How to Grow Lady Slipper Orchids (and other plants, too!)

Drosera intermedia plant in a square green pot.

How to Grow Sundews: A Complete Guide

Introduction: In the realm of carnivorous plants, the Sundew (Drosera species) stands out with its glistening, dew-covered tentacles ready to ensnare unsuspecting prey. Not only are they captivating to watch as they capture and consume their meals, but they are also a stunning addition to any plant collection with their sparkly, tentacle-covered leaves and beautiful […]

Sarracenia purpurea subsp. purpurea thriving amid Sphagnum moss and native sedges.

How to Grow Pitcher Plants

Pitcher plants (Sarracenia species) are fascinating carnivores that thrive in specific natural habitats-especially bogs and wetlands. Cultivating them at home can be a very rewarding experience. Yet, even if you don’t have the ideal boggy garden spot, they can be successfully grown in containers. This approach provides greater control over their environment, making it especially […]

Container-growing Lady’s-Slipper Orchids

Most lady’s-slippers are creatures of niche environments-hence their universal rarity. And while suitable conditions can often be recreated in the home landscape, it’s often even easier to accommodate Cyps in containers. In fact, this method provides a level of control and flexibility that is very enticing, even for those with lots of land. To be […]

Planting and Care of Calopogon Species

Grass pinks are a fun and rewarding species to cultivate. They’re easy and adaptable and produce striking flowers in early summer. And, like the more common spring-flowering bulbs, they can be grown in pots and even “forced” so that you have flowers for an extended period of time. In the wild, Calopogon tuberosus grows in […]

a group of white lady slipper orchids

Planting and Care of Cypripedium Species

Download PDF Although native orchids have a reputation for being challenging to grow, we find that they are generally unfussy and long-lived, provided their cultural requirements are met. We cannot guarantee your success, but we offer the following advice based on practice, experience, and the wisdom of others who have been at this for a […]

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