Pitcher Plant

The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, Florida, is an estate garden whose mission is to “provide an oasis of inspiration and tranquility, while furthering the understanding and appreciation of plants, especially epiphytes”.  An epiphyte is a plant that derives its moisture and nutrients from the air and rain and usually grows on another plant.


It’s been an all too short, but wonderful visit to Sarasota, and I’ll have more photos and stories to post later.  For now, know that I’ve missed many of your posts while I’ve traveled, but I’ll catch up soon!!

32 thoughts on “Pitcher Plant

  1. What a great plant and photo Laurie. I sort of looks like some old paraphernalia I owned (hint, hint, nudge, nudge, say no more) LOL.

    • I know you travel alot, Mae … if you are ever in that area, you should check it out. So many amazing, wonderful plants to marvel over.

      • I’m headed down to Florida this week but won’t be near there this time. Food for thought when planning other trips. Are you getting on the bike again this summer? I’m just wondering…..

      • Yes, that is the plan, but I’ve realized lately that as my brain has healed and my mind has become clearer, I find that I react a bit too strongly when faced with vehicles pulling out in front of me while driving the truck. I am working on calming that reaction. I hope to test ride later this month and hopefully be on the new bike in May. I still have several procedures to go through on the dental restoration so working on that as well, making progress though (and probably more info than you wanted!)

      • I do want to know. Past accidents can be haunting and yours was a doozy. – that was the best term I could come up with. I was just wondering how it was going. Good luck with the dental stuff…

    • I agree! I’d never seen one before. Crystal, the enw exhibit at the garden was a Rainforest, designed to be a children’s area but the adults loved it, too. More photos to come!

  2. Isn’t that just a marvel of nature? It even has it’s only little umbrella to stop wayward brick brace from falling inside. Just the most interesting little thing. Thanks for sharing LB, great shot!

    • I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and need to go back! I learned so much (but have so much more to learn). I’ll be sharing a few more photos later on.

      • I love botanical gardens. They’re so well tended and usually filled with fascinating specimens.

        I’ve seen photos of that flower, but I don’t know if I’ve actually seen one in person. I think it’s fascinating.

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