Saturday, March 7, 2015

Sundews Etc. one year in

One year ago today I made my first post here on the blog, about my blooming Drosera capillaris.

Drosera capillaris.
D. capillaris, 3-7-2014, from Flowers and D. capillaris "Alabama".
Things were so much simpler back then.

Here are some Fun Facts about the Sundews Etc. blog:
  • Around 17% of my traffic comes from Ukraine. Thanks for tuning in, Ukrainian growers!
  • Both of my Grower Interviews are among my top 10 most popular posts. I guess I should do some more.
  • Based on the labels (to the right) I talk about Drosera burmannii more than any other species (big surprise), but pygmy sundews as a group are a close second.
  • There are just shy of 1100 photos of carnivorous plants on this blog for 153 posts, around 7 per post on average.
Now, let's look back at some old posts and see how far we've come.


Dionaea muscipula.
Dionaea muscipula, 3-12-2014, from Things are growing!

Drosera scorpioides
Drosera scorpioides, 4-3-2014, from Pygmies and D. adelae.

Drosera 'Marston Dragon'
Drosera 'Marston Dragon', 5-26-2014, from The Housefly and the Dragon.

Drosera allantostigma.
Drosera allantostigma, 6-20-2014, from I really love Drosera allantostigma.

Drosera capensis 'Albino'
Drosera capensis 'Albino', 7-4-2014, from Repotting a few sundews.

Drosera helodes and Drosera allantostigma.
Drosera helodes and Drosera allantostigma, 8-26-2014, from Checking in on various plants.

Drosera adelae
Drosera adelae. 9-11-2014, from Drosera adelae is offset crazy.

Sarracenia leucophylla
Praying mantis and Sarracenia leucophylla, 10-25-2014, from A thief among the Sarracenia.

Pinguicula laueana × emarginata
Pinguicula laueana × emarginata. 11-21-2014, from Pinguicula roundup, November 2014.

Utricularia calycifida.
Utricularia calycifida flower, 12-6-2014, from A few new blooms.

Drosera ultramafica × spatulata
Drosera ultramafica × spatulata, 1-27-2015, from Some progress shots.

Drosera venusta
Drosera venusta, 2-9-2015, from Random pictures of pretty sundews.

Finally, here are a few more posts I noticed looking through the archives that might be of interest to newer reader.
And of course, there are Plant Profiles, Cultivation Guides, and Grower Interviews on my Blog Series page.

Thank you all for reading – sharing pictures and talking about my plants with fellow growers makes everything a lot more fun. Here's to another good year!


  1. Happy anniversary, Devon! Here's to many more years of carnivorous plant blogging! :)

  2. I really enjoyed looking at that photo of the marston's dragon. Very neat angle.