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Eat You Up, Yum

I've been in love with pitcher plants since we came across a log-potted growth of them at Bok Tower Gardens a few years ago.  I bought two earlier this summer to place on the back patio, partly to see if they'd make a dent in the insect population, but mainly because they're just gorgeous.   The Sarracenia leucophylla 'Tarnok' is doing very well.  It has produced mid-sized pitchers since being potted up, and is now about 12" tall and turning out laaaarge pitchers.  

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And if you gently peer down into the pitcher itself, you can see all kinds of horror:  

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I'm glad to be rid of the pesky love bugs (which the pitchers consume in droves) and the even peskier destructive-caterpillar-spawning moths, but I'm still a softie at heart, and can't help but feel the teensiest bit sorry for them. Which is, I suppose, why I dreamed last night of murderous, body-snatching pitcher plants.   Sooo, no more peering down into pitchers for me.  Eat up, fellas!