ME(A)ET EATING PLANT

Plants that eat insects and small animals are quite fascinating but not for the  poor animals that drown in their juices…. But in Summer we visited some tropical greenhouses and they had some beautiful carnivorous plants.

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THIS IS A SARRACENIA SPECIES, ALSO CALLED PITCHER PLANT

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SARRACENIA SPECIES

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I think these deadly flowers look really pretty but they hide several dead bodies inside, nature can be very cruel.

Have a great week and thanks for visiting my blog.

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GIANT WATER LILY

Last week we visited a botanical garden in Meise near Brussels, and they had a huge greenhouse with plants from all over the world. One of those plants was the giant water lily (Victoria Amazonica), very impressive ! I had seen it on tv and on photo’s but not in real life.

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LEAFS, FLOWERS AND BUDS OF THE GIANT WATER LILY

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A CLOSER LOOK

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BABY LEAF OF THE GIANT WATER LILY

Have a great weekend all !

MEANWHILE IN THE GREENHOUSE

I don’t know why but everything is growing like mad this year, in the garden and in the greenhouse. The only disadvantage are the snails, never had so many!!!

Here are some pictures of the greenhouse.

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IF THEY TASTE AS GOOD AS THEY LOOK…

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SNACK TOMATOES

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GRAPES, they will be dark blue when  ripe, they look a bit odd but that is cos you don’t have to cut the excess grapes yourself, this grape loses the excess grapes it self (does anyone know what the english word is for this ?)

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SNACK CUCUMBER

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LONG BELL PEPPERS 

There are other things growing in my greenhouse as well but that will be for another time.

Have a great day and thanks for visiting !