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Sarracenia 'Scarlet Belle'
September 04, 2007. We took advantage of the wonderful weather over the Labor Day weekend to conduct our annual family trek to Point Phillip Perennials. With our hectic spring schedule and mid-summer lethargy, it's usually around this time of year, when gardening becomes pleasant again, that we venture to the opposite corner of the Lehigh Valley to visit this friendly, marvellously diverse nursery. It doesn't hurt that all of the stock of perennials and shrubs is on sale at this time in the season, either! As usual, we returned with about as much as our minivan (already loaded up with three kids) could carry. Besides thoroughly sensible items such as stand-by perennials and stalwort native shrubs, there's always the few off-kilter indulgences. This year, they include a Japanese hardy banana, a couple of twiggy ephedras, and two varieties of pitcher plant. While I don't usually create photo portraits for new purchases, I figured I'd better do so in this case, since the hardiness of the banana and the pitcher plants is tentative.

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