Thursday, February 3, 2011

pitcher plant

One of my favorite plants at Selby is the Pitcher Plant. pitcher plants are carnivorous and feed on insects.
 they fascinate me because they are so ugly they are cute.


When I look at these, I start to sing,
I'm a little teapot, short and stout, here's my handle ,here's my spout, when I get all steamed up, here me shout, tip me over and pour me out. (if you are singing and doing the actions you may have worked in day care)
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Helen: Mum, do you know what I'm going to give you for your birthday? Mum: No, dear, what? Helen: A nice teapot. Mum: But I've got a nice teapot. Helen: No you haven't. I've just dropped it
source: http://www.jokebuddha.com/Teapot#ixzz1Ck0tzB00
Q: Why don't you ever iron a four-leaf clover?


: You might press your luck.


What Starts With "T" What Ends With "T" & It Is Full Of "T"? Teapot.
source: http://www.jokebuddha.com/Teapot/recent/2#ixzz1Ck1oEBiT

18 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Sandra, I have never seen a Pitcher Plant before. Quite interesting...

Now--you will have me singing the Teapot song ALL day long!!!! ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Snapper II said...

Great Photos. A gruesome looking flower for sure.
Even spikes at the top to head off any chance of escape.
And Yes I started singing "I'm alittle tea pot"
he he he he

Lucy (aka rharper) said...

You have the most interesting plants there. :)

Stacey Dawn said...

What a unique plant!
And now thank you - I have a nice little song to stick in my craw while I undergo.... ;o)

srp said...

This reminded me of something else before I read the post... but we won't go there.

George said...

I don't think I've ever seen a Pitcher plant before. It is an unusual plant. I wonder if it does a good job of insect control?

Ginny said...

With the right accessories, it might make a nice purse. Perhaps even a mail pouch. But as a plant, nah, just doesn't work!!!

DawnTreader said...

Strange-looking things. I certainly wouldn't want it as a purse (thinking of Ginny's comment), considering that its carnivorous! LOL Not sure I'd like my tea from it either...

Remington said...

SMILING! Thank you! Those are some funny but super cool plants! We don't have those in Minnesota. If we did they would be full of "ice water"! Or mabye just ice!

Kilauea Poetry said...

Ya..I like useful plants like this too! I enjoy gourds for the same reason..and the lufa sponges (I grew both- and used them). Great photos of an intriguing little plant!

Nezzy said...

What a wonderfully beautiful plant. I am a plant addict and I've never seen this unique plant before.

Your photos are just fab sweetie!

God bless ya and have a warm fuzzy kinda day :o)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Yes, ugly sort describes this plant,yet it is so unique.
Ruth

S. Etole said...

That's one unusual looking plant.

Chatty Crone said...

Gosh you have the most interesting things and I learn something every time I come to visit.

COOL!
sandie♥

LC said...

Totally unlike the pitcher plants that are all around the coast here. I guess both kinds catch and digest insects though. Ours are graceful and quite pretty.

SquirrelQueen said...

I love these but I had forgotten all about them. A friend of mine in GA had one and it always fascinated me.

Ann said...

I've heard of these plants but never saw one before. They are really cool looking. I'm going to have that song stuck in my head for the rest of the night now, thanks...lol

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