Saturday, May 14, 2005


Illustration Friday- Nourishment

The Illustration Friday topic is Nourishment. My son and I are fascinated by carnivorous plants though growing them seems to be very difficult. We've managed to keep them for about a year at a time but never managed to get them to keep going longer. Of course, my son's friends visit and then the plants end up being hand fed with carefully caught bugs ; which i think is part of the reason for their early demise.

9 comments:

Karen Winters said...

Ewwwwww :-) ... but right on topic!

Cin said...

hee, hard to imagine a fly as nourishment but yeah this works !

Emily said...

Hi, Alison! Great to see you on ifriday! Good illo for the topic too. All the best, Emily :-)

Perriette said...

This is one of the best and most original yet. Really like it.

I once had a Venus Flytrap and it finally grew-up big enough to eat a fly. And it did. Then it died. Must have been one rotten fly.

Ms Elle said...

Original and well done. Bravo.

Aeris said...

Very exciting story with these carnivorous things.... huh... ;) Good illo! ;) I'm not better.. I used red beetles :D

Joe said...

Great Ill. I just gave my daughters plant a bug last week! It is no longer with us. I didn't no your not supose to feed them!

Alison Ashwell said...

I think they like to catch their own bugs so that they aren't swamped by nutrients [since they grow in nutrient poor soils in the wild]

Mannex17 said...

Venus Flytraps and other carnivorous plants aren't really that difficult to grow if you know how to. Here's a great website telling you the requirements for Venus Flytraps. The latter URL is a good carnivorous plant forum.

http://www.sarracenia.com/faq.html
http://www.petflytrap.com/cgi-bin/ib312/ikonboard.cgi?;