And it’s over, just like that! The BACPS show & sale is the most anticipated event of the year for many Nor Cal growers, myself included.
It was great to be a part of the show this year, not just an attendee. I’m already planning for next year! Perhaps a sales table to myself, we will see.
Onto the pictures! I was trying to conserve my camera battery, and so wasn’t able to shoot every awesome plant, but think I got a pretty good sampling!
The Sarracenia selection couldn’t be beat!
I briefly babysat this this gorgeous Nepenthes veitchii at the club table.
Some of the best plants were on display out in the hallway.
Crazy huge Drosera regia!
Love the spots on these Sarracenia minors.
The color contrast on these Nepenthes ampullaria! I’m in love.
I couldn’t get a wide enough shot of this massive bowl of Cephalotus follicularis, so I settled on making it look like a Ceph landscape.
And the SHOW! Oh my goodness, the show!
These red Nepenthes albomarginata were a personal favorite of mine. Such adorable pitchers.
This massive pot of Darlingtonia californica won first in Best in Show. Very well deserved!
My kind of planter for a Pinguicula gigantea!
Super adorable Genlisea lobata x flexuosa flower! I have this same hybrid and am suddenly super inspired to make it flower. The owner of this one had it flooded in a glass jar, so I may do something similar.
This little flytrap wasn’t my entry, but I’m super proud nonetheless! I gave it to a fellow BACPS member at one of our socials when it was a teeny tiny little thing. The traps were maybe a quarter inch long at the time. Clearly, she took amazing care of it and won second plants in the flytrap category!
Impressive stem on this Drosera capensis entry!
I just diagnosed myself with Pinguicula cyclosecta envy.
Nepenthes klossii, one of the two side-opening Nepenthes species. I don’t think I’d seen an N. klossii in person before!
To say the show was carnivorous plant overload is an understatement, though that isn’t a bad thing! I’m super proud to be part of a group that gathers such amazing participation around this hobby.
I also have to shout out to the LOVELY blog readers, followers, and customers I was able to meet in person at the show. I mean, anyone can takes photos, write word-vomit and put it on the internet. But knowing that my photos and word-vomiting is really reaching, helping, and inspiring people to learn about and grow these plants is such an honor! It was truly wonderful meeting some of you. 🙂
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