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    North Carolina State Fair

    I go to the NC State Fair every year to eat tasty but terrible fair food and to see the plant displays. This year was pretty cool, nothing particularly special but I figured I would share it with you guys.
    A venus flytrap-esque salad grabber!

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    The ferns that were on display

    IMG_3433 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    I particularly liked this one

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    An orchid, this one won first place (the prize was $10)

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    A succulent display in a metal collinder

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    The first carnivore display... the next picture is a picture of the entry tag for this display, it made me laugh a little

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    Despite the poor spelling it was actually a well grown plant

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    A really cool fern

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    The mums!

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    A display from one of the local garden centers

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    Cool little succulent planter

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    A good use of a mop bucket

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    The largest gourds

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    Weirdest cucurbits

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    A japanese style garden that was on display, it said to look through the window to get the full effect, this pic didn't really do it justice

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    here is a layout of it

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    Its a mum tree!

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    Some orchids that were on display from a local orchid shop

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    The cut flower contest, these dahlia took first and second place respectively

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    I cant believe this pitcher lost to the little aquatic plant...

    IMG_3474 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    A cool bromeliad display

    IMG_3476 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    The carnivorous plant contest!

    IMG_3477 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    This scarlet belle has one every year for the past 3 years. I need to enter next year because even some of my worst Sarracenia look better than that.

    IMG_3479 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    Some purp/rosea don't remember which

    IMG_3480 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    Cool Euphorbia

    IMG_3481 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    Cool cacti

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    A panorama shot of the greenhouse, click on the link to see it blown up a little more

    IMG_3484 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    Lithops!

    IMG_3485 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    Haworthia truncata

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    Some of the outdoor displays

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    IMG_3489 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    The veggie plots

    IMG_3490 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    The edible garden

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    The apple display, again click on the link

    IMG_3498 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    And last but not least a really cool, hand blown glass VFT! Yours for only $250, needless to say I didn't buy it.

    IMG_3597 by mcmcnair, on Flickr

    Thats all hope you enjoyed!
    NCSU's Carnivore Nut
    Original President of the CCPS & Co-Founder
    Mason M.
    My Growlist

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    Very nice, I took some pics as well at the state fair. Will post pics here today. Not many cRnivores but still is always great to go to the state fair every year.

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    lithops rock XD get it? hehe

    wonderful pics man, love the orchid flowers and ferns!!!

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    Couldn't get pics up yesterday but here they come:

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    That blue orchid....

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