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    LACPS Huntington Botanical Garden Meet

    Yesterday I made the trek up to LA from San Diego to attend their Annual Huntington Botanical Gardens meet. On the itinerary: scope out the members displays, sales and give-aways (and ditch a pile of cuttings ), go on the tour of the back greenhouses, then there was a talk from DJ on his travels through PNG and the very nice Drosera, Nepenthes and 'chids he saw. As per my M.O., enjoy the story through pics

    I got there close to opening time, so the tables weren't as populated yet... the usual fare. Some more showy neps, some pings and pygmy dews showed up too.






    I shoulda taken a pic of the emu eggs.. 1 for $5, 2 for $20. Greedy tax

    Noms table!!


    So off on the tour!




    Shade-cloth grow area starts


    Grow area weeds are the best.










    A cobra!! It was 90F+ out and there was a full grown cobra!




























    ...to be continued in the greenhouses..
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    (Neps are up top)










    Back outside and look at that nice pot of tomatoes!


    And some nice... mini tomato plants?






    Real gardeners work here.


    The mist felt GREAT it was so hot out...












































    ...to be continued in more of the greenhouse...
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    Some nice blue leaves!






























    Obligatory swampy pit. Everyone has one of these right??




    The cooling system.




    And into the public greenhouses proper, via the Southeastern bog display.







    Look at us all paying attention!



    Important info when I go into the swamp next month...


    And into the cloud forest display.
















    Look at those aerial roots!












    The Nep wall therein-


    ...to be continued in the big tropical rainforest display area...
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    Quote Originally Posted by thez_yo View Post
    I shoulda taken a pic of the emu eggs.. 1 for $5, 2 for $20. Greedy tax
    Ack! Cough! Sputter!

    A 100% sales tax for two emu eggs. What is wrong with your politicians?
    The profile pic that you see above is my actual photo. I am a hyper-intelligent snake that has learned to use the internet and I will eventually rule you all.

    Just kidding..... Or am I?

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    Sigh, the accursed double post strikes again.
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    Have I mentioned yet that they had a nice display of Paphs everywhere? Because they had really nice Paphs blooming everywhere




































    Oblig. poison-


    The fish pool.




    Vanilla




    Other noms.


    And on the way back to the classroom whence we started.




    DJ gave a nice talk with pics of various neps - N. maxima. So much N. maxima! And a couple other things, like D. ultramafica and N. ampullaria.

    Then, my long drive back. I took the I15 this time instead of the 5 to see if there would be less shenanighans. Seems about the same though, 2.5hrs up and 3.5hrs back down. The 15 seems more like a desolate wasteland than the 5, being further from civilization.

    Traffic everywhere you look.


    Look at the temp on the highway. *dies*








    At least the hills are nice








    It was a good meeting. It's always worth the trip up!
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    Very nice - certainly a pictorial odyssey. I really like the paphs and phrags.
    - Mark

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