Hi, my name is Sarah, I actually have been on here a bit but never thought to introduce myself properly.
I have been growing non native plants since age 5, in which I actually managed to grow a lemon tree in Michigan of all places, from a seed I pulled out of a store bought lemon. It survived for more than a decade, until my grandmother, suffering from chemo brain, tossed it out. But from that start, I never stopped attempting to plant pretty much any seed I could get a hold of, much to the ire of my mother
Orchids, cacti, multiple sorts of trees, from various places and climates I have managed to grow successfully, and my favorite is growing things from seed when I can get a hold of them. However, while I have been interested in carnivorous plants ever since age 10 when I noticed the "death cubes" of Venus flytraps in the general store, I have owned them relatively recently. So far every attempted care and germination has been successful, leaving me with a lot more plants than I bargained for, and some dirty looks from my mother, who better not try to throw out my plants again
As an autistic person often not understood by people, plants make me feel safe. I can't offend a plant, and yet they rely on me for their care and succeed with my efforts. I don't talk to them or anything weird like that, although I'm sure I probably stare at them a bit too much.
Oh, and I am a college student in the Biomedical Sciences. I guess I just add that right in there.