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One of the things you guys have to remember is that this was a very temporary display. I think it looks real good. When I look at this picture I can imagine the time that went into placing plants, packing moss around everything so no pots are showing, Making sure flowers, leaves and pitchers are all facing the right way and look natural, making labels, etc, etc.
Sure you can go see some permanent collections at places like ABG that will blow your shorts off, but those are permanent collections!
I think this was a pretty darn good exhibit myself...
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I just meant some of the species/var. that they chose. I mean Borneo exotics has some well fairly exotic Neps. This had most of the var. of flava along with some hybrids and Cv. (Judith Hindle I think I see) which are not that impressive becasue they are so common. Maybe I am thinkabout this too mcuh as a Cper and not enough as a common person.
Hey Brooks, thanks! *They are both superior displays. I have to admit that I too favor the Sarracenia display like JBL but that's merely because I prefer Sarracenia to Nepenthes. There's just something "home grown, baseballish, and apple pieish" about Sarrs even though the Nep display was superior from a design perspective and in my opinion it should have won. I guess I'm just a superficial person. There's something flat out feel good and conforting when I see a wave of Sarrs all spread out like that.
Oh, hey..it looks just like my backyard. Just kidding. I think it looks really nice...but I haven't seen the Borneo one, either. I can see why it got a gold medal. Aprilh
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Could somebody please post a picture of Borneo's exhibit. If you say it's better than this one, then it's got to be good.
The Neps pics have been posted under the Neps thread for a week now, Go there to see them.
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Well, I'm a Nep lover and I have to admit, from a purely aesthetic, (who cares which plants are in there), kind of perspective, I favor this display. However, if I were there, I would have taken 10x more pictures of the Nep display as this one.
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