Wow, he seems to have accomplished a lot. Well I hope I can make it! Anyone from the Bay Area planning to go?
"Growing Carnivorous Plants"
Is a great book! I would highly recommend it.
By all accounts Barry Rice is an entertaining speaker too.
That's all I needed to hear Not a Number! Hahaha, I was afraid of just sitting and being bored to death, just like another lecture in my schedule. I enjoy speakers who keep listeners entertained, and engaged. It definitely receives all of my attention!
Yes, I remember reading that. Apparently Dr. Rice took dead skin from his feet and fed it to his Dionaea. The Dionaea liked it and ate it all. What a remarkable story.
Hey all! So my trip to the San Francisco Botanical Garden was alright. To my disappointment there were no carnivorous plants, but a lot of other plants. I was really looking foward to that and was pretty bummed. Other than that, the garden was wonderful! It's so full of nature, and everything green in between. Check it out if you're ever in the city. Nice place for walks, dates, picnics, and oh did I mention free admission?
I'm in SF too. I have a couple of VFT's doing well here, on an eastern facing windowsill. I don't know where you are in the city, but one of the nurseries closest to me is Flowercraft on Old Bayshore. I go there for soil and pots since trekking out to Home Depot takes so much time and effort (such a hassle to leave the city! LOL)
I've been to one BACPS meeting so far and found it to be fun, informative, and the people are very friendly. You should definitely go.