2017 NECPS Show!

9/11/2017

Hello friends! Dan here.

On September 9th, Alvin and I traveled to Boylston, Massachusetts to vend plants at the Annual Fall New England Carnivorous Plant Society Show. It was a fantastic time; plenty of well-grown plants were on display. There were interesting lectures and the grounds of Tower Hill Botanical Garden (the show's location) were absolutely breathtaking. Best of all, there were lots of people in attendance that seemed eager to learn about and grow CPs!

Here are some of my favorite pictures (which were all taken by Alvin... unfortunately my camera malfunctioned). You can view the whole gallery here.

Note: The majority of the plants on this post are not ours. All growers are given credit in the captions! (I've also added some of my own remarks. - Alvin)

Until next time,

- Dan

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H. nutans giant form, grown by George Newman

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H. folliculata, George Newman.

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N. edwardsiana, grown by Dom Gravine. 4 eddies were on display - as a friend of mine remarked, we need more Drosera!

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H. tatei, grown by George Newman. This thing easily towered over all of the other Heliamphora, and some of the Sarracenia as well.

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H. minor, grown by our very own Alvin Liu (should've brought mine to one up him)

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D. regia, grown by Jeff Matteson (this thing has a huge stem that isn't visible in this photo... absolutely awesome)

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D. lusitanicum, grown by Don Gallant

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H. sarracenioides, grown by Dom Gravine

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S. purpurea ssp. purpurea f. heterophylla, grown by George Newman

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S. psittacina var. psittacina f. viridescens, George Newman

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N. 'The Succubus', grown by Jeff Matteson

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S. rosea, grown by Jeff Matteson

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S. purpurea ssp. purpurea, grown by Steve Branchaud. The pitchers on this particular plant were incredibly long, definitely one of the largest purp forms I've seen.

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S. 'Hammer's Hammerhead', grown by Jeff Matteson. The cross is S. (psittacina x alabamensis) x alabamensis. I don't normally like psitt crosses too much but this one is really nice.

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N. robcantleyi x ovata, grown by Dom Gravine

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Interesting Ceph display from David Schloat.

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Really neat Ping rock planting from Emmi Kurosawa.

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Another one - P. x 'Sethos'

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And of course, Jeff Matteson's obligatory VFT 'B52' half barrel.