Friday, September 27, 2013

NECPS Annual Show

Sarracenia alata, the Pale Pitcher Plant, cultivated from a collection from Covington, Louisiana.
The New England Carnivorous Plant Society is having its 10th annual show this weekend, at Roger Williams Park in Providence. It's a nice time of year for the summer-active carnivores like Sarracenia especially; they've spent the season outdoors soaking up the sun and rain and catching insects, and are at their peak before their October decline into a winter torpor. It's always kind of amazing to see what carnivorous plant fanatics are growing in backyards, windowsills and greenhouses throughout New England, all concentrated in one spot. I suspect that this is pretty much the best show of its kind in the U.S.

More information is on the NECPS website.