The drosophyllum got a blue ribbon on the last leg of the show. It took me for ever to find it because I had never seen such a large example of that taxon. Alas Kevin's Drosera regia - well-grown, happy, large, mature, robust, kept losing out to a tuft of sedge. I entered Drosera petiolaris (it was petulant and refused to dew up), D. adelae (red ribbon first go round, blue on the second), a terrarium with S. psittacina and D. binata multifida that did well, and also a pot of D. binata multifida that I had to withdraw after some matron in a fur coat stuck her elbow into it during the grooming/staging/entering process.
Wow, Jerry, I didn't realize you went to the show! I'm honored you posted about it and liked it. I hope you enjoyed seeing all the other plants.
Greaden, I saw your adelae and it was gorgeous! I didn't realize that you also entered in a petiolaris - I don't think I saw it. I'm sorry to hear that someone stuck her elbow into your binata...that's devastating. That sort of thing happens intentionally when I bring plants to events like Paleopalooza, with little kids wanting to get a fistful of drosera capensis. Congratulations on your ribbons, though!
Unfortunately, I went to pick up my drosophyllum on Sunday and found it extremely wilted (the plant was over a foot tall before, and it had wilted down to the crown). It was watered on Monday but I couldn't do so on Thursday. The humidity was so low in the convention center that the water losses were beyond what I expected. It has rejuvenated almost completely after I watered it, but it still doesn't look nearly as good.
Forgot to add in the previous post - I also entered in a tiny Drosera spatulata by itself, which managed to win second place in all three rounds of judging, while the regia (different category though) never won second place a single time (I think it got third place twice and honorable mention once). They have very interesting criteria for judging.
Post by jerrytheplater on Mar 23, 2018 19:25:06 GMT -5
That must be very disheartening to see your Drosophyllum plant wilted so much. Glad it bounced back for the most part.
My wife and I went down on Monday. I took a day off work. It was really crowded. I didn't expect that. We ate both lunch and dinner at the Reading Terminal Market. We really like that place. Much less crowded at night. Lunch, forget it.