Last weekend (31 May – 1 Jun) I had the honor and privilege to be a featured presenter on carnivorous plants at Sunset Magazine’s Celebration Weekend 2014. It was a fabulous weekend filled with botanical nerd-a-riffic-ness. I enjoyed meeting so many awesome people — from some of you wonderful individuals who I connect with on this blog and social media, to those that I met that weekend that had no idea such plants existed. Thank you to my family and friends – it was great to see so many of you come out that weekend. Your support means so much to me. Huge thanks to Mike Wang, the librarian of Sarracenia species! Right on for coming thru, bro! To my wife Dahlia and boys Josiah and Lucas - thank you for putting up with the plant madness through all of these years. I could not be doing what I am doing if were it not for your constant love and motivation. (…And extreme patience…) I also wanted to express my sincere gratitude to Sunset Magazine and Johanna Silver – thank you so much for this opportunity and for doing what you do. Y’all rock.
Dahlia and I checking out the venue and setting up the day before.
Getting the day started right. Sarracenia powered by Philz. (Thanks Nikki!)
Chef Fabio Viviani, the plants and I are hungry for some of your cooking!
With Peggy Northrop, Sunset Magazine Editor in Chief
Talkin’ carnivores – diving into the dark side of gardening…
Don’t. Poke. The. Traps.
Sunset Garden Stage Carnivorous Plant Talk Selfie with Jojo Silver
I couldn’t be doing what I’m doing if it were not for their love.
Ice cream after a great weekend. And photobombs.