Well, the trip is over. I hope everyone made it back ok. I will say that this was a extremely fun trip. Meijer Gardens has an excellent carnivorous plant collection. I hope everyone made it back ok. I will be posting more info soon. Yes, I am keeping you in suspense
Well I made it home and I agree that this was a really fun trip. I would have been better if my wife could have made it, but she'll be at the next one. The gardens was almost as fun as our motel was. That was one of the best motels I ever stayed at. I can't wait to get back to the Knights Inn in Grand Rapids.
I think the best part this trip was meeting more cp people. Darcie, Travis, Amori, Glenn and his wife made this a great trip. Travis you missed a very nice and
entertaining dinner, I wish you could have made it.
I'm sorry I was a quite, but I was a little worried about my wife.
Your showing the giant Ceph to torcher me more for forgetting to get a cutting aren't you? LOL, no seriously it was an awsome viset and I have tons of fun. Thanks for checking out with my familly by the way it made me feel better to know you had a good evening, sorry I wasn't still their.
Thanks again for all the plants Amori, they are settled into my grow racks now and I'm hardening off a few for the living room
For those that missed out, Bummer! It was an awsome trip, and lots of fun. Aside from the collection looking at it's best, Amori was able to identify any plants without tags for us and really knew his stuff
He also confermed that the gardens Ceph was a giant form as I had suspected and for many of us, it was the largest ever seen
Too bad it was semi-dormant, when it's in full growth I've seen it filling the whole pot with traps. Very nice picture by Nick
... I wish I had more to say, but it was just such a cool experience I don't think I can explain it in words.
That was a great trip! It is nice to put the faces that are behind the forum name. It something I thought would never happen to me on this forum. Started off so innocent with one or two post and BAM here I am with these great people that have the same interest as I do.
Amori, Thanks for showing us all around the Garden. You did a great job! What a great weekend this turned out to be.
What a great trip. Must be an echo in here. The highlight for me was meeting everyone but then I didn't stay at the Knights Inn. Thanks Amori you were a great tour guide. Thanks to Steve LaWarre as well for allowing access to the greenhouses, see ya next visit.
Meijer Gardens is always a great place to visit. I recomend it to anyone who can make the trip. Everyone who went will have to be sure and return in the Spring or Summer to check out the outdoor gardens and the sculpture.
Ozzy, I hope your wife has a speedy recovery!
Great to meet everyone and thanks again to Amori and Steve for making the day possible.
I'm glad everyone enjoyed their visit to the Frederik Meijer Gardens. I sure enjoyed meeting everyone and talk some CP. Thank you all for your kind words. This wouldn't have happened without Steve's direction, and those of you who devoted to see a few CP after a long drive. Thanks again