By the time I got to the individual plant competition, my feet were screaming from the hard concrete convention center floor. But this part of the show is amazing: the perfect specimens; the blue, red and yellow ribbons; and the photo opps! It's like a fashion show for each kind of plant. I'm especially drawn to the bulb flowers since I grow them at home (in the ground, not in pots), but some of the other categories feature breathtaking specimens. I just love this lady's blurred face behind the African violet!
Orchids were very popular this year: