The San Francisco Flower and Garden Show 2012 Visit

My daughter and I were blessed enough to visit the 2012 San Francisco Flower and Garden show in San Mateo. I was excited, I don't know if my daughter knew what she was getting into, but it was awesome as it was almost four years ago the last time I attended. I remember the lady I purchased our Vanilla planifolia (Vanilla) from as well as our Dischidium pectinoides (Ant plant/Kangaroo Pocket plant) from. She was still there in the same booth space and it was a pleasure chatting with her about my experiences since I purchased those plants form her. Great energy, Great time!
This is a great event to visit for those interested in nature, gardening etc at all levels. From the children's area, to expert seminars, talks, and of course the Marketplace where you can buy everything from seeds and tools to trees and trainings. The only negative marks come from the price of parking ($12), which is over half the cost of a regular adult all day entrance ($20), but the learning experience, people you'll meet and great bargains if you've done your research are worth it in my opinion. If it wasn't raining as heavily I would have taken public transportation, which I do recommend. Enjoy the pictures.

Awesome succulent display by Succulent Gardens.

Best price for biggest, healthiest plants for the price. Thanks Sweetwater Nursery!

Some of the most beautifully pleasing displays simply made up of sexy succulents!

Here is a little succulent display action from Succulent Gardens.

Children's area - 'Sproutopia'

California natives displayed in their natural background with California graffiti.

New Beginnings for the T.R.E.E. Center

Guandules, Habichuela (pinto beans), Vanilla, Sugar Cane...

You can see the Hygrometer poking into the picture on the upper left-hand side. That instrument reads of Temperature and Humidity.

One of the T.R.E.E. Centers systems at near full capacity.

Enclosures of this sort are necessary to start many of the tropical plants as well as seedlings in general. They all respond very well to increased humidity and  higher temperatures during these stages.