I have to admit. Maybe it’s the hipster in me, but I feel a little possessive and just a little smug when something alternative that I’ve been into becomes mainstream. I know I shouldn’t care, but I can’t help it. The feeling is impulsive. So when I opened the new October 2014 issue of Sunset Magazine to a spread featuring carnivorous plants and crested cacti, I felt a lot of different things.
Mostly, though, in spite of my selfish tendencies, I felt excited. And a little validated. Here were these marvelous plants that I collect and care about, with their own spread in a magazine I idolize. Beautiful, haunting photographs shot by the talented Aya Brackett accompany the piece, written by Johanna Silver. I’ve got to credit the folks at Sunset: they even recruited Rob Co of The Pitcher Plant Project to provide plants and insight. Which makes me feel, like, totally jealous.
All that being said, I did manage to snap a few photos to tantalize you guys. See, I can share. Right?
Original article, photos and content © Sunset Magazine
Photos of the magazine in action © Plant Propaganda
If you need to know more, be sure to buy the October 2014 issue before it’s too late!