I have been back for almost a week now, and the show ended last Sunday, but I can't resist posting some of the nursery displays from this amazing show. There were a half dozen really fine nurseries with great offerings for rock gardeners: Kelly Dodson and Sue Milliken's Far Reach Farm was mobbed the whole time, and Edelweiss Alpines from Portland had a great display including lots of Gentiana acaulis in full bloom! There was an incredible Heath and Heather nursery, and a number of other fine firms (Naylor's, "Keeping it Green" which wins the prize for the best nursery with the worst name--they had fabulous Western bulbs and orchids) and on and on...Oh well. Guess you had to be there: next year if you live anywhere near Seattle, you gotta go. I am thinking of going back myself. I think it compares favorably to Philly flower show in many respects (please don't stone me, you Easterners!) ;D Oh yeah! the Gardens and seminars were awesome too...they had to have had several hundred booths, and they were really artistic. I am not much of a trade show person, but this one sold me! I had a ton of things to lug back!