Ian - Sorry to hear you won't be at the swap. I just purchased one of Lee Valley's "plant walls" (it's a terra cotta coloured plastic wall with plant pockets - I think it will look better than it sounds) to place some of the babies from the semps I recieved in trade from you last year. I have Minter Gardens on my list for spring shopping, so perhaps we can arrange a trade at that time - I am also meeting Paula from these forums to trade for a rubber pond when I head out to Chilliwack - I hope to create a bog garden in it. Rene - I am interested in alpines and if you still have an androsace please keep me in mind as we post the lists. Like you, my wintersowing is a little late germinating - I was also late getting going. Did you have any luck with the carniverous plants? I have a cimicifuga that I am digging up - it is green leaved and bloomed mid summer for me last year. The flowers are not scented and are not the typical bottle brush. I recieved it from Michele in a trade two years ago but I was looking for the scent. I plan to divide it if anyone is interested. I have a Bressingham Blue Hosta that has outgrown its present location. I can make a couple of divisions when I move it. I also have a very early (started blooming about Christmas time this year) lilac coloured primula with a yellow throat - the flower is not as pinky as it appears in the picture below, it is definately a lavendar colour. It should be ready for dividing soon as it is just finishing flowering. In addition, I can offer red monarda, purple liatrus and white fringed shasta daisy at this point. I'll post more soon. I hope other forum members realize that all are welcome - there is just a group of us that met through another forum that have done this a few times - we came here hoping to welcome new plant enthusiasts to the swap. It's a lot of fun.