Sometimes there's two of them.
Sometimes there's a whole crew of them.
Sometimes they're hiding amongst other succulents.
Sometimes they look a little poorly.
Sometimes they are bravely planted in the ground.
Sometimes there's a weed.
Smart little weed. I wouldn't reach in there. Would you?
The Hardy Plant Study Weekend is an annual conference for garden lovers that features international speakers and tours of local gardens, which rotates every four years between the Seattle area, Portland, OR, Salem, OR and Victoria, B.C. When in Seattle the Northwest Perennial Alliance hosts it. You can find more information here about this year's conference, which took place last weekend.