While I wait for the seed exchange to begin, I wanted to introduce myself.
I have been lurking on the forum for quite a while... usually I'm more of a reader than a poster in general, but I finally began posting recently and I've enjoyed communicating with folks who have similar interests to mine. :)
I'm living in the Seattle area but originally I came from Japan. I am also a member of the northwest NARGS chapter. I have been growing all sorts of plants for the last 15 years or so but last year, my neighbor flower friend took me to the chapter meeting as a guest. That inspired me to join both the national and local societies. Now I wish I had joined earlier!
I love plants, especially spring ephemerals like Erythronium, Trillium, Fritillaria, etc... I also like species lilies, Arisaema, and species and some hybrids of hellebores and clematis. My garden soil is pretty much clay and we have lots of big trees in neighboring yards, so whenever we dig in the garden, my shovel hits roots. Recently, I have been exchanging seeds with my flower friends from all over the world, and I have rediscovered the joy of growing plants from seed (even ones that I used to plant as bulbs). It will be a while until I see my first flowers, but hopefully once they start, and if I keep sowing, I will see new flowers every year. ;)