All of which is *not*, by any means, to disparage the show or the folks who were selling things there. I was just expecting more plants--well, let's be honest--more succulents. And to be fair, my visit did not coincide with the succulent-relevant seminars held by succulent luminaries such as Debra Lee Baldwin and Robin Stockwell, and I'm sure those were terrific.
A few highlights. Agave attenuata "Kara's Stripe" was featured in the "hot plants" room. Judging from the array there, I understood "hot" to mean "newly popular" rather than "best for hot climates." And there were a lot of gorgeous bonsais there, too, several of which were many decades old, and truly amazing.