Independence Gardens’ chicken coop (check out the chickens inside!) in the Incredible Edible Garden area designed by Karen Schwartz of Magnolia Manor Nursery in Lake Oswego.

There’s plenty going on today at the Yard, Garden & Patio Show – more talks this afternoon (see schedule here) and still more great seminars tomorrow. Yesterday, I enjoyed talking with craftspeople and plant vendors about their work and about plants. It’s a treat to have artists, as well as growers and breeders, right there, available to answer the most nerdy or idiosyncratic questions.I came away from the show yesterday excited about spring, excited about living in the Willamette Valley and definitely excited about planting the hellebores I got yesterday. And now, while you check out my little slideshow (click on button at left), I’m going back to pick up what I couldn’t carry yesterday. See you there!