It’s Garden Show Time in Oregon!
PORTLAND — In a few days, Oregon gardeners will set their garden expectations higher by attending the Yard Garden & Patio Show (YGPS)— February 8, 9, and 10. You don’t want to miss this show, because it will have your hands itching to pull on the garden gloves and plant your garden!
February kicks off the gardening season at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. Presented by Dennis’ 7 Dees Landscaping and Garden Centers, the YGPS display gardens’ 2013 theme is Garden Through the Ages. The event features seminars by top gardening experts of our region, products from plants to garden tools, inspirational display gardens, and more. I travel down from the Puget Sound Region to report on the YGPS every year and always enjoy my time attending Oregon’s premiere garden show.
Billy Derian from the DIY Network’s Extra Yardage is this year’s featured presenter. But don’t miss the other seminars to help you create and maintain a beautiful healthy garden. OAN’s director of events and education, Allan Niemi said, “… this year we’ve categorized our seminars under three themes: Right Plant, Right Place, Urban Farming, and Sustainability.” Other notable happenings during the three-day event are outdoor cooking classes, and an urban farming-focused edible garden.
One of my personal favorites is the display of garden art by Cracked Pots Recycled Garden Art Group. The artists never cease to amaze me with their creative use of recycled material turned into art. From large to small and whimsical to divine, their work gives the garden a special personal touch. Recycling is important to most Northwest residents and these artists turn it into an art form.
Stay tuned for my full coverage of the show, plus some peaks on video and tweets Thursday evening before it opens.
The Yard Garden and Patio Show hours are Friday and Saturday, February 8‐9, 10:00 a.m.‐7:30 p.m., and Sunday, February 10, 10:00 a.m.‐5:00 p.m. The Oregon Convention Center is located at 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Portland, Oregon. For more information visit the Yard Garden and Patio Show web site.