Chickens are all the rage now that more and more cities are making it legal for residents to keep a couple of hens in their backyard. I was lucky enough to hang out with award-winning landscape designer and Timber Press author Jessi Bloom this week at the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show. Her book, Free Ranch Chicken Gardens, includes everything you need to know about integrating chickens into your backyard- from coop designs to chicken care, and which plants you should or shouldn’t have in your garden. She covered all of this information to an eager crowd at her “What the Cluck!” seminars at SFGS. Her book has been so popular that it has sold out at the last two garden shows she's spoke at- prior to her book signing event! I personally have wanted chickens for a while, and will definitely be getting my hands on a copy of her book once we finally get them.
|After returning from my trip to San Francisco, I connected with Greg Howes and Brian Fikes, owners of Two Flew the Coop. I first saw their super cute chicken coops at Talini’s Nursery, and I’m eager to add one to my own garden one day.|
|Both Greg and Brian are gardeners and they have a wonderful selection of edibles in their backyard and front yard.|