Le Jardinet Newsletter

 November 2010
Jane H2  Life is full of challenges isn't it? Whether  designing containers for a narrow space (see photo at left) so that they can be enjoyed from inside yet don't obstruct the view, finding the perfect plant for the impossible location (see my plant of the month), shoveling 12 YARDS of compost one wheelbarrow at a time or learning to write a blog. Well I'm not volunteering for the last two but I can always help with plants and design. Sign up for my new blog to get the latest ideas or email me to make an appointment to get together. Let's meet the challenges head on!
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'Garden Adventures - for thumbs of all colors' is now live and you've been giving me great feedback on the posts so far; thank you! I know many of you have already signed up to receive new posts automatically, BUT...........for the procrastinators amongst you here is a reminder that you need to subscribe to get these posts to your email. Click here to go to the blog and sign up today. For those of us who are new to such things, the simplest way to sign up is to click on the 'subscribe by email' box. You will then be sent an email from feedburner (the subscription service), with the blog name in the header, asking you to verify your request. This is to avoid spammers. Your verification is needed to complete your subscription application. (You can unsubscribe at any time so don't worry).

Thank you for your patience as I've tried to make the sign up easier. I'll continue to iron out the wrinkles and make it as user friendly as possible.

Upcoming articles include 'When is a meadow not a meadow' and 'Don't tell me about bog gardens' . Join in the fun.

Your ideas are needed. 

Exciting news; I am working with Timber Press on a book proposal;

'Garden Moments - creating magic in small spaces'


Many of you have small gardens; what are the design challenges you have faced? When you browse magazines and garden books do you feel they provide you with inspiration, ideas and most importantly (in my view) the necessary understanding and tools to make the most of your garden? What sort of book do you want? Email me!


New Publication & Seminars

Read my latest article for the Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association on 'The WOW Factor - container gardening at its best'


The seminar page of my website has also been updated with three new bookings including the registration information for the Snohomish Master Gardeners Speaker Series featured last month. Mark your calendars! 

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There is a wonderful new resource  established by a group of enterprising garden speakers and authors including Debra Prinzing and Amy Stewart. You can search for a speaker by geographical location, name or topic, read their reviews and get links to their websites etc. Check it out and find the speaker for your luncheon, garden club or fundraising event. (And yes I am listed!)
Garden Events.

  • Holiday kick off weekend, November 6th & 7th Molbaks. Music, Kringle, kids activities, poinsettias and more.
  • Living Green; high concept design meets sustainability. Seminar by Debra Prinzing, Seattle. November, 10th 7.15pm. See Northwest Horticultural Society website for details.
  • Santa Paws at Molbaks, November 13th, 11am-3pm. A professional mini photo session for your pet to benefit the Seattle Humane Society. $20 donation
  • Girls Night Out at Molbaks, November 18th, 7-9.30pm. You'll just have to read the Molbaks website for this one ladies!

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Last call!Jane H 1

There is a very small window of opportunity left to replant your containers for fall and winter. We have already had several light frosts; soon it will be too cold to expect plants to survive the transplant shock.


Remember that these fall/winter designs will last until next May or June (if you take care of them of course). Why settle for drab pots when you can enjoy color all year round? Call or email me ASAP to set up an appointment.

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Karen Chapman CPH
Le Jardinet
425 765 3574 
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Leucothoe 'Rainbow'

Colorful, evergreen, drought tolerant, deer resistant, cold hardy and can cope with shade or morning sun. It even changes colors in winter becoming more red as the temperatures drop. Great in containers or the garden. Can eventually grow 3' x 3' but easily chopped to size. A mainstay for fall and winter designs.
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