Le Jardinet Newsletter

 October 2011

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It's time to refresh your container gardens! By switching out summer annuals and tucking in a few spring bulbs you'll have a fabulous display from now until next May.

Ready for new containers? I have a special promotion this month on all AW pottery products. With a rainbow of colors, styles ranging from contemporary to rustic and all shapes and sizes available there is something perfect just for you. AW provides excellent customer service and a frost-resistance guarantee so you can't go wrong using these high quality works of art. See the coupon for details.

More good news? Remember to use your referral coupons this season and get $10 off your consultation too! 

Don't wait until the weather turns cold to make your appointment. Call or email me today and let's give those containers a face-lift.

Order your spring bulbs for containers NOW!


Do you like me to include spring bulbs in your fall container garden designs? They sell out quickly at the nurseries so be sure to tell me ASAP if you would like me to get some in stock for you. My personal favorites are;


Dwarf daffodils - tete a tete, jetfire

Dwarf tulips; Calypso, Juan, Red Riding Hood

Regular tulips - Princess Irene (pictured in this design)



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Make your own Glass Masterpiece!


Jesse Kelly is a glass artist extraordinaire. So many of you emailed me after seeing his work in a recent blog post, that I asked if he was offering any workshops in the near future.

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Photo credit; Mike Siedel


You're in luck! Get a group of 5 or 6 friends together and book a 5 hour session with Jesse at his Seattle studio. For $125 pp you'll each make TWO glass pieces and have tons of fun. Jesse provides all the supplies including beer or wine - and nobody will get burned!


Just think how much fun it would be to make your own piece of garden art. Or perhaps a special piece for fall decorating or a unique holiday gift? 


Email Jesse to schedule.


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I love to share my passion and knowledge of gardening with others, whether it is chatting to a garden club or presenting a seminar at the Northwest Flower and Garden show.


If you would like to book something for a group of gardening friends check out my listing on the Great Garden Speakers website. Once you reach my home page click on my name to get ideas for presentations and reviews of previous talks. I'm always developing new topics so don't be afraid to ask if there is something you don't see currently offered. 

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October Garden Events


  • Sat. October 1st, 12.30-1.30pm Year-Round Color with Bulbs. Seminar by veteran Master Gardener and landscape designer Pat Roome. Pat will identify which bulbs are hardy in our area, when to plant, and how to care for them. Molbaks Free.
  • Sun. October 2nd, 10am-2pm 1st Annual Fall Bulb Sale. Fundraiser organized by bulb expert Bob Lilly and hosted by the Hardy Plant Society of Washington. GREAT deals! Held at the Center for Urban Horticulture, Seattle. Details including bulb and price lists.
  • Sat. October 8th 10-11am Perennials: Tips for Fall Planting & Winter Care. Seminar by Lara Brinker, Rootopia Designs. Molbaks Free.
  • Sunday October 9th 2-4pm Fall Foliage Festival, Dunn Gardens.
  • Performances each weekend from October 15th-30th. Molbaks fall play; Rapunzel. You will not want to miss this wonderful annual event. A real treat for all the family, starring the unforgettable Todd Stratton. Details. Free.

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Want more? My newsletters are now archived on my website so you can look up seasonal tips and photographs from previous editions.

Time for hot apple cider and pumpkin bread


Karen Chapman CPH
Le Jardinet
425 765 3574 
In This Issue
Order your bulbs now!
Follow my Blog
Jesse Kelly, glass artist
My seminars
October Garden Events
Viburnum trilobum
Cranberry viburnum
(Viburnum trilobum)

I've always been drawn to the glossy red fruit and  pretty maple shaped 

 leaves but the fall color is

 truly spectacular. 

These thrive in wet

 soil which is good news

 for me, but they are also happy in fertile,

 moisture retentive soil. 

Hardy in zones 2-7. 

Prefer full sun or partial shade. 

8-10' tall and wide.



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