Le Jardinet Newsletter

 November 2011
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What's missing from the above photograph? Can you tell? It's attractive, colorful and has my signature 'abundant' look - yet the composition is based entirely on foliage. 
This is the type of winter container garden that will look fabulous all the way through winter - in the SHADE!
Knowing which plants to use is hard enough but understanding how to combine them can be daunting. That's where I come in of course! 
For the keen gardeners amongst you who just need some guidance and inspiration I can help. I have just published an 
article Monochromatic Foliage Combinations  - simple, elegant on my blog for you to enjoy. I was also invited to contribute an article on Winter Container Gardens for the award winning blog Urban Gardens, the brain child by Robin Horton. That should give you a few ideas to be going on with!
Or rather than you having to spend time getting to the nurseries, worrying about what to choose and then have to plant while it's raining I can do that with a smile no less. Just get in touch and I'll wave my magic trowel.


Fall/Winter Containers - time's running out!


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There is a very small window of time left to replant your containers for fall and winter. As soon  as the soil freezes planting comes to a halt - and that happened in early November last year. Trust me, chipping frozen soil from a container to form a planting hole is neither easy nor recommended!


Call or email me today to schedule your appointment. Don't get stuck with frozen geraniums.


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Le Jardinet in Fine Gardening Magazine


I was contacted by Danielle Sherry, senior editor at Fine Gardening magazine a few weeks ago. She needed an article  - FAST! Well you know the saying - "if you need something doing, ask a busy woman". It was on her desk, with photographs in less than 24 hours. 


This was just a short piece for the Great Plant Picks section so I have to confess it really wasn't hard to do although it's always fun to 'talk plants'. You'll have to wait and see what I chose and I'll let you know the publication date as soon as I'm told.


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Le Jardinet at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show


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I am honored to have been invited to present a demonstration-style seminar at the 2012 Northwest Flower & Garden Show in Seattle. The title of my talk is 'Bulletproof Container Design'. Let's just say, I was inspired by some of my lovely clients - you know who you are!


If you would like to book a seminar for a group of your 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've just added a new presentation too - 'Reducing maintenance (and backache) in the garden'. I'm sure that one will be popular with all ages!

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November Garden Events
  • November 4th - December 24th Annual Festival of Poinsettias. Choose your favorite from 25 Molbak's home-grown varieties, find the perfect gifts, sample yummy treats and get into the holiday spirit. Molbaks.
  • Wed. November 9th, 1-2.30pm WORKSHOP - create an everlasting holiday wreath. Learn tips and techniques as you make a fabulous 22" wreath to take home, with Molbak's designer Leesa DeterPlease register by Nov. 4th  Molbaks $50+tax which inludes all materials.
  • Thurs. November 17th, 7-9.30pm. Girls Night Out at Molbaks! Champagne, inspiration, neck massage, music and more.$20 - benefits the YWCA. Details.  

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Almost Turkey Time


Karen Chapman CPH
Le Jardinet
425 765 3574 
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Fall/Winter Containers
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Fine Gardening Magazine
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November Garden Events
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Firefly heather(Calluna vulgaris 'Firefly')

Fabulous in sunny containers or the landscape. The foliage of this variety turns brick red in winter - great with golden conifers or as a color echo under the coral bark maple tree.



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