Le Jardinet Newsletter

 March 2012
Snow geese take flight - La Conner, WA
I'm back!
It's good to be home. Thank you to all those who emailed me while I was taking care of family in England for several weeks. 
Now that the jet lag is gone I can get back on track with all things gardening. 


The Early Bird Special - special savings!


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I'm already taking appointments for May and June container planting - the two busiest months of the year. This is a huge help to me as I can schedule my time efficiently in order to take care of your projects with minimal delay.  As a thank you I am once again offering you my 

Early Bird Special

Book this month to have your containers replanted during May or June and you'll receive $15 off! Call or email me now to book.


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Le Jardinet in Fine Gardening - again!!


While I was in England I had an exciting email from

Danielle Sherry, associate editor at Fine Gardening magazine. She invited me to write a full feature article on 'Small Trees for Shady Places' - both a treat and an honor. These larger articles are planned well over a year in advance so I don't know the issue number for that one yet.


However, I will  have a Great Plant Picks article in the next (April/May) issue where I selected one of my all time favorite must-have plants. I'm not telling you more than that BUT one of you will recognize YOUR garden! How much fun is that? Actually the images I sent were taken by the highly talented Ashley DeLatour of One Thousand Words Photography, who has been working with me for about a year now.


As if that wasn't enough fun I will also be in the following (July/August) issue, having written the Regional Plant Picks for the Northwest.


Watch this space!


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Two New Spring Seminars Added -JOIN ME!


Snohomish Garden Club, WA
April 9th 2012, (7-8pm)
Container Designs for Spring and  Summer. 
With the promise of warmer days ahead it's time to freshen up those container gardens. Get new ideas for fresh combinations and learn design tips and tricks in this fun demonstration style seminar. 
Details Open to the public. 
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The Plant Farm, Smokey Point, Marysville, WA 
April 21st 2012 (11am-12noon) 
'Squish and Stuff' - designing bountiful baskets and containers. 
Learn the secrets to creating professional European style hanging baskets and container gardens in this fun demonstration style seminar. Join me as I show you how to create stunning summer designs with tips, tricks and fresh ideas.  
Open to the public. Free. 


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March Garden Events in the Seattle Area
  • Our homemade mason bee house
    Our mason bee house
  • March 3rd, 12 noon-1pm Seed starting 101 - seminar and book signing. Join my friend Willi Galloway, author of the new book: Grow. Cook. Eat: A Food-Lover's Guide to Vegetable Gardening. Sounds delicious! Molbaks
  • March 10th, 11am -12noon The Buzz About Mason Bees by Missy Anderson. We easily quadrupled our apple yield thanks to these little pollinators. Learn more about nature's  helpers.Seminar. Molbaks
  • March 17th, 10-11am Landscaping for Privacy by my friend, well known author, speaker and garden tour leader Marty Wingate. There are very few people who are fortunate enough to enjoy total privacy in their homes and gardens. This seminar and book signing will give you tons of ideas besides building a 10' fence! Molbaks
  • March 24th, 12noon-1pm Spring into Color with Bulbs by my friend and Master Gardener extraordinaire, Pat Roome. Learn about the best bulbs for our area with deign ideas, maintenance tips and what to plant now for summer color. Seminar. Molbaks
    Would you like your garden event advertised? Send me an email at least two weeks in advance. Inclusion will depend upon available space.

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Get ready for spring!


Karen Chapman CPH
Le Jardinet
425 765 3574 
In This Issue
Fine Gardening Magazine
Hew seminars
March Garden Events
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Grecian windflower 
Anemone blanda

Last fall I planted several hundred of these adjacent to the pathway which leads to my front door, each clump interspersed with white crocus. So pretty! Available in shades of pink, blue or white each flower measures an inch across with the plant just being a few inches high. A perfect ground cover in sun or part shade. Available in the nurseries now, potted up and ready  to plant - they'll spread each year. 

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