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October 2014

September has been an exciting month.

We hosted two wonderful fall container planting workshops in our garden. The weather was perfect for sipping hot cider while we worked and you designed some five star combinations! Click here to see photos

My online garden design course GORGEOUS GARDEN DESIGN - Foliage & Focal Points went live early September and already has over 200 enthusiastic gardeners signed up.  Check out the reviews! This is such good value too. For significantly less than the cost of a one hour consultation with me, you can buy this seven part class and have it forever.

I've saved the best news for last; I have just signed a contract with Timber Press to write my next book! The title hasn't been finalized yet but it is the perfect sequel to Fine Foliage only bigger and even better.

We are aiming for a September 2016 release and as with Fine Foliage, I will be co-writing with Christina Salwitz.

To find out what's happening this month read on....


Wednesday October 8th 10-11am

Lilies of the Valley Garden Club  Carnation, WA

Foliage First! - Learn three easy steps to transform your gardens and containers from frumpy to fabulous

Members & guests


Thursday October 9th (6.45-7.45pm)

The Master Gardener Foundation of Spokane County

Sassy or Classy - container gardens to suit your style

Registrants only


Friday October 10th (9.00 -11.00am)

The Master Gardener Foundation of Spokane County

Foliage First - learn three easy steps to transform your containers and landscapes from frumpy to fabulous and then use that strategy to create stunning focal points and vignettes

Registrants only



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Are your petunias a little peeky and your coleus collapsed? Don't worry I'll wave my garden wand and help you sort them out in no time. My Personal Container Coach service is lots of fun and you save money - can't get much better than that.


Check out the details then email or call to set up an appointment.

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Lots of great ideas and photos on this website for your home and garden. Enjoy my latest articles - something for everyone!

GREAT DESIGN PLANT;Painters Palette Knotweed






Fine Foliage received the 2014 GOLD award by the Garden Writer's Association for overall best product, winning over all other books, magazines, flyers, brochures, catalogs and calendars printed last year!

Remember you can buy signed copies from my website. Great gift!




Just for all you leaf lovers - welcome to FINE FOLIAGE - THE BLOG! 

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Interested in booking a seminar or presentation for your area, event or garden club? Just send me an email and feel free to read reviews of my talks on the Great Garden Speakers website.

Want to know more about the talks I offer? For those within driving distance of Seattle here are some suggestions. For those further afield I still offer a  great selection(but can't manhandle heavy pots and plants onto planes!) Of course I am always happy to tailor it to your audience. Contact me for fee details

I'm also happy to design custom workshops for your group 





Garden Adventures - for thumbs of all colors, is a lighthearted, information packed blog for all gardeners and garden lovers. Laugh while you learn, pick up new ideas and be inspired by others is the theme as I cover everything from container design to slug patrol.




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Celebrate fall!


Karen Chapman CPH
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