The Squish Factor: Designing Abundant Containers
Container gardens are perfect for balconies, small patios, or even as focal points in a garden. But do your container gardens fizzle out mid-summer? Are you confident that your combinations will look fabulous, or fearful they will become a tangled mess? Join professional designer Karen Chapman as she shares the tips and tricks of the trade to creating lush, dramatic container gardens. Glean inspiration for putting the pizzazz back in your pots whether your preferred style is contemporary, whimsical, romantic, or truly bodacious!
About Karen Chapman
Designer, Le Jardinet, author, Deer Resistant Design and co-author, Gardening with Foliage First and Fine Foliage
Born in England, Karen grew up with a trowel in her hand. After moving to the Pacific Northwest in 1996 she joined Molbak’s Garden & Home as a garden plant specialist before establishing Le Jardinet in 2006. Whilst initially specializing in custom container gardens, Karen now applies that same attention to detail by designing functional and artistic landscapes. Her designs have been featured in many prestigious publications, including Fine Gardening, Sunset and Better Homes & Gardens. She is co-author of two best-selling books on foliage: Fine Foliage (St. Lynn’s, 2013) and Gardening with Foliage First (Timber Press, 2017), as well as Deer-Resistant Design (Timber Press, 2019). When not designing gardens or writing about them, Karen is usually teaching landscape and container design in workshops around the country, as well as through several online courses. Whether on the stage or the page, Karen’s aim is always to inspire, educate and share the fun of gardening with her audience.