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Christina Salwitz

Award-winning co-author, Fine Foliage and Gardening with Foliage First

Christina Salwitz is “THE Personal Garden Coach”, a horticulturist for over 20 years, and designs small space and container gardens. Her sumptuous work has been featured on the cover of Better Homes and Gardens and numerous other media. Christina writes for the blog and contributes design-oriented articles as well as her popular horticultural photography to many other blogs, magazines and books. Her first book, Fine Foliage (St. Lynn’s Press, 2013), co-authored with Karen Chapman, was named an Top 20 Best Garden Books of 2013. Her next book, also co-authored with Karen Chapman, Gardening with Foliage First: 127 Dazzling Combinations that Pair the Beauty of Leaves with Flowers, Bark, Berries, and Morejust released by Timber Press and already a triple #1 best-seller!


Garden 101: Don’t Let Moving Scare the Plants Out of You!

Now Grow! Planning and Dreaming About Your New Garden

Selling a beloved garden or buying a new home and garden can be overwhelming. Whether you’re up-sizing, downsizing or buying your first home, don’t forget the garden! Robin Haglund helps you make wise choices as you say good-bye to your garden, and hello to your new garden. Sue Goetz next shares advice for prepping your old garden for sale, and how to make your new garden truly yours. Finally Christina Salwitz shares the right questions to ask about your future landscape and how it can fit with your goals for both maintenance and enjoyment.

Wednesday, Feb 22 at 2:15 pm / Rainier Room / Book signing to follow

Container Wars

Inspired by our hugely popular “Garden Wars,” we’re taking the battle to container gardening, perfect for patios, decks and balconies. Drawing from identical plant materials, Christina Salwitz will ‘compete’ against Tracy DiSabato-Aust as they each create 3 gorgeous containers—all in under an hour! Working against the clock, and with fun “challenges” thrown at them by Master of Ceremonies Marianne Binetti, see how Christina pulls together plants and shares her tips for designing luscious container gardens.

Thursday, Feb 23 at 11:00 am / Garden Wars Arena