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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 2nd 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 More, was released by Timber Press and instantly became a triple #1 best-seller!


Don’t Snub the Shrub! Hardworking Superstars of the Garden

It’s time to embrace the ‘shrub phase of your life’! Often called the ‘Cinderellas of the landscape,’ shrubs are some of the hardest working, yet often overlooked superstars in the garden. Let landscape designer Christina Salwitz inspire you with innovative ways to use evergreen and deciduous shrubs to transform a ho-hum garden into an eye-popping, year-round masterpiece. Discover amazing new varieties that will provide long-lasting color, texture, flowers, and form all while being low-maintenance!

Saturday, Feb 10 at 1:45 pm / Hood Room / Book signing to follow

Container Wars

Back by popular demand, we’ve lined up leading designers to “battle it out” in our highly acclaimed “Container Wars.” Containers can go virtually anywhere—patios, decks and balconies or even in the garden! Drawing from identical plant materials, two award-winning designers and authors, Christina Salwitz and Susan Morrison, will ‘compete’ 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 they pull together plants and share their tips for designing luscious container gardens. Learning about plants has never been so fun!

Saturday, Feb 10 at 11:30 am / Designer’s Arena