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Karen Chapman and Christina Salwitz

Designers and co-authors, Gardening with Foliage First and Fine Foliage

Karen Chapman and Christina Salwitz have been traveling along parallel paths for many years as horticulturalists, designers, speakers and writers, sharing their passion for creating inspirational gardens with readers and audiences nationwide. Their designs, articles and photographs have been featured in many national publications including Garden Design, Fine Gardening, Sunset and Better Homes and Gardens, and they are both popular container gardening instructors, teaching at local community colleges and custom workshops. They have also earned a reputation for being as entertaining as they are informative – which they hope is a compliment! In 2013 they published the award-winning book Fine Foliage (St. Lynn’s Press, 2013) and their next collaboration will be 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!


One Ingredient – Two Designer Recipes: Unique Ideas Using Foliage First

Fabulous foliage is the key ingredient to successful landscape and container design. Join designers Christina Salwitz and Karen Chapman as they share ideas to help you transform your garden into a medley of delicious flavors. Challenging each other to design a stunning combination around one foliage ‘inspiration’ plant, the team will share dueling photos for building a foliage framework then introduce a finishing touch to create dozens of dramatic combinations that you will want to try.

Wednesday, Feb 22 at 1:45 pm / Hood Room / Book signing to follow