Le jardinet


Services Provided
Container garden and landscape design, specializing in small spaces

Areas Served
Greater Seattle area

Business Description
Le jardinet is a custom container garden design service dedicated to creating visually exciting designs which enhance the architecture of your home and reflect your personal style. Whether you prefer bold and dramatic tropical colors, soft pastels or cool contemporary designs I can devise the perfect plant combinations to suit your tastes and budget.

A natural extension of creating container gardens is to apply that same attention to detail as well as my experience as a certified professional horticulturalist to landscape designs. Specializing in smaller gardens, I can design elegant and functional outdoor living spaces to suit your lifestyle or offer garden consultations to help troubleshoot existing problems or get you started on a new project.

Serving the greater Seattle area, I take pride in combining innovation with extensive horticultural knowledge and artistry to bring you designs which will exceed your expectations

Certification and Awards
Certified professional horticulturalist

Work published in Fine Gardening magazine, Decks, Patios and Pools and by the Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association
Location:
Duvall, WA US 
Contact:
Karen Chapman 
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Address
Duvall, Washington,
United States, 98019 
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Great Garden Combo: Rose + Clematis for Small-Space Impact

We all need somebody to lean on. And when a rose supports a climbing vine, the results can totally transform a small garden Full Story
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Capeanner it may just be that you inadvertently selected a combination which wasn't a good match. I think you'd find the book I recommended very helpful and you should be able to find it in your library
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roxieks
Thank you! The flowers are beautiful. I live in zone 4, we still have snow, can't wait until springs arrival.
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Easygoing Tulip Ideas From a Grand California Garden

Gather up these ways to use tulips this spring to make a garden of any size overflow with beauty Full Story
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California Fence Company
I had planted tulips in my garden as well but the squirrels and rabbits feasted on them. I felt really very bad after this incident, and have never planted tulips again. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can stop the pests?
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Debras194, rot may be a cause but also check for voles. California fence company- try planting in cages made from chicken wire or similar.
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Hi nadyuska, I'm sorry that I don't have a translation for your question and French is my second language rather than Spanish. However I THINK you may be asking what the plant is in the containers - it is boxwood (Buxus).
April 15, 2014 at 8:23pm   
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nadyuska
that´s correct. thank you very much!
April 16, 2014 at 4:27am   
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Evoke Mystery and History With Moss in the Garden

Go ahead, lie about age. Moss on garden statues, planters and pavers creates the beautifully deceptive look of time’s passing Full Story
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emagenshn, are there any dwarf, narrow conifers that would work for you? You'd need to check climate zones with a local nursery.
April 14, 2014 at 9:00pm   
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@Mary Cummins - Let the rest of the community help you with your bathroom and post your question in our Advice section: http://www.houzz.com/discussions/design-dilemma
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I have separate bathroom and toilet both small rooms want to get ideas for both.
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No it is Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' or Siberian bugloss.
April 13, 2014 at 6:55pm   
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Great Design Plant: Bugle Weed, a Quick Ground Cover

It’s highly adaptable, suppresses weeds, reduces erosion and provide weeks of bright flowers. Just watch for invasiveness Full Story
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Francesca this just shows that understanding local conditions is important. It also shows that while some may consider ripping up (rather than digging) excess plants isn't an issue, others would call it high maintenance.
April 5, 2014 at 6:50pm     
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B Cohen
We had ajuga in our L.A. suburb yard for years & years. It was the only ground cover that would grow in poor soil which was mostly clay and didn't hold moisture. That was years ago. Now I am in the San Fernando Valley and the nurseries don't stock it as it is considered too ordinary. Too bad because its leaves are pretty & the color spike is lovely!
April 5, 2014 at 7:07pm     
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Simple Pleasures: Savor the First Spring Day in the Garden

The birds are chirping, the bulbs are blooming and the air is inviting. How will you answer the call of the garden? Full Story
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Ahhhh, I don't think I've ever enjoyed spring weather more. We're having a warm and dry April in the Seattle area after the wettest March on record. I went out and moved some landscape plants and put in some veggies. Our black dog lay in the sun.
April 15, 2014 at 12:10pm   
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New Ways to Think About All That Mulch in the Garden

Before you go making a mountain out of a mulch hill, learn the facts about what your plants and soil really want Full Story
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trishideas
MFAMB--thank you!
April 14, 2014 at 5:24pm   
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chrisinky
I really don't care for mulch at all. We put beds all the way around a previous house & put down black plastic then mulch on top. Grass seeds made their way into the mulch & spread like the plague. When I would try to pull one piece of grass out a huge chunk of mulch would come with it because the roots were so extensive. I vowed to never mulch again. (I know, everyone is collectively gasping at the black plastic part. That was several years ago & at the time I knew nothing about mulching.)

We have bought a house & have been remodeling the inside for months, but I am dying to get out in the yard. Because of the way the land lays, the direction of the sun & several large trees, our front & back yards are shaded most of the time. The back yard is fenced in & our dog will be there. I plan to put in a lot of ferns & other native plants there & of course dig up a nice space so the dog can lay his belly on the cool dirt. If I do that, he tends to stay off of the flowers. There is a 5-foot wide bed across the front between the sidewalk and house. It has landscaping fabric, remnants of mulch & 4 Japanese yews. All of that will be gone soon. I also dislike yews very much. After I replant the bed, I am going to fill in with river rock because there are several neighborhood cats who seem to love hanging out in my yard. I really don't want to encourage them to use my flower beds as a litter box.

Anyone have suggestions of a nice, short shrub to put in front of the house? I live in Kentucky. I was thinking of using holly.
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Most lantana are annuals for us but some are hardy in zone 8. Typically 9-11 where they become a shrub. They need really well drained soil too
March 31, 2014 at 8:19pm   
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Bold Backdrops for Colorful Gardens

Use painted walls as tools in the garden, solving problems in a most artistic way Full Story
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We had a view on our neighbor's house that we wanted to hide, so we found this idea of a 'red sculpture'. These painted beams are attached to a zen mineral terrace. We removed an old swimming pool, filled the hole, cemented it and built a veranda and this terrace on this spot. This terrace is lovely all year.
March 26, 2014 at 12:48am     
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Great Plants for Lush, Low-Water Gardens

Water restrictions making your garden look washed out? Give it living color with unthirsty grasses, flowers and succulents Full Story
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charlielou
My favorite childhood memory is from one summer at the lake. My family was staying at our cottage and one day, my father, who liked to wander in the woods, came back so exited. Everyone else was too busy doing their own thing, but me, as in character, was simply splashing my feet in the lake - sitting on the dock. I followed my dad, and he brought me to a place that was formerly swamp. Large trees, but no underbrush or plants--- simply a padded carpet of moss under the tree canopy. It was so beautiful, I can still see it to this day. I tried to find the moss room years after as an adult, but it wasn't there. It must have been a result of the climate conditions for that year, I'll never forget it though- it still exists vividly in my memories.
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chrisinky
charlielou, I love moss. It feels so good under bare feet!
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