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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Duvall, WA 98019 
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Hello Elaine,

The trees in the pots are 30 gallon Foster Holly. We put rigid one gallon pots around the ball of the tree so that seasonal color could flourish without root compettion form the tree. The one gallon pot stays in place when the color is changed. The large concrete pots that the trees are in are elevated 1/2" and conceal large drains as this courtyard is 5' below the street. Thanks,

Bill
January 28, 2013 at 6:33am     
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Great Design Plant: Northern Bush Honeysuckle, a Bronze Beauty

It helps control erosion and takes sun or shade. The butterflies love it. But the best part of this shrub may be the vivid foliage Full Story
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cozykenobi - see my comment above to Susan Beecher. The photos were taken in late spring I think - I'll double check the images but definitely not fall. Even today in late July the one I have in full sun shows bronze although not quite this vivid. I also live in the Seattle area.

juliadzz- I purchased this for the foliage :) Bees, butterflies and hummingbirds are a bonus.
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Diyer59 those deer are the bane of my life but apart from. Mini nibble the first year they have left them alone-probably because they are so full by then!!
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Jackie
Beautiful. Almost looks like my Cardinal Dogwood. I like that it grows fast. Thanks for the info.
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Where can you buy bush honeysuckles?
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Big Foliage for Small Spaces

Use bold, large-leaved plants to create intriguing contrast in a garden where they’re least expected Full Story
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Hi pursekeys. You are right: black and white photos show a lot that typically goes unnoticed. Glad you enjoyed the article.
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Hi diyer. Many of these plants, in one gallon containers, can be purchased for $10 - 20 which seems rather reasonable to me. Shade plants are more of a specialty item and frequently take longer to grow to sellable size because they have adapted to less sun, i.e. growing in a less desirable situation. But they are worth the wait and worth the price. I just purchased 80 1 gallon beech ferns and wood ferns for a new area in my garden. I'm going to be loving life this weekend when I plant.
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Conseils de pro pour associer vos plantes au jardin

Comme les hommes, certaines plantes poussent beaucoup mieux à côté d’autres... Découvrez ces mariages gagnants. Full Story
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Great Garden Combo: Tropical Beauties for a Sun-Drenched Border

These standouts hold up in drought, heat and humidity — and their good looks hold up to scrutiny Full Story
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Yes- they are monarch butterfly caterpillars! Look after them and sacrifice the fennel!http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monarch_butterfly
July 14, 2014 at 10:13pm     
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Those are anise swallowtail butterfly - you're lucky. They make beautiful butterflies - don't hurt them!
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Каладиумы великолепны в саду! Но в моём климате их выращивание - большие проблемы (
#Caladium gorgeous garden! But in my climate to grow them - a big problem (
July 16, 2014 at 12:17am   
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Solve Your Garden Border Dilemmas With Planted Pots

Set your containers free from the patio — placed among plantings in the ground, they fill unsightly gaps, let you experiment and more Full Story
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Lela T: Very nice planter boxes! Lovely.
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Annette Reynolds
Very useful information, and very timely - as I'm always trying to make my very large garden easier to manage as I - ahem - grow older.
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Himalayan white birch, Betula utilis jacquemontii
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Get a Cool Garden Look With Gray and Blue Plants

Looking for plants that calm with color in the heat of summer? Look no further than these 14 soothing beauties Full Story
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Plants
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minperkins
Spurge (Euphorbia myrsinites) is considered a noxious weed in Colorado, which requires it to be eradicated and prevented from propagating. It can cause severe skin and eye irritation and is toxic if ingested. I don't know if other states have actually legislated against it, but it sounds like something to stay away from.
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How can I get the plans for this arch?
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Crstljnn, this was not a custom arch. See what your local builders yard has and stain it
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4 Gorgeous Garden Looks for a Narrow Planting Strip

Make a strong design statement in an unexpected place with these ideas for perimeter plantings, pocket gardens and more Full Story
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I love the first combination of pink roses, salvia and creeping Jenny!
July 2, 2014 at 5:35pm     
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3 Steps to Creating Quick, Easy and Colorful Succulent Containers

Take a bright container, add a colorful succulent or two and have a professional, summery design in minutes Full Story
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Love that planter!
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Next step Dana: Set up a rainwater harvesting system for edible garden, plants, cooking and so forth. Make your structure shield you from the cold. Take it to the point where you reduce power bills. www.clementedesignisgreen.com Trees? save them. They sequester emissions. oxygenate the air. Feel the difference?
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I love succulents! What a great ideabook. Thank you!

Some of my creations :) https://www.etsy.com/shop/SucculentsAndSuch?ref=si_shop/
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Create a Garden That Tells a Story

Take design cues from punctuation marks for a garden with order and intrigue Full Story
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samanthaja
What a fun ideabook! As a language teacher and gardener, I love the way you wove these two concepts together to illustrate some ways to improve my landscape. Perhaps some readers will learn some grammar from it too. :) Thanks for making me smile.
July 1, 2014 at 1:29pm     
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My Garden plan calls for something behind my abelia. Originally Rhododendron, but I am thinking of planting heavenly Bamboo instead. I like the look of yours. Any suggestions?
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I'd say choose something with a different leaf shape and texture. Nandina is rather similar. What about a tall grass? Or maybe something silver like cardoon? Or golden such as a gold conifer or smoke bush? Look for contrast.
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7 New Plants to Grow for Beautiful Foliage

Add color, structure and interest to your garden with these recently introduced plants that sport exceptional foliage Full Story
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Thanks again. I will try that. :)
June 25, 2014 at 7:32am     
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idlang
For more than 30 years I've been an avid gardener. Apples, peach, pear, loquat, avocado many citrus fruit trees, 50 blueberries, blackberries, roses and perennial/annual flowers galore.

Bees often get a bad rap.... The "only bee" I've ever been stung by was in the fold of my arm by a sweat bee.

Never a honey bee nor a native pollinator. "Bees" are so busy working, minding their own business gathering pollen for the hive.

The gathering bees are not interested nor do they attack humans... "Guard bees are only at the hive where the guard bees are guarding the hive from intruders."

Wasps, hornets, yellow jackets are different from bees. They are aggressive and unlike the bee they can sting multiple times... Where as a bee looses it's stinger when it stings once and it dies.

One of our grandsons is allergic to stinging insects and ants.

Thank you for this article since I'm always on the look out for a new addition to our gardens and for our bees.
June 29, 2014 at 6:14am     
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Rose Glow barberry
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Thank you :-)
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