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, WA 98019 
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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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What a SUPER article, and with a nod to fellow-houzzers, equally intelligent and informative questions and comments! Proud to be part of such a smart and savvy community - Ty all! :)
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Great Garden Combo: 9 Plants for an Intriguing Entrance

Layer trees, flowers and shrubs around an archway to create the feeling of a year-round doorway to adventure Full Story
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Glad this was helpful stilllearning1. It is a garden that inspires me every time I visit
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Susan Quatrini, you'll find lots of ideas on Houzz including several articles of mine on trees suitable for smaller gardens
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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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Sometimes the purpose of a poem is not to entertain. But to transport us from the intellectual, where we are searching for something, to where the heart or spirit is and when we feel with our hearts, then we feel contented like children, for our hearts really are "our home".

Finally, your heartbeat or breathing have a certain rhythm and when you tune into that rhythm you connect with your soul and heart. For nature made the rhythm of the heart and man made the language which aids in his search for answers. But there is really little need for answers, when the spirit knows all already.
July 24, 2014 at 4:38pm   
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For those that asked, my photos were taken mid-June. (Just checked the date stamp)
July 24, 2014 at 8:22pm   
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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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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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Denold, I'm zone 3 (Calgary, Alberta). There are lots of big leaved foliage plants that are fine here - ligularia are great for shade, I have a couple of angelica gigas plants that have HUGE leaves, many of the hostas, brunnera (already mentioned in this article) are great. Also you can sometimes pick up tropicals for good prices - I know HD and Rona sometimes mark them down - you can pick them up in the winter months and put them out in the summer. I have not a great deal of luck in bringing them inside in the fall but if they are cheap, I'm ok with that.
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Thank you, mmers. We do have the hostas already. Shaded areas are hard to come by in our yard so I can't have too many as much as I would like to have more. Also, we don't like to have indoor plants and I imagine we would have to take some inside during the winter months. Currently, I have a thriving, beautiful coleus in a pot in our front porch. Come winter I will just have to throw it away.
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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
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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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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.
July 19, 2014 at 12:29pm     
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ldipaola
Love the article. We had a slight hillside in the yard and I didn't know what to do until I found some pots with the flat bottom. You can hang on the wall or place on the ground. We placed them on the hillside with a plant that will drape over the edge and trail down the rocks.
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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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These are the most delicate of the cactus type plants, just wondering what they will tolerate for cool temps
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Chris Hughes
Blue Fescue or Elijah Blue grass looks great when first planted but keep in mind they don't live long. Yes you can propagate them, but I planted a bunch of them in my modern garden not even 2 years ago and most have turned an ugly yellow and appear dead now.
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How can I get the plans for this arch?
July 7, 2014 at 9:03am   
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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/
July 19, 2014 at 6:30pm   
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