Fine Foliage

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Fine Foliage

Elegant Plant Combinations for Garden and Container

By Karen Chapman; Christina Salwitz

St. Lynn's Press, Hardcover, 9780985562229, 140pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2013

Foliage comes in a mind-boggling variety of color, shape and growth habit. But which ones complement each other and work best for the many garden situations people have? Fine Foliage gives the home gardener 60+ examples of plant combinations that work for every purpose, whether in sun or shade, path or meadow, porch or poolside. Each plant combination is introduced with an on-site photograph and Why This Works text, accompanied by individual close-up photos and quick-tip info about care, site, soil, zone and season a complete recipe that even a beginner gardener can follow. Fine Foliage brings elegant, expert design and style to the garden and patio. Full color photographs throughout. Includes an index. Fine Foliage was named one of Amazon's Best of the Year garden books for 2013. The Garden Writers Association has recognized Fine Foliage with a 2014 Silver Award of Achievement The Garden Writers Association has also recognized Fine Foliage with a 2014 Gold Award of Achievement

About the Author
Karen Chapman s love of gardening led her to establish her container and landscape design business, Le Jardinet, in 2006. She writes garden-related articles for online and print publications and her work has been featured in national magazines, including "Fine Gardening" and "Better Homes & Gardens". Karen is also an instructor for "Craftsy" and a popular speaker at garden clubs, nurseries, and garden shows across the United States. She lives on five rural acres in Duvall, Washington, where she is trying to create her dream garden despite the deer. Her website is

Christina Salwitz is a horticulturist with a passion for the use of color in design. Her Seattle-area business, The Personal Garden Coach", " helps gardeners of all skill levels to achieve their gardening dreams with flair and originality. Christina s containers and writing have been featured in many publications including "Better Homes & Gardens" and "Fine Gardening", and she is a regular speaker at garden clubs, horticultural shows, botanic gardens, and nurseries all over North America. She tests her crazy design ideas in her Renton, Washington, garden, determined to perfect the art of cramscaping as many luscious plants as possible into a small suburban lot. Her blog is