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 lejardinetdesigns.com.
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 personalgardencoach.wordpress.com.