Karen Chapman

Karen Chapman

Karen Chapman

There has been a trowel in my hand and soil under my fingernails for as long as I can remember, but that is just the way it is in England where I grew up. Gardening is simply a part of everyday life where plants and produce are exchanged over a cup of tea and neighbors regularly stop to admire one another’s gardens. And so it was inevitable that when I moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1996 that it wasn’t long before I was working at one of the leading nurseries where I could continue to feed my plant fix and share my enthusiasm and knowledge with others. Ten years later I took that a step further by establishing a custom container garden and landscape design business, Le Jardinet.

Fine Foliage enables me to stroll through your garden with you and marvel at the fascinating stripes in a Canna leaf when lit from behind or draw your attention to the delightful color echo between the carpet of tiny blue flowers and the oversized hosta which pierces it. We can visit inspirational gardens together and glean ideas for your own oasis.