Using Pinterest to find Fine Foliage

Beauty and the Beast

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This week, I just had to relay a lovely thing that happened to me! When I’m not writing for Fine Foliage, and I’m not working on my business as “The Personal Garden Coach”, and I’m not in my own garden, I am working at a lovely nursery just south of Seattle called Furney’s.

I approached a nice lady looking at some Rodgersia (a VERY cool choice, so I KNOW she had great taste) to offer my help. She told me that she was re-designing a portion of her garden based on this fantastic post that she found via Pinterest. I said, “That’s a wonderful tool for getting inspiration, great idea. What did you see?”

The woman begins to tell me about this post that had a combination of Rodgersia combined with Pieris ‘Little Heath’ and how much she LOVED the foliage texture and contrast, not to mention the rich color tones. Click….Click…Click…. you could hear the gears grinding in my head. “Wait a minute- that’s from my book!”

I’m not sure which one of us was more excited and taken aback by the realization that she had not only stumbled onto and fell in love with a combination we had posted on Pinterest, or that she had run into one of the authors of that book in person when she was looking for those VERY plants! It was a surreal moment to be sure, I will never forget it.
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Have you ever seen Pinterest? I dare you to fall down THAT rabbit hole! Its an amazing tool for so many things. Finding inspiration for garden design ideas is just one small but effective use for sure.

A short explanation of what Pinterest does; Pinterest is a pinboard-style photo-sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, and hobbies. It allows users to save images and categorize them on different boards. They can follow other users’ boards if they have similar tastes. Popular categories are travel, cars, food, film, humor, home design, sports, fashion, and art.

Since garden topics and foliage in particular are a such a visual bonanza, its THE perfect medium other than our own blog of course, to create your own personalized scrapbook of ideas to create in your real life!

Here is a link to Karen Chapman’s Pinterest Boards:
http://pinterest.com/jardinetdesigns/

Here is a link to my (Christina Salwitz) Pinterest Boards:
http://pinterest.com/growcoach/boards/

I encourage you to explore our boards or even better, to begin your own Pinterest search for Fine Foliage today. See what inspires you to run straight to the nursery a  plants for YOUR garden!

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4 thoughts on “Using Pinterest to find Fine Foliage

  1. indigenastudio

    Christina and Karen,

    Thanks for the Pinterest tips. (Need to return there.)

    I’m also going to encourage you to set up a free professional Houzz.com account for Fine Foliage as well.

    It’s another “visual” avenue to connect you with other designers, and especially homeowners in your area, who plan remodeling projects.

    Sincerely, Diane

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