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Gardening with Foliage First (Timber Press, 2017)


Available early 2017, Gardening with Foliage First is the much-anticipated sequel to our first book, boasting fabulous combinations for all four seasons by first creating a foliage framework then layering in the final design element whether that is a flower, bark, art piece or other finishing touch. Read more about our book.

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Award-winning Fine Foliage (St.Lynn’s Press, 2013)

If you like our blog you’ll LOVE our book!

We have been honored to work with gifted photographer Ashley DeLatour and know that you will be as enchanted by her beautiful images as we are. Look inside and see for yourself.

Here’s what others are saying;

Fine Foliage is a visual treat that will inspire you with dazzling combinations for containers and gardens. Karen Chapman and Christina Salwitz explain why each combination works – bringing artistic design within easy reach of all gardeners. A great user-friendly resource.”

Debra Prinzing, author of The 50 Mile Bouquet

“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.”

Cathy Dees, editor



gold logoGold Award for the best gardening book published in 2013 (Garden Writer’s Association)

Top Gardening Books of 2013 (Amazon)

March 2013




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