ChapmanSalwitz_CoverGardening with Foliage First – 127 dazzling combinations that pair the beauty of leaves with flowers, bark, berries and more

January 2017, Timber Press

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RecipienFineFoliage_Gold higher rest of the GOLD AWARD for best overall product from the GARDEN WRITERS ASSOCIATION (2014) & cited by AMAZON as a  BEST GARDENING BOOK (2013)

Fine Foliageelegant plant combinations for garden and container, co-authored with Christina Salwitz,  published by St. Lynn’s Press in February 2013. This book will encourage, teach and inspire you whether you need just a plant or two for a container or to redesign an entire garden. Check out the press releases!

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I was the Pacific Northwest regional garden writer for this inspirational site for several years and contributed dozens of design articles and photographs to inspire you


SS_CVR18_FNL.inddSmall Space Gardens (Better Homes & Gardens publication)

March 2018

Contain Your Excitement – an update on the article I wrote and produced for Country Gardens in 2015 on growing shrubs in containers



17202805_10154665407459039_1562189488245763393_nCountry Gardens Magazine

Spring 2017

Deer Resistant Container Gardens – an article which I wrote and produced (as well as designing the containers)



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Issue 174, April 2017 Plant Picks




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December 2016

Northwest ChecklistGardens We Love‘ features one of my designs



101 container101 Container Garden Ideas – Country Gardens Special Interest Publication

August 2016

Includes all my Hot Pots designs from the 2013 Decks, Patios &Outdoor Living magazine article



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Issue 170, July – August 2016 Designing a Critter Proof Garden




11071751_10155357308640015_4026193479814457924_nPerennial Garden Ideas

Spring 2015, Perfect Combinations

An article written about my garden using my photographs



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Spring 2015 Stunning Small Trees

Re-print of my 2013 article for Fine Gardening.



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Spring 2015 Contain Your Excitement

An article which I wrote and produced on growing fuss-free shrubs in movable pots



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June 2014 Uncommon Container Gardens

Article written by editor Ann Stratton and photographed by David Perry featuring my container designs

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Issue 156 April 2014 Big Blooms that Don’t Flop




72a39684529af84ed6ca3bd58940c5e3Sunset Magazine blog, Westphoria

September 2013 – April 2014 Fall, Winter and Spring Planting Ideas

Co-written and designed with Christina Salwitz.



1234773_715623478451515_1422300685_nGardens West, Prairie Edition

September 2013, Fall Makeovers

Article written by Brian Mintner. Three of my container designs are featured including the cover of the magazine itself.




Garden Design

July 2013, Container CPR; Know the Vitals for Container Success

Interview written by Khara Dizmon. All container designs and tips by me.




Deck, Patio & Outdoor Living

(A Better Homes & Garden Special Publication)

Summer 2013, ‘Hot Pots’, written by Debra Prinzing, container designs by me



Fine Gardening Magazine

Issue 149, February 2013, ‘9 Small Trees for Shade’




Fine Gardening Magazine

Issue 146, August 2012, Regional Plant Picks; perennial hole fillers




Fine Gardening Magazine

Issue 145, June 2012, Great Plant Picks; this quirky conifer fits almost anywhere.




Tips for Container Gardening by Fine Gardening

2011. Brimming with 300 essential tips, savvy shortcuts and tried and true techniques , Tips for Container Gardening promises to bring out the bountiful best in all containers, large or small. Purchase




Container Gardening by Fine Gardening

Vol. 8 , 2011. this special publication includes my article Style in the Shade. Low light needn’t cramp your creativity or limit your plant choices. Purchase




 Washington State Nursery & Landscape Assoc.

July 2010. The WOW Factor – container gardening at it’s best. Tired of the usual combinations? Try something new and go from wimpy to wow in no time. Read article 




Washington State Nursery & Landscape Assoc.

July 2010. Landscaping on a Tight Budget. When the budget is low but the ideas are big follow these four steps to stretch the dollars you have. Read article




Washington State Nursery & Landscape Assoc.

April 2009. No Budget? No problem! Enjoy a fabulous garden without breaking the bank. Read article




Washington State Nursery & Landscape Assoc.

April 2009. Holiday Containers. Create simple seasonal containers to welcome your guests; you probably have everything you need already at home. Read article




Fine Gardening Magazine 

Issue 124, December 2008. Stylish Shady Containers; low light doesn’t have to cramp your creativity or plant choices. Read article




Washington State Nursery & Landscape Assoc.

July 2008. Fabulous plant Combinations. Take the mystery out of creating eye catching vignettes with my easy ideas and suggestions. Read article




Around the House with KPLU 88.5

June 2007 Pots with Pizzazz. A lighthearted look at the tricks behind good design when combining plants in containers. Read article




Around the House with KPLU 88.5

May 2007. Small Garden. Big Impact. Fabulous design needn’t be limited by the size of your space. Inspiring ideas for screening, adding drama and accessorizing the smallest balcony or deck to create your own oasis. Read article


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