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Karen Chapman to speak in Austin, Texas

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Overview

Speaker: Karen Chapman

Date: 10/19/2017

Time: 07:30 pm - 08:30 pm

Location: Sparks Series - at the home of Pam Penick

Austin, Texas

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Description

We all have sections of our garden that we are less than satisfied with, yet understanding what has gone wrong can be frustrating. Instinct sends us shopping for more plants and we typically gravitate towards whatever is blooming that day in the hope that the injection of fresh color will solve the problem. Yet as we add in these new treasures the sense of dissatisfaction quickly grows, especially when the flowers finish blooming and we are left with a muddled sea of nondescript leaves.
In this presentation, I will explain the importance of establishing focal points, a key component of good garden design, and analyze three areas where they play an important role. We will explore the use of containers, structures, water features and artistic sculptural elements as focal points and discuss how to frame and enhance these with interesting foliage to create a memorable vignette. With ideas for budgets and gardens of all sizes, you will quickly gain the confidence and knowledge to transform your own landscape into a cohesive series of eye-catching scenes.

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