“Gardens without focus lack interest,” said Karen Chapman. “No matter how beautiful the overall plant pallet is, if there isn’t somewhere for the eye to pause, the garden can appear to be a jumble of color and textures…rather like a crazy quilt,” she adds. Karen teaches both container and landscape design in workshops and seminars across the country as well offering a range of online learning opportunities. Her garden designs have been featured in many national gardening publications including Fine Gardening, Country Gardens, Sunset, and Garden Design magazines. She has co-authored two books: the award-winning Fine Foliage and Gardening with Foliage First while her latest book, Deer Resistant Design: Gardens that Thrive Despite the Deer was released in 2019.