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Karen Bussolini

Travels from:

South Kent, Connecticut

Other speakers from Connecticut

Speaking topics:

  • Designing with Elegant Silvers
  • Gardening with Kids: Opening Eyes and Doors
  • Jazzing Up the Garden with Color and Contrast
  • Landscaping with Native Plants: Healing Our Home Turf
  • Learning from My Mstakes: A Technophile's Guide to Garden Photography
  • Naturescape Your Yard
  • The Darwinian Garden: Planting the Fittest
  • The Edible/Ornamental Garden
  • The Unsung Season: Gardens in Winter
  • Where Bulbs Shine: Using Flowering Bulbs in the Landscape

Karen Bussolini

Karen Bussolini has been a gardener for as long as she can remember. She originally trained as a painter and had a career as an architectural photographer before specializing in garden photography, writing, and lecturing.

An active member of the Garden Writers Association, Karen has long been involved in organic, environmentally conscious gardening and has an abiding interest in herbs. She was the sole photographer for five books including Elegant Silvers: Striking Plants for Every Garden, which she co-wrote with Jo Ann Gardner.

Karen's writing and photography appear frequently in Garden Design, House Beautiful, Better Homes and Gardens, The American Gardener, and Connecticut Home and Garden, and she is best known for writing about personal garden experiences.

She has lectured at the Chicago Flower and Garden Show, the New England Spring Flower Show, the Maymont Flower Show, and to other groups throughout the United States, and she won Garden Writers Association's photography awards in 2001, 2004, and 2007.

When photographing, she sees the world through the eyes of a gardener and painter. Although she travels far and wide, her roots are sunk deeply into the soil of a deer-infested mountainside in South Kent, Connecticut, where she gardens and lives with her family.

Books by Karen Bussolini

The Naturescaping Workbook: A Step-by-Step Guide for Bringing Nature to Your Backyard

By Beth O'Donnell Young and Karen Bussolini

228 pp., paperback


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