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It’s Connecticut Flower & Garden Show Time

As the snow falls I'm dreaming of that wonderful fragrance of living plants that hits you when you walk into the Connecticut Flower & Garden Show in Hartford. This year I'll be doing an Eco-friendly Garden Coach Interactive Problem Solving Brainstorming Session on Friday, February 24 at 3:30, so bring your garden problems and wear your [...]

By |February 9th, 2017|Keynotes & Large Presentations|Comments Off on It’s Connecticut Flower & Garden Show Time

Karen Bussolini speaking on the pollinator garden in Kent

Although I speak on ecological gardening all over the country, I'm especially tickled to be presenting a slide lecture full of information and inspiration to support pollinators right here where I live in Kent. Come feast your eyes  and learn about Planting the Year-Round Pollinator Garden at Kent Town Hall this Saturday 

By |January 25th, 2017|Keynotes & Large Presentations|Comments Off on Karen Bussolini speaking on the pollinator garden in Kent

Naturescaping book event at the Stamford Museum

Art and Nature being my two great passions, The Stamford Museum and Nature Center is my kind of place. And I can really get behind their Salon Series, devoted to inspiring cultural conversations and lifelong learning, so I'm especially pleased to be presenting a slide lecture, Naturescape Your Yard on Thursday, January 26, 2017. A wine [...]

By |January 4th, 2017|Keynotes & Large Presentations|Comments Off on Naturescaping book event at the Stamford Museum

Elegant Silvers: Striking Plants for Every Garden

Joann Gardner and Karen Bussolini, authors Karen Bussolini, photographer Timber Press The beauty and drought-tolerance of familiar downy silvers such as lamb’s ears and artemisias have long made them favorites in the herb garden and perennial border. Elegant Silvers explores of the entire range of these distinctive fragrant, useful and deer-resistant plants. Digging for Silver [...]

By |September 2nd, 2016|Books|Comments Off on Elegant Silvers: Striking Plants for Every Garden

The Unsung Season

The Unsung Season Gardens & Gardeners in Winter Sydney Eddison, author Karen Bussolini, photographer Houghton Mifflin Company Nature in winter has always enchanted me with its unexpected poetic sights. No matter how gloomy the day, it always seemed that, if I had the gumption to bundle up and go for a walk, I’d come upon [...]

By |August 31st, 2016|Books|Comments Off on The Unsung Season

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

Beth O’Donnell Young, author Karen Bussolini, photographer Timber Press There is a growing awareness that many land care practices waste resources and are detrimental to the health of people, animals and the larger environment. We can all make a difference in our own yards. The Naturescaping Workbook tells you how. Find it at Timber Press, [...]

By |August 30th, 2016|Books|Comments Off on The Naturescaping Workbook: A Step-by-Step Guide For Bringing Nature to Your Backyard

The Homeowner’s Complete Tree & Shrub Handbook: The Essential Guide to Choosing, Planting and Maintaining Perfect Landscape Plants

Penelope O’Sullivan, author Karen Bussolini, photographer Storey Publishing Not every tree and shrub you could buy, just the best, most problem-solving and beautiful ones. Practical advice from a landscape pro and photos that reveal each plant’s charm, accurately portray what they look like and show how real-life gardeners across the country have used them in [...]

By |August 30th, 2016|Books|Comments Off on The Homeowner’s Complete Tree & Shrub Handbook: The Essential Guide to Choosing, Planting and Maintaining Perfect Landscape Plants

Fall Garden Event at Red Lion Inn, October 20

October 20, 2016 - Join nationally recognized speakers and authors – Karen Bussolini, Jan Johnsen, and Kerry Mendez – as they share time-tested pointers for gorgeous flower gardens that provide non-stop color plus are plant and eco-friendly.

By |July 27th, 2016|Keynotes & Large Presentations|Comments Off on Fall Garden Event at Red Lion Inn, October 20

Keynote talk on The Darwinian Garden

Come to the Western Massachusetts Master Gardeners conference on March 19, 2016 and hear my keynote talk, Survival in the Darwinian Garden: Planting the Fittest. We'll dig into the many adaptations plants have evolved to survive in New England. I'll show lots of inspiring images of ecological thinking in action. WMMGA  

By |February 29th, 2016|Talks|0 Comments