Karen Bussolini – Garden Writer
As a garden writer, Karen’s work has been published in
- The American Gardener
- Better Homes & Gardens
- Connecticut Magazine
- Garden Design
- Green Scene
- House Beautiful
- Native Plants
- Old Farmer’s Almanac Garden Guide
- This Old House
- Woman’s Day SIP’s
- Harris Publications
Karen Bussolini is known for writing about gardens, gardeners and environmental issues from personal experience and thoughtful observation. She is co-author of the book Elegant Silvers: Striking Plants for Every Garden (link to book’s page) and has published stories enhanced by her photographs in many national and regional magazines. Her former column in The Millbrook Independent and her “Garden Coach” column in The Lakeville Journal explored the connections between gardens, the environment and the local community.
“Writing is a way to satisfy my curiosity and challenge what I think I know, to dig deeper and see better – and communicate what I’ve learned. It’s a wonderful way to explore and celebrate the natural world and have an excuse to go see what other gardeners are up to. I hope you dig some of my magazine articles and online newsletters.”
I wrote and photographed Gorgeous Greens for the 2013 Old Farmer’s Almanac Garden Guide, and included one of my favorite recipes, “Red and Green Mix and Match Sauteed Greens.”
No Fluff Here
I didn’t set out to be a writer. I thought I had my hands full just capturing evocative photographs that told a story. But after seeing juicy garden feature stories I’d brought to magazines come out with fluff for text, I realized that I could tell a substantial and authentic story with both words and photos. I do my own fact checking, confirm accuracy of quotes and provide correct botanical names.
Click here to see some of my other Photo/Text packages.