Karen Bussolini is a widely-published garden photographer, speaker, writer, NOFA-Accredited Organic Land Care Professional and eco-friendly garden coach.

Karen has been a gardener as long as she can remember. She trained as a painter and had a career as an architectural photographer before turning her attention entirely to gardens. Her work explores the many ways gardening connects us to our place on earth and to each other.


Dioecious Native Shrubs for Wildlife – Just Published in The American Gardener

Male spicebush flowers (Lindera benzoin)

Dioecious plants bear male and female flowers on separate plants. Both males and females produce nectar, but only males provide the pollen so critical to bee and plant reproduction. Read all about bees and berries in the latest issue of The American Gardener.

Shrubs TAG JF18

And on the topic of pollinators… For those of you who attended the 2018 Mad Gardeners Symposium, here is a link to my pollinator talks page where you can download a pdf of the […]


Karen Bussolini is an award winning garden photographer and writer with a reputation for engaging presentations, gorgeous images and down-to-earth advice.

Sedges Have Edges