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Glorious Goldenrods

Solidago shortii 'Solar Cascade' Goldenrods are one of the most important food resources for native bees as summer slides into fall. The many tiny individual flowers on each flowerhead supply not just nectar, but all-important pollen, a crucial protein source. Read all about garden-worthy goldenrods in the July/August 2018 issue of The American [...]

By |September 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Glorious Goldenrods

Seeing the Big Picture

Garden coaching is about helping homeowners see their property with new eyes. Read about it in the September/October issue of Connecticut Gardener Magazine.

By |September 10th, 2018|Garden Coaching|Comments Off on Seeing the Big Picture
  • Karen Bussolini Eco Friendly Garden Coach project

Solving Garden Design Dilemmas Workshop – Symposium

Want to jazz up a tired landscape, reduce maintenance or garden more sustainably? Karen Bussolini, Nancy DuBrule-Clemente and Christine Froehlich will show you how...

By |September 4th, 2018|Keynotes & Large Presentations|Comments Off on Solving Garden Design Dilemmas Workshop – Symposium

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

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.

By |March 6th, 2018|Keynotes & Large Presentations|Comments Off on Dioecious Native Shrubs for Wildlife – Just Published in The American Gardener

The Beauty of Gardens in Winter

Now that we’ve seen some of winter’s worst, I’d like to share the beauty of gardens in winter. Come enjoy a photographic presentation that’s a sure-fire cabin fever cure, filled with planting ideas to brighten next winter, followed by a walk in the Arboretum, weather permitting. January 27, 2018, 10:00-12:00  Master Class sponsored by UConn [...]

By |January 10th, 2018|Keynotes & Large Presentations|Comments Off on The Beauty of Gardens in Winter

Garden Beauty with Plenty of Pollinators

I'm incredibly honored to have been invited by the ELA (Ecological Landscape Alliance) to speak on native plants for pollinators at their Ecological Plant Conference in Prospect Park, Brooklyn on November 30. Here's a link to the event.http://www.ecolandscaping.org/event/ela-ny-ecological-landscape-conference/ And they published my piece about supporting birds through the winter in the newsletter too! http://www.ecolandscaping.org/11/wildlife-habitats/for-the-birds/

By |November 14th, 2017|Keynotes & Large Presentations|Comments Off on Garden Beauty with Plenty of Pollinators

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 2 talks - an Eco-friendly Garden Coach Interactive Problem Solving Brainstorming Session on Friday, February 24 at 3:30, and on Saturday morning, February 25, at 11:00 I'll be presenting my latest talk, Planting the Year-Round Pollinator Garden.

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