Gardening With Kids talk at The Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons

Humans are hard-wired to receive sensory input from nature. Our yards – gardens, landscaping and wild places – offer boundless opportunities to learn from and engage with the natural world. Join Karen Bussolini on June 9 and learn how to engage kids' minds, bodies and senses to create yards that will delight kids and grownups alike...

By | May 29th, 2019|Highlights & Happenings|Comments Off on Gardening With Kids talk at The Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons

Looking At Our Land Through Many Lenses

Please join me for a day to explore photography, gardening and stewardship of the land we live in at Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center in Litchfield on May 4 - and let's pray for rain. If it's too wet to dig in our gardens, we can feel good about digging into garden photography, environmentally conscious gardening and the art of seeing well.

By | April 26th, 2019|Highlights & Happenings, News|Comments Off on Looking At Our Land Through Many Lenses

March 27 Pollinator Workshop in Washington, CT

Come learn how to create, maintain and restore habitat to benefit pollinators.

By | March 10th, 2019|Garden Coaching, Highlights & Happenings, News|Comments Off on March 27 Pollinator Workshop in Washington, CT

Trees for All Seasons

If you love trees, rush right out and pick up the February issue of Connecticut Cottages & Gardens. My photographs of four seasons in a very special tree collection are featured in a splendid ten page layout ...

By | February 2nd, 2019|Highlights & Happenings, Just Published!, News|Comments Off on Trees for All Seasons

Solving Garden Design Dilemmas Handouts

For those wonderful gardeners who joined us for Solving Garden Design Dilemmas on October 20, Here are the promised handouts for winter gardens, pollinator plants and my favorite great problem-solving plants.

By | October 23rd, 2018|Great Plants, Highlights & Happenings|Comments Off on Solving Garden Design Dilemmas Handouts

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|Highlights & Happenings|Comments Off on Solving Garden Design Dilemmas Workshop – Symposium

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|Highlights & Happenings|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|Highlights & Happenings|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|Highlights & Happenings|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|Highlights & Happenings|Comments Off on Karen Bussolini speaking on the pollinator garden in Kent