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Karen Bussolini

Karen Bussolini is a garden photographer, writer, speaker and an eco-friendly garden coach. A lifelong hands-on organic gardener and lover of nature, she has been contributing articles and photographs informed both by her fine arts background and her immersion in ecological landscaping and native plants, for more than 30 years. Her work has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, Garden Design, House Beautiful, The American Gardener, Wildflower, and in hundreds of books.
Her six books (as sole photographer) include Storey Publishing’s The Homeowner’s Complete Tree and Shrub Handbook, authored by Penelope O’Sullivan,  The Naturescaping Workbook: A Step-by-Step Guide for Bringing Nature to Your Backyard, and Elegant Silvers, (which she co-authored), both published by Timber Press.
Karen’s slide talks and workshops engage, inform and inspire audiences in venues across the nation. Closer to home, she gardens on a deer-infested mountainside in South Kent, CT.  She puts her NOFA Organic Land Care Professional accreditation to work in her eco-friendly garden coaching practice, teaching homeowners sustainable garden practices and creating healthy yards that are resilient, full of life, diversity and delight. Find her online at