A photographic presentation showing simple, intuitive ways to make exciting plant combinations – without color wheel or angst. This talk describes dozens of exciting plant combinations photographed in gardens across the country. Starting with simple combinations, and an explanation of how the gardener used color or texture, gesture, light-reflecting qualities, repetition, color echoes and other qualities, the talk progresses to more complex schemes. Plants with distinctive character and plants that move – or appear to – enliven the mix.Jazzing Up the Garden gives gardeners simple intuitive ways of thinking about combining plants that anyone can use easily.
Karen Bussolini is a trained painter, a nationally known garden photographer, writer and speaker and an eco-friendly garden coach. Her slide talks combine beautiful original images, personal observations, hands-on experience and a touch of humor. She gardens on a deer-infested mountainside in South Kent, CT.