Karen Bovio

Karen Bovio owns and operates
Specialty Growers

and since 1982 has provided gardeners, landscapers and nurseries with high quality, outdoor grown perennials and herbs hand raised from seedlings, cuttings and root stock. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Ornamental Horticulture. She instructed for the Michigan School of Gardening. Karen is expert in propagation, perennials, herbs, annuals and practical garden care.



Something we love about Karen: She's "out there" in every way. Go to Specialty Growers for your perennials and don't be surprised if it's Karen who helps you carry your plants to the checkout.


Karen's Specialty Growers website has great info, such as quick reference perennial lists (this is just a snippet - go to her site for the whole shebang). You can also sign up for her newsletter, which is a great look at which perennials to consider foryour garden, when, where and why!


Use our Recommended Speakers List to contact Karen to arrange for a talk or workshop.