Kara Prazenica, Account Manager
Kara has an undergraduate degree in social work, but a summer job during college in landscaping turned into a career. Kara is an avid reader, enjoys spending time outdoors, gardening (of course), travelling with her husband, and sports.
Favorite Plant: Fragrant Tea Olive – It’s versatile, can handle some shade, evergreen, and has a delicious fragrance twice a year.
Favorite Season: Fall – sweatshirts and shorts, outdoor fires, fall foliage, and football!
Biggest Gardening Mistake: I am from the northeast part of the US, where we have nice dark rich soil. When I moved to Georgia, I planted a whole bunch of shrubs and perennials without properly amending the “soil.” I learned really fast that the Georgia clay is no joke and that tilling and amending is the most important part of a planting!
Most Valued Gardening Tool: My Hori Hori gardening knife. I love it! I use it for switching out annual color container plants, pulling those stubborn weeds, installing groundcovers – all kinds of uses!
Best Reason to be in the Backyard: Sunshine, fresh air, watching the hummingbirds, getting my hands dirty while working – it’s all great!
What I love most about living in Atlanta: I actually live 40 miles south of Atlanta, but that’s very close to endless number of activities, events, concerts, sporting events, etc.
What I love most about working at Contemporary Gardens: The atmosphere here is very informal. We can all be ourselves, which is important when working for a small company. We can get to know each of our crew members as well as fellow managers.
Alma Mater: Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI