Gardening in the Pacific Northwest (Paperback)

The Complete Homeowner's Guide

By Paul Bonine, Amy Campion

Timber Press (OR), 9781604693331, 320pp.

Publication Date: December 27, 2017



A must-have growing guide for home gardeners in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia

A gardener's plant choices and garden style are inextricably linked to the place they call home. In order to grow a flourishing garden, every gardener must know the specifics of their region's climate, soil, and geography.

Gardening in the Pacific Northwest, by regional gardening experts Paul Bonine and Amy Campion, is comprehensive, enthusiastic, and accessible to gardeners of all levels. It features information on site and plant selection, soil preparation and maintenance, and basic design principles. Plant profiles highlight the region's best perennials, shrubs, trees, and vines. Color photographs throughout show wonderful examples of Northwest garden style.

About the Author

Paul Bonine is a garden writer, lecturer, and co-owner of the wholesale and retail specialty plant nursery Xera Plants, in Portland, Oregon. A lifelong plantsman, Paul has worked in the nursery industry for nearly twenty years and has consulted for NPR, the Sunset Western Garden Book, and The Oregonian. Amy Campion is a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. She writes for an online tree retailer. She worked at a large wholesale/retail nursery for sixteen years before moving to Oregon, where she is active in the Hardy Plant Society. Campion blogs about gardening at