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Amy Campion

Unabashed Plant Nerd and co-author, Gardening in the Pacific Northwest

Originally from Minnesota, Amy Campion went to grad school at the University of Georgia with plans to become a professor of sociology, but while there, she realized her true calling was horticulture. She and her husband then moved to the Cincinnati, Ohio, area, where she worked at a large wholesale/retail nursery for 16 years. Amy and her husband moved to Portland, Oregon, in 2013. Overjoyed with the gardening possibilities in the Pacific Northwest, she continues to learn all she can about making the most of what this region has to offer and is active in the Hardy Plant Society of Oregon. In her own garden, she’s especially interested in drought-adapted plants and plant propagation. A freelance writer, editor, and photographer, Amy is the co-author of the upcoming book from Timber Press, Gardening in the Pacific Northwest: The Complete Homeowner’s Guide.


Pint-Sized Plants for Pacific Northwest Gardens

Many of us garden on small city lots and large plants just aren’t an option. Many of us with big gardens are so plant-crazed that we fill up even large borders quickly. But we can always find room for cool, small plants. We will highlight some of the best petite plants for our region, emphasizing those that are somewhat uncommon but that can be found in the trade with a little searching.

Thursday, Feb 8 at 11:15 pm / Hood Room / Book signing to follow

Great Plants Adapted to Pacific Northwest Climates

For many years, we learned to adjust conditions to suit the plants we wanted to grow. Now with climate change and the desire to use our resources more responsibly, we are learning to choose our plants to suit our conditions. We will discuss the array of plants—both native and exotic—that deal beautifully with our wet winters and dry summers, as well as other idiosyncrasies of northwestern climates.

Friday, Feb 9 at 11:45 am / Rainier Room / Book signing to follow