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Gardening in the Pacific Northwest: The Complete Homeowner's Guide

By Paul Bonine and Amy Campion

Covers everything that you would ever need to know about the nuances of gardening in this amazing region.


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.

Media reviews

"Covers everything that you would ever need to know about the nuances of gardening in this amazing region we all call home."


"A game changer for so many gardeners in our region, both beginning and experienced."

Danger Garden

"A handy primer to anyone new to Northwest gardening."


"Beautiful.…​if you like what you see here you’ll love the rest of the book!"

Garden Therapy

"Useful for ... the massive region of the U.S. that extends from the Pacific Northwest coast all the way east to the Rockies."


About the authors

Paul Bonine

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.

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Amy Campion

Amy Campion is a freelance writer, editor, and photographer, and writes for an online tree retailer. She worked at a large wholesale/retail nursery for 16 years before moving to Oregon, where she is active in the Hardy Plant Society. Amy blogs about gardening at amycampion.com.

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