Gardening in the Pacific Northwest: The Complete Homeowner’s Guide by Paul Bonine & Amy Campion
An essential book for anybody gardening in the Northwest. Bonine and Campion give a succinct summary of what makes our climate so unique and offer up a range of useful plants that will thrive here. Paul’s contributions to Northwest horticulture through his nursery Xera Plants that he co-owns with Greg Shepherd have been enormous. If you’re in Portland be sure to stop by their retail shop for some amazing plant treasures.
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.
From the Back Cover
Expert plantsman and Northwest native Paul Bonine knows all the insider tips for growing a spectacular garden in our region—on both sides of the mountains. Together with seasoned garden writer Amy Campion, he packs more than 25 years of wisdom into this defi nitive guide, from a comprehensive list of the best plants, to how to work with our diverse climates, seasons, and soils. Striking photographs showcase plants and how to use them in a variety of design styles.
Filled with essential advice for distinct ecoregions in Oregon, Washington, and southwest British Columbia, this go-to manual should be on the shelf of every Pacific Northwest gardener.