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About Amy Campion
Freelance Garden Writer, Plant Nerd

Originally from Minnesota, I went to grad school at the University of Georgia with plans to become a professor of sociology. Well, I got a few houseplants, grew some coleus from seed in the windowsill, and before I knew it, I was hooked on plants instead.

My husband and I then moved to the Cincinnati, Ohio, area, where I worked at a large wholesale/retail nursery for 16 years. We grew about 1,000 varieties of plants at the nursery, from perennials to trees, and it was a wonderful learning experience.

In 2013, we moved from zone 6a to 8b—Portland, Oregon. I am thrilled to be living and gardening in the Pacific Northwest. I’m active in the Hardy Plant Society of Oregon and lead an HPSO propagation study group called “Seedy Characters.” I’m also especially interested in drought-adapted plants.

Now I’m a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. I write for the online retailer Bower & Branch, and I have also co-authored a book with Paul Bonine, titled Gardening in the Pacific Northwest: The Complete Homeowner’s Guide. It will be out December 27, 2017 from Timber Press.


If you have a writing project you think I might be interested in, or you just want to talk plants, feel free to contact me at amycampion at outlook dot com. Sorry, I am not accepting guest posts at this time.

 


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6 Responses

  1. Blocker Don
    Blocker Don at | | Reply

    Great to see your creating in type. Love it.

  2. Don Eaton
    Don Eaton at | | Reply

    Please contact me, I would like to talk about your work and a project we are working on. Thank you. Don

  3. Bill Edwards
    Bill Edwards at | | Reply

    Hi Amy:
    After I finished reading a news article about George and his travels to your old diggs. Poor little guy–and lucky–I checkout your blog, and just had to share our product with you thinking it might be helpful. While I generally don’t “cold call” folks, I just had to let you know about our Kitty Peeper cat window enclosure after I considered your situation. I realize it’s not the same as having him in the garden, but it might help “take the edge off” his desire to roam. Rich and I have been building them in our little two-man shop for about three years now, and we’re still too small to do any advertising, so I hope you don’t take offense at this gesture. Here’s our website. Contact me if you have any questions (859.225.0789) Anyway, glad George is safely back in his new home, and best of luck to you both!
    Bill

  4. Doug Wilson
    Doug Wilson at | | Reply

    Hi Amy,it was nice sharing time with you and your husband in the Conifer Garden in Silverton, Oregon yesterday.The weather man/woman was our friend and you seemed to enjoy the many varieties of dwarf conifers that fill this one acre garden within an eighty acre group of plantings.I hope to see you this spring when the conifers are “blooming”with their new cone display.Doug Wilson,Oregon Garden,Conifer guy.

  5. Sufian
    Sufian at | | Reply

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