June 5th Program:
MGF Monthly Educational Meeting
CASEE Center, Bldg B, Rm 202/205,
11104 NE 149th St, Brush Prairie WA
Great Plants Adapted to Pacific Northwest Climates
with Amy Campion, freelance writer & photographer
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. I 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 our northwestern climate.
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 blogs about gardening at amycampion.com.