Paul Bonine is a garden writer, lecturer, and owner of the wholesale specialty plant nursery Xera Plants, in Portland, Oregon. A lifelong plant man, Paul has worked in the nursery industry for nearly twenty years and consulted for NPR, the Sunset Western Garden Book, and The Oregonian. He is the author of Black Plants: 75 Striking Choices for the Garden (Timber Press, 2009).
Paul lectures on low-water gardening, unusual vines, and deer-resistant gardening. He lives in Portland, where he tests and selects new and useful plants for Pacific Northwest gardens.