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Last updated on Sep 1, 2021

As fresh seeds are cleaned this season they'll be added to the shop.


Ann Amato

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Ann Amato


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About AmateurBotAnnIst

Sales 5,551
On Etsy since 2009

It All Started from a Seed...

And then there were more, and I met a few more friends who grew plants, and then I just kept going.

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  • Ann

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Ann was born and raised in Portland, OR. She is a horticulturist and works at Cistus Nursery and Secret Garden Growers. Her writing has appeared in Pith + Vigor and the HPSO Quarterly Magazine and at her garden blog site Amateur Bot-ann-ist.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 18, 2020
Thank you so much for visiting Amateur Bot-Ann-Ist. We are committed to supplying high quality seed and vintage products to home gardeners and households living and loving all things related to the garden.

All seeds are rigorously checked to ensure that they maintain our high-quality standards. We also carefully select our unusual garden-related merchandise and supplies.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
If for any reason you are not entirely satisfied, please make contact within one week of receipt so that something can be worked out. Refunds and replacements are given upon the satisfactory return of the original item(s) within three weeks, minus shipping fees. Item(s) must be returned in their original packaging.

All growing recommendations made for seed germination are compiled from recognized botanical and horticultural sources. Please note these directions before growing, and follow them carefully. Should a germination problem arise, please notify us within one year of purchase. Refunds and exchanges will be granted if a germination problem has been brought to our attention by customers, and if we have noticed it ourselves here in the garden since we grow the same seeds ourselves.
Amateur Bot-Ann-ist accepts PAYPAL, and if you don't have an account with them, you can use your credit card to pay through them.

Personal checks are accepted, and as soon as one has been received and it has cleared, items will be shipped. (Money orders are accepted as well.)

If you select PAYPAL and payment is not received within 48 hrs of purchase, the sale will be canceled unless you email otherwise.

Gift certificates can also be used.
Shipment is via USPS—first class mail, priority mail and—in the case of larger bulkier items—parcel post. Any rush shipping will require additional payment.

Items are shipped to the address listed on your account, so please be sure your address listed on Etsy are current.