Nebraska Authors

Ami Polite

Ami is a private gardener for the best and the brightest in Nebraska, loving plants belonging to those who have busy lives. She is self taught from volunteering at Botanical and private gardens, as well as mentoring under a senior gardener until going off on her own journey. On a professional and volunteer basis, she has been involved in horticulture for 15 years. Gardening is her joy and therapy and she would love to continue writing amusing stories to help others share that joy also.

Places Lived

South Bronx, New York City, NY
Omaha, NE

Author Of

  • Biography


Personal memoir; African American women; Gardening


Garden My Hair: A Growing Mix. 2021.

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Ami Polite

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