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Emerson Gardening Services

Emerson Gardening Services


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About Us

Have you purchased a property with a beautiful garden, and want to know how best to keep it looking great?

Would you like a local source of edible perennial plants, native plants, or medicinal plants?

Are you overwhelmed with your garden or orchard?

Are your Japanese maples and ornamental shrubs not nearly as ornamental as they should be?

These, and many more projects I can help you with. Call 206-567-5492, or send an e-mail:

''I found Diane to have a strong ability to see, know, and do what is best for a spot of land. I would not hesitate to use her services again.'' K.Z.

''Diane, you are a gardening wizard! I can't thank you enough for your help.'' Kay Pieringer

Diane, I so appreciate your work. You are so expert, and so thorough. You are fast and efficient and I feel like I get good bang for my bucks! Julie Hempton

'' I am happy to recommend Diane Emerson as a person who can help you formulate ideas about making your own garden the unique place you dream about. She has a great love of the natural world and has spent much of her life learning how to live lightly on the landscape; she can help you realize your plans in the most environmentally-aware way. ''
Susie Fitzhugh

Rates: $80 an hour including tax. Garden experience on 3 continents. Past president, Minnesota State Horticultural Society. Permaculture Design Certificate from Starhawk in 2012, and Master Pruner Certificate in 2018 from the University of WA and Plant Amnesty.
Licensed and Insured.
Master Pruner Certified, member International Society of Arboriculture



My garden in St. Paul, maintained organically for 20 years
I get around mostly by bike, bringing my gardening tools with me.
Maintaining the gardens at the former DIG nursery. I am the head gardener there now.
Pruning a Japanese maple
One of the Vashon Japanese Maples in my care
Another of the  Vashon Japanese Maples in my care
My sawtooth shovel - so perfect for digging blackberries
Hugelkulture - how to turn a brush pile into a garden
Planting annuals
Sheet mulching at the Beacon Food Forest in Seattle
Pruning an ancient apple tree
Pruning an overgrown Rhododendron
Another Japanese maple in my care

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Diane Emerson