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Emerson Gardening Services


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About Us

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

Are you interested in growing your own food or medicine, and having it beautiful as well as functional?

Are you overwhelmed with your garden, and want to find ways to reduce the maintenance, but keep the beauty or the food?

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. Give me a call: 206-567-5492, or send an e-mail:

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

" 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.

She is a hard worker on her own but also knows when she needs helpers.

She encouraged me to make a sweet little native-woodland path in an area of my yard that's been long neglected;

I've been very happy with her approach and her ability to help me appreciate what is possible here."

Susie Fitzhugh

Rates: $40 an hour 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.
Member, International Society of Arboriculture


  • Pruning fruit trees and Japanese maples
  • Pollinator Gardens
  • Eco-turf design and installation
  • Organic Methods
  • Permaculture design and guidance


Moving a massive sword fern
My garden in St. Paul, maintained organically for 20 years
My sawtooth shovel - so perfect for digging blackberries
Great worm bin design - no rodents, no raccoons. Highly recommended
When I maintained AJ's Coffee Stand
Hugelkulture - how to turn a brush pile into a garden
Planting annuals
Hauling a holly tree to place into a large brush fence
Sheet mulching at the Beacon Food Forest in Seattle
Pruning an ancient apple tree
How I get loads of free wood chips for my clients
Staking beans in the 5000 square foot Heart Garden
Individual slug protection I designed from plastic destined for recycling

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