Home... is where the heart is

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Gardening and observing nature has been a joyful, never-ending learning experience for me, and I enjoy sharing the knowledge that I have gained along the way.

 

As an educator, my goals are to help connect children and adults to the natural world in a deeper way, with a holistic view of the plants, insects, birds, microorganisms, and other delightful creatures that we share the earth with.  I believe that understanding the natural world also opens the door for gardening recommendations and nature science to make perfect sense, no matter what age we are.


My goals are also to provide ideas that help make gardens beautiful and healthy, sustainable, a benefit to your life, and a benefit to the environment.  Also, to provide practical gardening skills that make maintenance time enjoyable and successful, and save the time and expense of trial-and-error. 

I consider success to be measured by my ability to give others the green light of positive encouragement, while helping them add more of nature's green light to their lives.

Emily Bishton


Magnuson Community Center Bird-friendly Landscape, Seattle WA
Central seating area with interpretive sign and solar-powered water feature
Designed and built from 2007-2009

Magnuson Children's Garden P-Patch plot, Seattle WA
Steel stock tanks converted to raised beds,
installed by community volunteers in 2014

Observing decomposition in the
Magnuson Children's Garden log pile, 2009


 A favorite activity in the Magnuson Children's Garden,
2001- present

Rain garden pond with Kwan Yuen and Smoke Tree
in my former back garden, Seattle WA 1986-2017



Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge
Cienega (desert marsh) trail, a short walk
from my winter home, 2017

Ornate Tree Lizard (Urosaurus ornatus)
on my studio screen door in AZ, 2017


Sunset over Arivaca Creek, 2017
View from my winter home patio

Summer apartment under construction outside Snohomish,
early 2018

We're loving it here in our completed apartment! 
Sunset view from our deck, mid-2018



 

 


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