Free Savvy Gardener Class April 28: Great Plants for Northwest Gardens

Savvy Gardener Class Featured 4-28-15Knowing which plants to choose for your home garden can make gardening ever so much more beautiful, rewarding, and water-savvy! This free class will provide you with all of the skills and knowledge you need for planning, renovating, or updating your home garden.

Tuesday April 28, 2015
6:30–8:00 pm
at North City Water District
1519 NE 177th Street in Shoreline
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About The Class

Class will begin by teaching you how to analyze your site in terms of its strengths, weaknesses, challenges and opportunities. The instructor will then talk about wise plant choices—complete with a display of recommended plants and handouts listing easy-care plants for sun, shade, dry and wet site conditions—in order to help you begin to identify the best plantings for your site. This discussion will include various plants’ requirements, such as:

  • Ability to thrive in a variety of soil types
  • Watering requirements
  • Resistance to pests and diseases
  • Safety for children and pets
  • Winter hardiness
  • Ease of maintenance
  • Ornamental value
  • Benefits for wildlife

Class will conclude with a demonstration of proper planting and mulching methods.

Light snacks including fresh fruit, crackers and coffee/teas will be available.

Class is free but you must register to attend:

Send an email to or call her directly at 206.366.1939.

Emily BishtonAbout Our Presenter:

Emily Bishton is a landscape designer and educator who has designed sustainable landscapes throughout the Seattle area since 1997. She specializes in wildlife-friendly and child-friendly gardens, edible landscapes, and in teaching clients how to use organic practices to install and maintain their gardens.

Her public landscape projects have included the Magnuson Community Center Bird-Friendly Landscape and Resource Conservation Landscape, the Orca at Whitworth School Garden, and Bradner Gardens Park Winter Interest Garden.

Emily is also the Director and Lead Instructor for Magnuson Nature Programs, which provides hands-on outdoor gardening and nature education for children, adults, and families.

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