Fuchsia "Santa Claus"

Gardening for the Nectar-Fueled Flying Machines

A hummingbird darts about the garden, its long, willowy tongue flicking in and out of its beak in anticipation of the honey-sweet nectar. The miniature acrobat flies around, occasionally coming…

Country-style cabinetry with painted and glazed finish (Photo courtesy A Kitchen That Works)
More Than Just a Box

The Fundamentals of Residential Cabinetry

Pretty colors and fancy trim aside, a well-designed room exudes a subtle beauty. The essence of that beauty is in the placement of cabinetry, fixtures and furnishings. People derive a…

Anthurium

Greening The Indoors

Photography by Molly Shurtleff Gardeners can still get their plant fix during the winter months. It’s a great time to explore the world of indoor houseplants. It’s also a time…

Blue fescue, purple salvia, yarrow, Russian sage and other low-growing plants mingle in the front garden. (Photo courtesy Colleen Miko)
The Clark Family Garden

Outdoor Living Manette Style

The buzz phrase in landscape design these days is outdoor living — creating garden “rooms” that effectively extend living space beyond the home. The Clarks have mastered this concept in…

Magical and Magnificent Woodland Garden

The Magical and Magnificent Woodland Garden of Bill and Arlene West

Photography by Winifred Whitfield The husband and wife team of Bill and Arlene West has created a magical, wonderful piece of paradise in the Ridgetop area of Central Kitsap. Their…

Bremerton’s Fashion Face

Photography by Amy Burnett & Molly Shurtleff Fashion entered the revitalization arena and stole the show. It was unexpected that an old Navy city, struggling to reestablish itself, would burst…

Everything in Its Place

Out with the Old, In with Serenity — Everything in Its Place

Spring is the season of renewal and fresh beginnings so it makes sense that this would be a perfect time to tackle those parts of your home that are chaotic,…

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