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Roses are a nice addition to any perennial garden and are great companions with clematis. Shown is the 'Honey Perfume' floribunda rose with a 'Nelly Moser' clematis.

Roses are Blooming in West Sound

Learn all about roses at the June 29...

Have you thought about growing a few roses or just been wondering which types of roses might be successful in your garden? This Sunday, June 29, the Kitsap County Rose Society will host a Rose Show in Silverdale at the Community Center, next … read more

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The Secret World of Tourism in Bremerton

The Secret World of Tourism in Bremerton

Old timers like me wouldn’t believe it either if I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes. Bremerton, a tourist magnet — really? Many of the old Navy town natives who watched the demise haven’t been back for years. When they do make … read more

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Teak Furniture

How to Restore the Color of Teak Furniture

A client who has a 1960s Danish oiled-teak dining table was recently inquiring how to safely restore the original color of the furniture. The table has dark spots in several places, and the client wanted to know what to do to get back … read more

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Gig Harbor Farmers Market

Gig Harbor Farmers Market Evolution Leads to Indoor Location

It’s been a bit like musical chairs for the Gig Harbor Farmers Market during the last two decades, and 2014 is no different. But this time, the new location for the popular Saturday market is a great fit. And hopefully, a permanent one. … read more

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New Bainbridge Store Fuses Asian Influence with Northwest Décor

The Pacific Northwest and Asia don’t seem to have a lot in common when it comes to décor, but a new Bainbridge shop proves that the two styles can live in harmony. Plum, which opened in May at 124 Winslow Way East, infuses … read more

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Volunteers Needed for Beach Cleanup at New Harper Pier Site

The Harper Pier in Manchester was once a booming Mosquito Fleet destination. In the automobile era, the maritime traffic has dwindled, but the pier continued to be popular with boaters and outdoor enthusiasts alike. The historic pier had to be demolished last year … read more

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Peruvian lily: The Peruvian lily is a favorite in bouquets but in the garden, this plant becomes a pest.
Gardening With Peg

Garden Thugs: Four Pesky Plants to Avoid in Your Garden

Most gardeners have plants they wish they never had planted. I have three in my own garden. These nefarious plants are yellow loosestrife (Lysimachia punctata), bishop’s weed (Aegopodium podagraria) and Peruvian lily (Alstroemeria). All three plants are deciduous perennials. I regret the day … read more

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Installing a mirror is an easy task but does require a few considerations, such as making sure you're using the right adhesive — and you're using it properly.

How to Properly Install a Bedroom Mirror

Installing a mirror is easy but it does require a little bit of planning. Here’s how to install a full-length mirror on the back of a bedroom door without a fuss. If the door is solid wood, then metal or plastic clips will … read more

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