Featured Articles from the West Sound. These are the highlighted articles from the WestSound Home & Garden Magazine.

Hardy garden mums — these mums bloom in mounds from August through October. They are a favorite for cut flowers and display.

Garden Chrysanthemums — Colorful Hardy Flowers

Fall is the time of year when chrysanthemums appear in nurseries and garden centers. Gardeners may see them through the winter months too. Chrysanthemums originated in China and have been the national flower of Japan since 910 A.D. but have only been cultivated … read more


Orca Killer Whales

Are Puget Sound’s Orcas Making a Comeback?

Orcas have always played a significant role in Puget Sound, with cultural significance ranging back thousands of years. As apex predators, they are crucial to the local ecosystem, and they also assist the regional economy by bringing in tourism. These creatures have many … read more

Snow bunting

Special Winter Birds

Many birds that nested in the North use the Pacific Northwest as their “south.” Their arrival at this time of the year is a winter highlight for the birding community. Audubon chapters plan their field trip schedules so members and visitors have a … read more


Water Audit Danger Fafety

How to Perform a Water Safety Audit in Your Home

Tips for identifying and correcting risks can help...

Drowning is the leading cause of injury death among children aged 1-4 years, and while swimming pools are a major risk, not all deaths occur in or around a pool. There are many potential risks for drowning in the average home. Parents with … read more

A Home for Communing With Nature
Cover Feature

A Home for Communing With Nature

It’s been said that in a well-ordered universe, camping would take place indoors. Now that’s brilliant. Imagine days of relaxation rather than housekeeping. Waves slap the shore as the stars come out. Wildlife is at your doorstep. Best of all, the plumbing is … read more

Green.House Restaurant

Green.House Restaurant — Fine Dining for the Whole Family

Gig Harbor’s Green.House has all those things you’d expect from a fine-dining restaurant: classy décor, white-linen napkins, elegant food presentation that makes your mouth water. But don’t worry if you don’t feel like changing out of those jeans, or hiring a babysitter, for … read more


Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

Dia de los Muertos Celebration Returns to Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) will host an exhibition celebrating the Mexican cultural celebration Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in its Orientation Gallery for the second year. Expanded from one day in 2014, this year’s exhibition will last … read more

The Wine Cabinet

The Wine Cabinet — The Italian Influence on Washington Wine, Part 1

When I decided to write about the Italian influence on Washington wine, I looked at it as just another story about wine. My wife, Kathy, and I traveled to Eastern Washington to meet with and interview the descendants of those early Italian pioneers. … read more


Roadhouse Nursery
Gardening With Peg

Water Gardening in Containers

Jan Bahr from Roadhouse Nursery on Central Valley Road recently showed us how to create water gardens in containers. You don’t need a huge piece of land or large construction equipment to enjoy a water garden feature. Smaller water gardens can be created … read more

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