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


Plant Sales 2015

Take Advantage of Local Clubs’ Plant Sales

Garden sales are a great way to stock up on new plants while also supporting the local garden clubs and other nonprofits. Here’s the plant sales we have been notified about for this year: April 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friends … read more

Color Trends 2015

Color Trends 2015

In addition to unveiling the color of the year, Benjamin Moore introduced Color Trends 2015, a curated palette of 23 colors consisting of beautiful green, blue, blush and berry shades that can transform a space. The bold, more saturated hues represent an evolution … read more

New Harmonies

Changing Themes in Color and Design Trends

PANTONE VIEW home + interiors 2015

For most consumers today, color and style coordination in home interiors is a consistent goal, but the old, rigid color rules have been replaced by more creative guidelines and options. Lifestyle patterns and tastes are consistently evolving and so are the resulting forecasts … read more


Choosing paint colors

Making Interior Paint Choices You Can Live With

Choosing paint colors can cause mild anxiety in some people. It’s a lot of space to cover all the walls, so the color better be, well, pretty great. It has to work with so many components in your home, from fixed items like … read more

Jan Coen

Unsung Hero — Jan Coen

Coordinator, Gig Harbor Peninsula FISH Food Bank

Jan Coen has been involved with Gig Harbor’s FISH Community Services since its inception in 1976. When she and her husband moved to Gig Harbor in 1975, she was surprised not to find a coalition of churches working together to provide services to … read more

Mourning Doves

The Secret Love Life of Birds

Birds have almost as many strategies as people do for getting together. Avian mating styles have been a topic of recent research and ornithologists now recognize how subtle and diverse bird partnerships really are. Monogamy: The most typical type of partnership is monogamy, … read more


Tips for Successful Plant Pruning
Gardening With Peg

Tips for Successful Plant Pruning

Woody plants — shrubs and trees — by their nature may require pruning. Gardeners may feel apprehensive about this task. Never fear, here are a few tips to assist you and a segment of Gardening with Peg for building confidence. The main reasons … read more

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Care for Roses, Part 1

Modern Roses as Part of a Mixed Sunny Border

Roses can be a delightful part of a sunny border and this is a good time of year to add new ones to your garden. Modern roses, which are readily available locally, are classified into several groups and the hybrid tea is the … read more

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