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

A bench is a beautiful feature among the shrubs that are planted on the slope.

A Steep Slope Is Turned Into a Garden Paradise

When Rudell and Jay Hegnes moved into their Gig Harbor home in 2004, they faced a steep bank across their backyard and soggy clay soil that wouldn’t drain. Most homeowners would have considered the hill an obstacle in their landscaping plans. “We knew … read more

Vegetables
WSU Kitsap Extension

Community Education Opportunities

Lifelong Learning in the West Sound

Organic Vegetable Gardening Class: Gardens You Can Eat A hands-on class taught by Master Gardeners to help you create your own organic backyard vegetable garden. This course is open to any community member who wishes to learn about growing food crops organically and … read more

Camellia 'Setsugekka' was espeliered and grows next to the entrance of this home.
In The Garden

A Boost of Winter Color and Fragrance

After taking down the Christmas lights and all the bling is gone, January looks cold, dark and gray. Depressing. Does it have to be this way? Not if you plant a garden that looks good even during the coldest days of the year. … read more

Deck mounted tub by MTI with deck mounted Roman tub filler by Kohler
Everything and the Bathroom Sink

Plumbing Fixtures for the Bathroom

Go into a plumbing showroom or home building center and you will be amazed by the variety of types, styles and finishes available in bathroom plumbing fixtures today. Your first step in selecting fixtures is to define your style. Some homeowners favor a … read more

Garden Planning

Get The Dirt — On Home Gardening

Garden Planning • Moles and Tunneling Critters

Time to Plan and Learn When gardens are dormant, it’s the perfect time to take a class — or two or more. Check with your favorite local nursery and the WSU Kitsap County Extension Office for upcoming opportunities. Here are just a few … read more

VIDEO

Strike while the iron is hot!
Burnett Forge

Striking While the Iron is Hot

Walking into any shop is a sensory experience — the smell of dust and oil pervade the nostrils and a bevy of interesting tools and projects in all stages of completion draw the eye. Entering Elijah Burnett’s shop enlivens new senses — the … read more

Gig Harbor
Gig Harbor

A Graceful Rebirth of a Historic Town

A sleepy fishing village until the 1980s, the scenic town of Gig Harbor occupies the southernmost tip of the Kitsap Peninsula and commands a majestic view of Mount Rainier. Nearly 150 years after the first settlers arrived and 68 years after incorporation, the … read more

A Garden for Tea

A Garden for Tea

Tea time will stop business in some cultures; it can also conjure up images of romantic and floriferous parties or bring warm relaxation to a cold winter day. Tea… Is it a ritual, an herb or a beverage? Technically, tea is the plant … read more

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