Featured

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

Orange

Orange

It rolls off the tongue like grapes on sand paper. The word is not only awkward to say, but orange is a poet’s dilemma. It may be a color always there but less thought of, perhaps like a stagehand whose presence is necessary … read more

Tillandsias (Air Plants)

Tillandsias

Tillandsias are pretty much a no-fail plant. They thrive on neglect, with a little shower of water now and then. You’ll find more than 500 species of air plants (their common name). They are members of the Bromeliaceae family of plants. In their … read more

Scented Pelargoniums

Scented Pelargoniums

Commonly known as scented geraniums, these are not your ordinary geraniums and definitely not that vibrant summer annual flower that tumbles out of window boxes and container gardens. Scented geraniums belong to the genus Pelargonium, like the other geraniums, and all are the … read more

Looking for a fabulous garden project to spur your creativity and add personality to your yard? Making stepping stones is an easy way to accomplish both. The following instructions will walk you through everything you need to know and all the materials needed to complete this fun project at home.
Step By Step

Make Your Very Own Unique Stepping Stones

Looking for a fabulous garden project to spur your creativity and add personality to your yard? Making stepping stones is an easy way to accomplish both. The following instructions will walk you through everything you need to know and all the materials needed … read more

Kids' Gardening

Kids’ Gardening

What can you do with kids to maintain their interest in gardening during the monsoon months of spring? Try planting some indoor and outdoor small gardens in containers. Then spend some cozy time inside reading a few good gardening books for families and … read more

Completed kitchen remodel
The Anatomy of a Remodel

Understanding What It Takes To Do the Job Right

Second Installment to 'How Much is that Puppy...

Studies show that the No. 1 complaint that consumers have about remodeling is not the cost but rather the time it takes to complete a project. Remodels by their very nature can be slightly unpredictable, in that you can never be 100 percent … read more

One type of green manure, clover

Mulches — Ideas for choosing the best for your garden

Late fall and winter are often good times to mulch as long as soils are not soggy and saturated. Just think of applying mulch as a way to warm yourself up on a much too chilly day. But what kind of mulch works … read more

Community Education Opportunities — Lifelong Learning in the West Sound
WSU Kitsap Extension

Community Education Opportunities

Lifelong Learning in the West Sound

Master Gardener Program Free Children’s Gardening Activities School’s out! Are you looking for something fun and free for the kids? The WSU Kitsap Master Gardeners are offering children’s gardening activities in two of our demonstration gardens this summer — plant, water, harvest and … read more

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