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


The 2014 Bloom poster by artist Kenna Moser, "Beyond," beeswax, vintage letter, collage and oil paint on wood panels

Deadline is Friday for Bainbridge in Bloom Poster Competition

The Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council invites artists from any geographic location to enter their work for next year’s Bainbridge in Bloom Garden Tour. The 27th annual tour is scheduled for July 10-11, 2015 and is a fundraiser that includes national promotion. … read more


Easy Steps for Properly Hanging Your Pictures or Art

Easy Steps for Properly Hanging Your Pictures or Art

If you have just moved into a new house and need to know how high to hang all your pictures, start by holding up an artwork so that the center of it is about 5 feet from the floor. Have a second person … 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


Outdoor Electrical Outlet

Holiday Decorating Begins when you Build or Remodel

When you are thinking about holiday decorating, it is usually after you have built or remodeled — and you realize that you should have put an outlet here or there, or planned for holiday lights. While those things can be added after the … 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


Bird Seed Christmas Tree

Decorating a Bird’s Christmas Tree

If decorating a Christmas tree for the birds sounds like fun, there are a few important things to remember. The most important element as far as the birds are concerned is that it be decorated with food. Variety isn’t important but quality is. … read more


No Waste

Waste Less This Holiday Season

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Americans dispose of 25 percent more trash than normal in the time frame between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. To put that in perspective, that’s an additional 1 million tons of garbage nationally. The holidays … read more

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