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Slug-Proof Salad Box

Create a ‘Salad Box’ That’s Slug-Proof

Whether you are new to gardening, live in a townhouse or other small space or are an experienced gardener, you probably have seen a favorite crop in a raised bed or in-ground garden turned into Swiss cheese by the creatures of the night. … read more

Secondary Color

Secondary Color

Not the second stage of the color wheel, but that backseat color you pay less mind to; the color that happened to be there, a whim decision, the jovial hue of gathered gadgets or the color one did not chose. Not to say … read more

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How to Troubleshoot Your Three-Way Floor Lamp

How to Troubleshoot Your Three-Way Floor Lamp

If the three-way bulb on one of your table or floor lamps has only one level of light, more than likely one of the filaments has burned out. However, it could also be a connection in the three-way socket. Follow these steps to … read more

Raised planters the size of twin beds are fun personalized spaces for garden experimentation.

Cultivate Your Child’s Love for Gardening

Allowing a bit of creative autonomy is the key to encouraging children to spend time in the garden. Children can be reluctant to try something new, afraid of doing something wrong or making a mess. With their own space to experiment, putter and … read more

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Butterflies sip nectar from closely packed clusters of flowers, such as snowbrush, Ceanothus velutinus.
Water, Wild Plants, and Wildlife

How to Create a Backyard Sanctuary for Wildlife

Do you have waterfront property? Does your house look out on magnificent views of the Puget Sound? Or perhaps you have a secluded lakeshore cabin. You may want to consider making your property friendly to wildlife. On my property, there is a vernal … read more

Healthy Birds In Your Backyard

Healthy Birds In Your Backyard

What a wonderful spring we had, with lots of moisture and late winter snow in the mountains. All that is good for the birds and their nesting activities that are ongoing. Every year, we hear of some illness issues that pop up from … read more

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Purpose Boutique Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

Purpose Boutique Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

Purpose Boutique, located in downtown Bremerton, is a unique shop that offers much more than women’s clothes and accessories. As the name implies, the business has a bigger purpose — making an impact. Purpose donates a portion of net profits to organizations that … read more

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The Forest Mural in Bremerton, painted by Dennis McDaniel

Bremerton’s Unnoticed Wonder: 150-Foot Life-Like Mural

Bremerton’s world wonder, yet to be noticed: On the concrete back wall of the 7-11 store at 6th Street and Park Avenue is a 50-foot, life-like forest mural. Across the alley, the mural continues on the back wall of another concrete wall that … read more

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