In Defense of Weeds

Weeds (sigh!), the curse of all gardeners, from beginner to professional. No one has immunity from them. Some plants that are considered weeds are valuable to herbalists, like the lowly dandelion or stinging nettle, but let’s talk about the common ones that are … read more


Wings & Wheels brings will bring classic cars, vintage warbirds, live music and food to Gig Harbor's Tacoma Narrows Airport for the fourth year in a row.

Wings & Wheels rolls into Narrows Airport July 6

Wings & Wheels is back in Gig Harbor this July and organizers say this popular family event will bring back the same fun as in previous years, and more. Presented by USAA, the event includes a classic car show, jet car, vintage warbirds, … read more


Salmon is rightfully one of the most popular species with local anglers.

Exploring the Angling Opportunities of the West Sound, Part 1: Salmon

One of the great joys of living in the Puget Sound region is engaging in the variety of fishing and shellfishing opportunities while becoming more intimately acquainted with the ecosystems that support the resource. The waters in our immediate vicinity and others within … read more


Hiring a professional remodeler can make all the difference — transforming a plain, basic room into a custom-designed entertainment room like this.

The Benefits of Hiring a Professional Remodeler

May is National Home Remodeling Month. If you are thinking about a remodel, consider these five primary qualities of professional remodelers that set them apart from “do it yourselfers.” Quality 1: Customer Service Knowledgeable home remodelers understand that they are providing a service, … read more


Puget Sound Ferry at Eagle Harbor, Bainbridge Island

Real Estate Market on Bainbridge Island Off to Robust Start

What a difference a few years make! If I had written this blog back in 2011, I would have been emphasizing the wonderfully low interest rates that made home buying affordable and ignoring the amount of homes that were available. Today, the interest … read more


Northwest Gardens

Local Garden Clubs and Societies — 2014 Resource List

We receive lots of questions at WestSound Home & Garden about local garden clubs and plant societies and how to get involved or just visit one now and then. Here’s the most complete list we have to date (May, 2014). We’ve listed websites, … read more


The Pyrex Museum in Bremerton, Washington, is not technically a museum, but it has garnered attention from all over the world.

Pyrex Museum Becomes Popular Bremerton Destination

Who would have ever thought that a world-renowned Pyrex Museum could be found in a small Navy town outside Seattle? But Bremerton has captured the hearts of collectors and homemakers around the world with its vintage cookware. The museum has been featured in … read more

After: The walkway has been defined and sword ferns and other existing plants repeated on both sides of the pathway for unity.

Garden Design Dilemmas

Updating, renovating or simply frustrated by boredom — pondering plants and garden spaces is something all gardeners do at some point. Gardens grow and change and need editing now and then. Like with many projects, when looking at gardens too long, it is … read more

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