Hobby Greenhouse

A Primer on Buying a Hobby Greenhouse

All gardeners have a wish list: new plants to try, a load of compost delivered, a potting shed, etcetera, but there is one thing that always seems to top the list — a greenhouse. Imagine how the midwinter blues melt away as you … read more

Jean Boyle and Bethany McDonald — A Tale of Two Sisters and Their Gardens
Jean Boyle and Bethany McDonald

A Tale of Two Sisters and Their Gardens

Sisters Jean Boyle and Bethany McDonald live in Suquamish just a short walk from each other. They are often mistaken for twins but one is actually older than the other by nearly two years. McDonald has gardened in Suquamish for 35 years, but … read more


7 Seas Brewing

7 Seas Brewing Partners with 253Heart on Philanthropic Brew

Gig Harbor’s 7 Seas Brewing and 253Heart have collaborated on a tasty new brew that gives back. A portion of the proceeds from 253 Pilsner, available at local retailers, will be donated to South Sound nonprofits. Two featured local nonprofits are selected at … read more

Plant material pressed in a flower press

Creating Pressed Botanicals for Décor — The Art of the Herbarium

Plant gathering and preservation for identification has its foundations in history and early botanical plant hunting. Plants in modern gardens have their origins from all over the world, as botanists journeyed to distant lands. As the West was discovered, Lewis and Clark collected … read more

Eight Degrees of Inspiration

Eight Degrees of Inspiration

Elegant angles add interest to a beautiful Bainbridge...

A constricted waterfront lot. Complicated drain field regulations. Dreams of an elegant yet budget-conscious home. Hardly a job for the average architect. What the owners of this construction conundrum at the mouth of Fletcher Bay needed was a puzzle master, and they found … read more


Red Robin in Silverdale

Local Law Enforcement Officers Gear Up for ‘Tips’

There are new servers in town — at least on one very special day. Ever dreamt of giving an order to a cop and not getting a ticket? For that one day, only guests at a local restaurant can do just that — … read more

New Life… for an Old Art

Gig Harbor wool-rug braider renews the tradition of...

When Donna McKeever stumbled upon a rug-braiding class about two decades ago, she fell in love with this nearly lost art. Not only did she find her creative outlet, she wanted to inspire others to pursue it as well. “It’s a very simple … read more


Use Nature as Inspiration for Pruning

Use Nature as Inspiration for Pruning

I hope you’ve had many opportunities to get out into some of our wilderness areas to experience nature untouched by human hands. Did you marvel, as I have, at the overwhelming beauty of these natural landscapes? Nature is a very gifted designer and … read more

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