Orchard House — An English Cottage Garden

Orchard House — An English Cottage Garden

Journey with us back to sunnier days for a tour of an English cottage garden at the home of Deb and Jim Howard. Their charming English country-style property called Orchard House was named for the old fruit trees inherited with the property. “We’re … read more

Garden to Table — Vegetables in Small Spaces

Garden to Table — Vegetables in Small Spaces

“Eat your vegetables” is not just a dinnertime scolding anymore. It is a new way to look at a vegetable garden and a hot trend in the horticultural world. But is vegetable gardening in suburbia a lost art? Computers and technology are the … read more

Debbie Macomber — Knitting Hope And Dreams

Debbie Macomber — Knitting Hope And Dreams

“…I know what it’s like to be told to throw your dream away. Some of you have been told to throw your dream away, too, and some of you actually believe that maybe those voices are right; maybe you aren’t cut out for … read more

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Local Company Turns Wine Bottles Into Collectibles

At first glance, the cavernous warehouse space near the Tacoma Narrows Airport in Gig Harbor appears an unlikely birthplace for art. But step inside and what you’ll see is shelves upon shelves of colorful and intricately hand-painted wine bottles, cousins to bottles that … read more

Hellebores abound

Get The Dirt — On Home Gardening

Flowers of Winter • Pacific Tree Frogs

Would you believe you could have a pink rhodie splendiferously blooming in your gardens in the middle of winter’s chill? “Christmas Cheer” is an answer to those longing for cheerful, soft pink blooms in the heart of winter. This is a fairly compact … read more

Remodel a Home, Discover Your Passion

Remodel a Home, Discover Your Passion

This is the house that Hope built. It perches on a hillside overlooking Henderson Bay in Gig Harbor, set back from the road by six carefully manicured acres, with sweeping views that encompass all the way from Steilacoom to the south, past McNeil … read more

Architectural Adventure

Architectural Adventure

Architect Louis W. Alves gave Poulsbo something to...

On the third of July, the neighbors came, drawn like small boys to a skyrocket. Louis W. and Claudia Alves were long since accustomed to the town’s fascination with their Havn Court home, still under construction. At the local café, talk of their … read more

Farm Kitchen and Guest House

Farm Kitchen and Guest House — Celebrating Good Food, Making Lasting Memories

On a typical month, the Farm Kitchen in Poulsbo may host multiple sessions of commercial bread baking, canning or chocolate making; cooking classes on topics ranging from vegetarian meals to sushi; and several elegant weddings or corporate retreats complete with high-tech presentations. Using … read more

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