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(Photo by David E. Perry)

‘Oasis in the City’ Adds ‘Open Garden Fridays’

Albers Vista Gardens has extended its hours of operation — it will be open to the public every Friday, noon to 4, from June 23 through Oct. 20. A guide will be available to escort individuals or small groups on a leisurely walk … read more

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Doug Woodside, builder of the Big Chairs of Kingston

New ‘Big Chairs’ Pop Up Around Kingston

“It makes me feel like a child again!” Susan Rodgers smiles as she talks about sitting in one of the big Adirondack chairs that seem to be multiplying around Kingston. You can’t miss the “Big Chairs” if you walk off the ferry or … read more

Kimmel Family Forever Home

A New Day for a Century-Old Cabin

A vintage Lemolo beach retreat lies at the...

In 1920, fishermen dangling a line along the shoreline between Poulsbo and Agate Pass may have noticed a neat little beach cabin standing alone in the quiet shelter of Lemolo’s Brauer Cove. The tiny dwelling was standard for its day, little more than … read more

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Zucchini Crisps

Smart Summer Snacks

A busy summer schedule requires plenty of energy, and while relaxation is sure to help, what you eat is your essential source of fuel. Just like filling up your gas tank, food is what makes your body go. A well-balanced approach to eating … read more

Tuffeted headboard from Best Quality Furniture

Trends in Home Décor

Products featured at the Vegas Winter Market 2017

Similar to several metropolitan cities, the city of Las Vegas, Nevada, has a dedicated design center — the World Market Center. What is a bit more unique about the Vegas design center is that it hosts two annual “showcase markets” for launching the … read more

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Decorative fences are an effective way to hide composting stations conveniently tucked behind gardens in the landscape.

Enjoy an Attractive and Convenient Composting Station

Make recycling green debris into compost convenient and attractive. Create a space you and your neighbors will appreciate. And locate composting in a convenient area that is easy to access and manage, so you are more likely to do it. You’ll quickly recoup … read more

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Small House Downsizing
Downsizing, Part 4

Final Touches and the Big Move to Your Smaller Space

You have made the decision to downsize, sorted all your stuff, gotten rid of loads of things, and planned for your new space. Now it is time to put the final touches on and actually move. Even though you have carefully planned your … read more

Every gardener should have at least one furry companion in the garden. Two are even better! (The author with her friends)

Gardening With Dogs

Every mutt, no matter the pedigree, has its own personality. A tiny dog can have a huge presence, self-confidence and the need for mental stimulation despite its small size. A large one may spend the happiest moments napping in a quiet spot in … read more

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