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Book: Hanging Kokedama

Add Beauty to Your Home with the Japanese Art of Kokedama

Editor’s note: This excerpt is adapted from the newly released book, “Hanging Kokedama: Creating Potless Plants for the Home” by Coraleigh Parker. A variant of bonsai, kokedama is the Japanese art of creating potless plants using a unique soil mixture, moss and string. … read more

Rob Milroy

Unsung Hero — Rob Milroy

Volunteer Mentor and Board Chair, Communities In Schools...

Rob Milroy started volunteering in the local community after moving to Gig Harbor about six years ago. A Peninsula High School assistant soccer coach, he’s especially passionate about education — which is why, perhaps, he delivers snacks for after-school programs as part of … read more


Field ready for planting
In the Market Now

Why Buy Organic? Part 1: Fruits and Vegetables

What is the big fuss about buying organic produce and organically grown meats, as opposed to those products that are conventionally grown? Budget-conscious buyers will usually opt for the lesser-priced option, which typically, but not always, is conventionally grown. Next to price, the … read more

Inspiring and Expressing Color
Defining the Essential Trends

Inspiring and Expressing Color

Inspiration is the process of being emotionally stimulated to experience something that influences and encourages: an impulse, a motivator; the vital stroke of energy and movement that lifts us up and moves us forward. Turning inspiration into colorful expression almost instantaneously, social media … read more


off to college

How to Navigate the College Search Process with Your High School Student

Editor’s note: College search should be in high gear if your child is a senior. Since this can be quite overwhelming, WestSound Home & Garden asked Bhavin Parikh, CEO and founder of test-prep company Magoosh, five questions to help parents and students navigate … read more


Turkey Curry
In the Market Now

Warming Winter Curry

There are as many different kinds of curries as there are cooks who prepare them. Once the basic sauce is prepared, nearly any combination of vegetables can be combined, meat added if desired, and a nutritious and delicious meal can be on the … read more


Eschscholzia californica, commonly known as the California poppy is an easy-to-grow, drought-tolerant plant common in wildflower mixes. It's also California's state flower.

Ephemeral Flowers for Seasonal Color

Editor’s note: This excerpt was adapted from “The Colorful Dry Garden,” used by permission of Sasquatch Books. The word ephemeral defines anything that lives for just a short time. It’s often used to define annual flowering plants, which grow from seed, mature, flower … read more

The Sip

Do Chocolate and Wine Truly Make a Great Match?

When January arrives, some people are clearing out their pantry and eradicating the last of the Christmas cookies and sweet treats, but others are already looking ahead to the next holiday that wouldn’t be what it is without chocolate: Valentine’s Day. Out of … read more

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