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Gardeners on the Go

Gardeners on the Go!

Gig Harbor Gardeners' Annual Trip Is Popular Plant...

The first week in June each year, 36 intrepid gardeners board a bus for a three-day garden visit and shopping marathon. The Gig Harbor Gardeners chapter of the Northwest Perennial Alliance has sponsored this trip for the past seven years, and has yet … read more

East Beach Park

A Weekend Adventure on Marrowstone Island

It’s a three-bridge, two-island drive from Kitsap County to bucolic Marrowstone Island in Jefferson County. And only 35 minutes by car. The three bridges span bodies of water, each of them a geographic demarcation line. Hood Canal forms the boundary between Kitsap and … read more

The frog pond

The Garden of Lynn and Jim McIntyre

“Why would you want to buy that piece of swampland?” asked the strawberry farmer when Jim and Lynn McIntyre showed interest in a plot of land he had tried to cultivate. The land was full of rocks and wet clay, and a big … read more

Design|Build 2020B

How to Become a Barbecue Master

It’s summer. That means long days, fun outings, get-togethers with family and friends — and, of course, barbecue. Mmmmm, barbecue: bold, smoky, sweet, tangy. The flavors are as much a part of summer memories as the smell of fresh-cut lawn and the feel … read more

Custom printed tile
Design|Build 2020B

2020 Trends in Tile and Bathroom Furnishings

Observations from the 2020 Cevisama International Fair for...

When one thinks of Spain, good wine, great tapas and flamenco music and dance quickly spring to mind. However, Spain is also known for amazing architecture, both past and present, as well as residential product design. Nowhere is this more evident than in … read more

Ken Kieffer

Ken Kieffer — Volunteer Extraordinaire

Ken Kieffer’s world extends far beyond the edges of his mirror. Kieffer, 71, is a longtime Gig Harbor resident, retired attorney and consummate volunteer. He gives his time to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Diabetics Association, Susan G. Komen Puget Sound, Pierce County’s … read more

The view looking out through the old-growth stump positioned as Philips' garden entrance

Native Plants Feel at Home in Bainbridge Island Garden

On Bainbridge Island, looking out onto Manzanita Bay, Navy veteran Al Philips has been assembling a collection of native plants around his home. Soon after purchasing his lot, Philips began landscaping. At first, he planted all sorts of plants, but soon a love … read more

Gold Mountain Golf Course

Golfing on the Peninsula

West Sound's Golf Courses Grow State and National...

Here’s a trivia question for you. What is the Kitsap Peninsula best known for? Sure, there are beautiful gardens and forests, more than 200 miles of shoreline, unique shops, restaurants and businesses, stunning waterfront homes, and some of the country’s largest naval installations. … read more

Papa Paul's Dahlia Farm
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Papa Paul’s Dahlia Farm

About 20 years ago while living in Sandpoint, Idaho, Paul Kusche got bit by the dahlia bug. A food industry executive by profession, and the son of a landscape architect, he’s always viewed gardening as an important hobby and source of relaxation away … read more

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