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The Autrands' garden offers spectacular views of Hale Passage.

Gig Harbor Garden Tour’s Lush Offerings

Due to Coronavirus precautions, Gig Harbor Garden Tour...

Variety is the spice of life. This year’s Gig Harbor Garden Tour truly exemplifies that old adage. From elegant, English-style greenhouses to sweet, pocket-sized gardens to big, community raised-beds bursting with herbs, fruits and vegetables, there is something for every garden taste in … read more

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Turn your Summer Vacation into a Relaxing Staycation

Does social distancing have you worried about your summer plans? For many, summer is the time for the family vacation. The kids are out of school, the weather is fantastic, and the days are longer — allowing optimal time to venture to new … read more

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Design|Build 2020B

Take Your Kitchen Out of Doors

Creating a great dining space for all seasons...

An outdoor kitchen can be a stylish and comfortable space that makes the out-of-doors a functional part of your home. Designed with all seasons in mind, it can be a comfortable gathering and dining place in spring, summer, fall and winter. And, according … read more

Foot bridge over the stream with a multitude of iris specimens

A Garden Worthy of Attention

Tucked away in the side roads and trees of Bainbridge Island is an eye-catching home garden. Barbara Weissman, with help from her husband, Eric, has coordinated the creation of garden space that is more than just pretty flowers, although there are plenty of … read more

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Kitsap County Recognizes Local Environmental Stewards

Since 1993, Kitsap County Public Works and the Board of County Commissioners have been recognizing local Earth Day Award winners — community members who provide outstanding environmental stewardship. This year’s winners were publicly nominated for their service toward sustainability, recycling, litter control, habitat … read more

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(Photo courtesy Gardener's Supply Company)

Boost Your Landscape’s Curb Appeal in One Weekend

Create a front garden that is sure to boost your mood and welcome visitors all year round. All you need is one weekend and a bit of paint, flowers, décor and edging material to boost your landscape’s curb appeal. The Front Door Add a … read more

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Kitsap County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited Recognized Nationally

Ducks Unlimited recently announced the top volunteer chapters across the nation honored in three categories for their conservation fundraising efforts. The Kitsap County Chapter received the President’s Roll of Honor, given to chapters that raised between $65,000 and $99,999. Ducks Unlimited Inc. is … read more

Garden of the Rising Sun - After

Garden of the Rising Sun

A home with a view is a much-sought-after property to purchase. However, trees grow, homes spring up, and a once-grand vista sometimes diminishes or disappears. For Susan and John Erickson, this would not do. Fortunately, an empty lot between their home and a … read more

A northern pygmy-owl contemplates its next move after being discovered by a flock of angry chickadees.

A Ferocious Predator Disguised as a Cute Little Owl

When people think of fierce, predatory birds, the species that come to mind are bald eagles, peregrine falcons and great horned owls. These birds are not picky and will take anything they can grab. When you see a small owl, the initial reaction … read more

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