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Roadhouse Nursery

Roadhouse Nursery — Where the Lilies Grow

The Roadhouse Nursery in Central Kitsap plays a distinctive role in the local gardening community. Owners Jan and George Bahr opened the retail nursery in 1985 and have operated it without employees for more than 30 years. Their idea for a nursery began … read more

Rice paper plant (Tetrapanax 'Steroidal Giant') has large, typically evergreen or semi-evergreen foliage.

Extreme Leaf Drama

Pull on your digging boots and grab your shovel. After reading this, you are going to need more garden space. Bigger is better, right? Maybe — yet for foliage, it depends on where the plant grows. For whatever reason plants grow humongous vegetation, … read more

garden books

Gardening Books to Read This Spring

Now that spring is officially here and all the bulbs, annuals and shrubs are planted, perhaps there is time to breathe a little between pulling weeds and watering to do some garden reading. With the Pacific Northwest being a gardener’s paradise, expertise abounds, … read more

The Waterside Home of Jim and Kelly Hettinger

Bringing the Outside In — The Waterside Home of Jim and Kelly Hettinger

Avid boaters Kelly and Jim Hettinger cruised the waters around the Key Peninsula for years. They made friends, anchored at the Longbranch Marina, and got involved in the social life at the Longbranch Improvement Club. Eventually the time came to think about looking … read more

Illahee Preserve

Illahee Preserve — A Natural Forest in an Urban Setting

In the middle of Kitsap County between East Bremerton and Silverdale is located one of the most outstanding urban natural-park spaces in the United States. It is a 570-acre site known as the Illahee Preserve. Owned by Kitsap County, the Illahee Preserve is … read more

Bremerton City Nursery
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Bremerton City Nursery — A Destination for Urban, Organic Gardening

The Bremerton City Nursery has been part of Bremerton for more than six decades, thanks to two local families. Today, it brands itself as an urban city nursery, and it sells almost exclusively organic products. The Berger family founded the nursery in the … read more

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Camp Hahobas view (Photo courtesy Richard Corff)

Public-Private Partnership Will Protect 430 Acres on Hood Canal

A recently formed public-private partnership will protect Camp Hahobas on the shores of Hood Canal near Belfair. Working in collaboration, The Trust for Public Land, Great Peninsula Conservancy, Washington State Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Navy have protected important lands in the … read more

Bloedel Reserve Moss Gardens

Bloedel Reserve Moss Gardens

Moss thrives in our wet, rainy region. Given enough time and clear space, such as a roof, a green carpet will slowly form. So prolific is moss that entire companies exist to control it and in the drizzly Pacific Northwest, those companies tend … read more

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