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Your Fall Yard Work Checklist for Reaping Benefits Next Spring

Autumn is no time to ignore your lawn and landscape. What you do now will determine the quality of your family yard next spring and summer, says Kris Kiser, president and CEO of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), the international trade association … read more

Plant Snap

Good Plant Hunting

As we moved into our home two years ago, the gardens that were once pristine were covered in cedar tree droppings, debris, pine branches, blackberries and a menagerie of who knows what. After much cleanup, I started to find so many delicate — … read more

A vignette of textural contrast with the large Darmera peltata foliage and the smaller Acer ‘Orange Dream’ leaves.

A Plantsman’s Garden

In a hidden place in Kingston, there lurks a plantsman’s 5-acre garden. Walk through this special place, and you almost believe you are on a tropical island. Your eyes follow the lines of a trunk up into the canopy of fronds from the … read more

An agile chestnut-backed chickadee hangs upside down from the tips of pine needles while searching for insects.

Cherish the Charming Chickadees

For years, people have debated the appropriateness of feeding wild birds. Some argue that birds rely on feeders instead of looking for natural food sources. Actually, few birds truly depend on backyard feeders. Many species use feeders with appropriate food choices for a … read more

Cary Bozeman

Unsung Hero — Cary Bozeman

Bozeman Group founder and Port of Bremerton Commissioner

Cary Bozeman’s career of service goes back decades. The former mayor of Bremerton and Bellevue has contributed to numerous nonprofit organizations and community projects. Currently a commissioner with the Port of Bremerton, Bozeman is also a board member of Kitsap Humane Society and … read more

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Lilies grow from bulbs and their large prominent flowers brighten up gardens and provide vertical appeal.

Plant Now for a Colorful Spring Display

It’s time to think spring. Fall is the time to plant tulips, daffodils, crocus and other spring flowering bulbs. Use these early bloomers to welcome spring to your landscape. You’ll appreciate the color and cheery blooms after another long winter passes. Extend your … read more

Garden Makeover

A Garden Makeover

It takes time — as well as imagination, desire and commitment — to turn a yard into a garden. Sam and Karen Brindley had the latter two necessities when they moved to Indianola from Kirkland 10 years ago. The house they found had … read more

From Setback to Saving Grace
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From Setback to Saving Grace

A Kitsap-bound couple finds that good things come...

Frustration is not always a bad thing. Just ask Lemolo’s Owen and Paulette Lubin, who learned about the hidden blessings of disappointment several years ago as they worked to make a move from Seattle to Kitsap County. The allure of Kitsap’s comparatively rural … read more

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Car parade for a little boy at the Seabeck Conference Center.

The Heart of Local Auto Touring (in Pandemic Times)

It’s always a good day when you get to enjoy your hobby. But on those occasions when you get to share that hobby and put a smile on someone’s face — I have always found those to be the best days. In years … read more

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