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Caterpillars that are hanging dead from their tent after having been destroyed by parasites.

Tent Caterpillars Are Making a Comeback

What you need to know

The last tent caterpillar outbreak in West Sound happened quite a while ago. Yet the memories — of the sounds they made as they munched away at our tree canopy and the shivers they sent through my spine as they fell on my … read more

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Roses are a nice addition to any perennial garden and are great companions with clematis. Shown is the 'Honey Perfume' floribunda rose with a 'Nelly Moser' clematis.

Roses are Blooming in West Sound

Learn all about roses at the June 29...

Have you thought about growing a few roses or just been wondering which types of roses might be successful in your garden? This Sunday, June 29, the Kitsap County Rose Society will host a Rose Show in Silverdale at the Community Center, next … read more

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New Bainbridge Store Fuses Asian Influence with Northwest Décor

The Pacific Northwest and Asia don’t seem to have a lot in common when it comes to décor, but a new Bainbridge shop proves that the two styles can live in harmony. Plum, which opened in May at 124 Winslow Way East, infuses … read more

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Peruvian lily: The Peruvian lily is a favorite in bouquets but in the garden, this plant becomes a pest.
Gardening With Peg

Garden Thugs: Four Pesky Plants to Avoid in Your Garden

Most gardeners have plants they wish they never had planted. I have three in my own garden. These nefarious plants are yellow loosestrife (Lysimachia punctata), bishop’s weed (Aegopodium podagraria) and Peruvian lily (Alstroemeria). All three plants are deciduous perennials. I regret the day … read more

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Shore pine (Pinus contorta)

Best Native Plants for Protecting Your Hillside from Erosion

After the terrible Oso landslide tragedy, we received several calls at Woodbrook Native Plant Nursery from people wanting advice on what to plant on their hillsides. Plants help protect against erosion in several ways. They remove water from the soil and carry it … read more

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Weissman Garden, Bainbridge Island. (Photo courtesy The Garden Conservancy)

The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Showcases Six North Kitsap Gardens

Six private gardens in Indianola, Kingston and on Bainbridge Island will be open to the general public on June 29 as part of Garden Conservancy’s Open Days. The mission of the Garden Conservancy is to preserve “America’s exceptional gardens” as well as educate … read more

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Hansville Ladies Aid Society Hosts Garden Tour

Hansville Ladies Aid Society Hosts Garden Tour

The Hansville Ladies Aid Society Garden Tour on Saturday, July 26, will feature six gardens in the Hansville area. Each garden has a theme title and signs will be posted at the entrance to the gardens. The theme titles this year are Plant … read more

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How to Turn Your Yard Waste into Resources

How to Turn Your Yard Waste into Resources

If you are like me, this time of year brings a bit of (late) spring cleaning, coupled with hours of work getting your yard and garden back into shape. Unfortunately, the price we pay to live in such a lush and beautiful place … read more

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Northwest Gardens

Local Garden Clubs and Societies — 2014 Resource List

We receive lots of questions at WestSound Magazine about local garden clubs and plant societies and how to get involved or just visit one now and then. Here’s the most complete list we have to date (May, 2014). We’ve listed websites, addresses, Facebook … read more

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