Tag: color

Willow and Mabel Garden Co.

A Dream with Petals

When Carolyn Thompson worked in an office nearly a decade ago, doing data entry day after day was tedious. She yearned for something different — and found inspiration in a magazine article about two women who grew flowers in England. This inspired Thompson. … read more

Karen Sawyer, owner and operator, Pier Six Press

Pier Six Press — Creating a Community through Letterpress Cards

With the creation of new technology, many antique skills have disappeared. One of these is the art of letterpress. Karen Sawyer, the owner and operator of Pier Six Press, says that letterpress “is the old style of printing — that’s how all printing … read more

Mizar Asian Garden

A Garden for Meditation and Relaxation

Opening the gate and stepping into Linda Mizar’s garden is like stepping into the wonderland of a gardener’s imagination. Meandering walkways lead the visitor around and through 21 imaginary rooms of garden discovery. A collector of garden art and miscellany, Mizar has grouped … read more

Cedar Springs (venue); Elevated Events by Tosha (wedding planner) (Photo courtesy Cindy Nguyen Photography)

Weddings

The only planner you'll ever need

‘Til Lists Do Us Part Getting married is easily one of the greatest things that can happen to anyone. However, planning a wedding can spiral into a terrible hassle. Questions and concerns may swirl. What am I supposed to do? Who can I … read more

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Purple Sensation allium livens up the early season garden with its violet-purple, 4-inch diameter flowers. (Photo courtesy of Longfield-Gardens.com)

Plant Alliums This Fall to Add Variety and Beauty to Your Garden

Take your garden to new heights with alliums. This ornamental member of the onion family provides welcome color as spring bulbs fade and before summer perennials fill our gardens with colorful blooms. Most people have seen pictures of the giant allium but there … read more

A male wood duck shows off his spectacular plumage on a sunny day at the lake.

A Dazzling Duck and a Triumph for Conservation

As is typical with many things in life, when it comes to birds, people gravitate toward the ones with visual beauty. While birders are thrilled to see a drab-looking rarity, nonbirders get excited about birds that look the best. Not surprising, colorful birds … read more

Salvia x hybrida ‘BBSAL00301’

Salvias — Sage Beauty in the Garden

For those who want an abundance of bloom for the summer-to-fall season but prefer not to plant annuals every year, perennial salvias are a Northwest garden’s friend. Not that long ago, except for the bedding plant salvia splendens and the culinary S. officinalis, … read more

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Contemporary Thrifting with Amy

The HUB Shop

They were on the floor in an open cardboard box, conspicuously in plain sight at The HUB Shop thrift store in Belfair, located a block or so from the QFC grocery store. The thrift shop was packed that day but no takers, not … read more

Petal and Pitchfork
Growing Together

Poulsbo’s Petal and Pitchfork Farm Takes on New Life as a Cooperative Flower Farm

Stacy Marshall of Petal and Pitchfork loves flowers. She likes them so much that, in 2022, she transitioned her 15-acre farm from vegetable production to flowers. Marshall and her husband, Kelsey, are the community-minded owners of local coffee marketer Grounds for Change. The … read more

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