Tag: design

Cherry and Terry Jarvis Garden

A Garden Dressed for a Party

The garden of Cherry and Terry Jarvis is...

In the Suquamish garden of Cherry and Terry Jarvis, landscaper Teri Cole has taken garden design to a new level. Several levels, in fact. Cole’s canvas is a lovely piece of high-bank waterfront that makes its way down — one broad step at … read more

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simple gardens

Creating a Low-Maintenance Garden: Tips and Tricks

Gardening is a fun hobby that has plenty of health benefits. If you’ve been thinking about converting a barren backyard into a stunning landscape of greens, these six tricks will help you build a garden that requires minimal time and effort to care … read more

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wildflower borders

How to Plant a Meadowscape for Natural Beauty

Are you tired of spending every Saturday mowing your lawn instead of relaxing in the garden? Was your last water bill higher than your car payment? Would you rather spend money on pretty plants for the garden — instead of fertilizer for the … read more

‘Pretty in Pink’ Artwork by Beth Owen

Gig Harbor Garden Tour Marks 25 Years of Supporting Literacy

For a quarter of a century, the Gig Harbor Garden Tour has inspired master gardeners as well as the weekend weed puller with stunning ideas for their own gardens while fostering literacy efforts in the Gig Harbor community. The 2024 event marks the … read more

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succulents

Outdoor Succulent Gardening: Easy-Care and Sunshine-Loving Plants

Bring low-maintenance beauty to your outdoor space with a succulent garden. Succulents are water-wise plants that thrive in sunlight, making them perfect for creating a stunning and easy-to-care-for outdoor oasis. Bonus! Depending on your region and growing zone, you can bring many succulents … read more

All together now at Grespania Ceramica's Castello, Spain showroom

Passport to Creativity Tour 2024

With Tile of Spain and Cevisama 2024 Valencia

When learning a foreign language, a common recommendation is to immerse yourself in the country and the culture of that language. The same can be said for a product. If you really want to understand a product, you need to understand its origin, … read more

Drinking Glasses
Contemporary Thrifting with Amy

Drinking Glasses

The question is “why.” The answer is “thrifting.” On a top shelf at Belfair’s HUB thrift store were six striped Libbey drinking glasses. The very last thing I needed but, what the heck. Lots of singles, but it’s getting hard to find vintage … read more

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A residential deck coated with Onyx, Sansin's 2024 Color of the Year available in a range of transparencies and exterior products. Sansin has been manufacturing environmentally friendly water-borne wood protection for nearly 40 years. (Photo courtesy Sansin)

How to Choose the Right Coating for Your Outdoor Wood Project

Wood is a focal point of many homes and can be seen on everything from siding and millwork to docks, decks and outdoor furniture. Wood is a beautiful, durable and versatile material, but it must be protected properly to stand the test of … read more

Gardens of Karol and Don Stevens
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The Delightful Gardens of Karol and Don Stevens

Karol and Don Stevens have a magical and delightful garden in Keyport. These lifelong community volunteers and supporters of all things Keyport bought their first small, cozy home near the Keyport Mercantile in August 1975. After their fifth attempt at placing earnest money … read more

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