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There Were Signs

There Were ‘Signs’

In the Poulsbo garden of Brian and Karen...

How do you recognize a truly inspired garden, one with humor and style and a joy that reflects the personality of its creators? Sometimes, there are signs. In the garden of Brian and Karen Rasmussen of Poulsbo, an extensive and carefully cultivated collection … read more

Creative Tablescapes 2022

Creative Tablescape Competition Winners 2022

WestSound Magazine received an abundance of creative tablescapes. The choices were all wonderful, but our tablescape judges made the difficult decisions — plus, there was a tie for third place. Thank you to all who took the time to submit your tablescapes. And … read more

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Albers Marcovina Vista Gardens Hosts Fundraising Plant Sale

Albers Marcovina Vista Gardens will host its first annual plant sale and raffle event on April 23 and 24, in honor of Earth Day. The garden will be open Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 … read more

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(Photo courtesy National Garden Bureau)

Easy Ways to Create Edibles and Flowers Combinations

Peanut butter and jelly… Mac and cheese… Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds… Perfect combinations make life a little happier. Just like favorite flavors and power couples, your garden can benefit from great combinations, too. Who says veggies need to be relegated to the … read more

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The Wonderful World of Garden Books

The Hidden Life of Trees: The Illustrated Edition Author Peter Wohlleben “As a rule, friendships that extend to looking after stumps can be established only in undisturbed forests.” Trees equipped with warning systems? Forests with a vast communication network underground? Is there a … read more

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Plants a New Hobby? How to Make Plant Care Less Stressful

The pandemic gave rise to a variety of hobbies, and one of them was houseplants. A survey of 1,250 American adults by Trees.com found that 1 in 4 plant owners started collecting houseplants as a pandemic hobby. Among this group, Gen Zers were … read more

(Photo courtesy Tristan Voget)

Beachfront Gardens

One of the joys of West Sound living is the availability of so many beachfront properties. With all the islands, inlets, coves and harbors, there are miles and miles of beachfront. Smart ecology demands that a large part of water-side property be left … read more

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Teri's Tips

Things to Do Now in Your Garden

Even though we are in the winter months, shrubs, plants and trees come alive in January. It’s a good time to test your soil for missing nutrients and then fertilize and amend accordingly. Inventory your garden seeds well before you start planting them … read more

Valentines Getaways
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Recharge with a Day or Few Away

Some of our "Scouted" favorites

With Valentine’s Day falling on a Sunday, a weekend away is the perfect recipe for a romantic getaway. Or connect with your gal pals with a fun Galantine’s Day away celebration. A few of these options have spa services and are close to … read more

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