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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

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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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Dee Coppola on BKAT

WestSound’s Dee Coppola Featured on BKAT’s ‘Engaging Kitsap’

Colleen Miko, host the “Engaging Kitsap” program produced by Bremerton-Kitsap Access Television (BKAT), recently interviewed Dee Coppola, founding editorial director of WestSound magazine and owner of Wet Apple Media. Dee highlighted how the magazine got started and why it has been successful for … read more

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microgreens

Grow Fast, Fun and Easy Microgreens

Have fun growing some delicious and nutritious microgreens on your kitchen counter, in a sunny window or under lights any time of the year. In as little as a week to 10 days, you’ll be making your first harvest to use as a … 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

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

Gates-Paauw

The Past Meets the New

Jack Paauw and Susan Gates transformed their 1938...

After living on Mercer Island for 35 years, Jack Paauw and Susan Gates were ready to make a move. For a few years, Paauw had been commuting to a Kitsap-based job on the fast ferry, so he couldn’t wait for a shorter commute. … read more

Whole Seed Catalog 2024
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Seeds Galore

If you love to grow plants and vegetables from seed, this publication, “The Whole Seed Catalog,” is for you. The pictures are large and all in color, and the text is beautifully written. You’ll discover unique seeds from nine other countries as well … read more

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The right potting mix will help ornamental and edible plants thrive.

Selecting the Right Potting Mix for Your Plantings

As gardeners, it seems we are all looking for an ideal potting mix for our houseplants and containers. Like any gardening endeavor, a lot depends on what is available, the plants you’re growing and the type of maintenance you provide. That said, there … read more

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