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Aromatherapy in Your Garden

How about am aromatic garden? Perfume-scented flowers, blooming trees and herbs in the garden are so important for insects, animals and people. Plant fragrances change your mood and brighten your spirits and can be very calming. You can create a scented haven with … read more

A black oystercatcher walks along the beach at Fort Flagler State Park near Port Townsend.

This Poorly Named Shorebird is an Attention Catcher

Birds are amazing creatures with a variety of adaptations. A hummingbird is quite different from an ostrich and a kiwi has little in common with a swan. While some species may seem drab and uninteresting, others are a collection of unique features that … read more

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Fountains add serenity and noise-blocking sound to gardens and outdoor entertainment spaces. (Photo courtesy MelindaMyers.com)

Boost the Beauty and Comfort of Your Outdoor Spaces

Add some comfort and beauty to your outdoor spaces this year. Look for options that fit your lifestyle, budget and schedule. Even simple changes can make a positive impact on the time you spend relaxing and entertaining on your patio, deck or other … read more

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Brilliant Winter-Blooming Houseplants to Brighten Dreary Days (and How to Care for Them)

Do you have the post-holiday blues? With the tinsel and decorations packed away, your home might feel a little bleak and bare. You need something pretty and festive to help endure gray, cold winter days. And as we count the weeks until the … read more

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Bulbs and Other Plants for Winter Interest

January and February are months when many gardeners enjoy staying cozy inside their homes, mulling through all the seed catalogues, catching up on reading all the cool books on gardening and planning out their veggie gardens for early-spring planting and starting seeds indoors. … read more

Crazy Hill Garden & Botanicals

Gift Ideas for Gardeners 2.0

Last year, WestSound Magazine’s November/ December issue published an article on gift-shopping for your gardening loved ones. The article shared nursery staff recommendations for plants and tools. This year, we’ve included some updates and new stops for your garden-related shopping. Crazy Hill Garden … read more

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The Basics of Firescaping

Firescaping involves designing a landscape to fireproof a property while maintaining aesthetic appeal. By thoughtfully choosing and arranging plants and construction materials, the likelihood of igniting a fire, along with its potential severity and the speed at which it spreads, can be significantly … read more

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This bamboo seed saver kit contains storage envelopes, glass vials and compartments to organize seeds and hold them in place. (Photo courtesy of Gardener's Supply Company/gardeners.com)

Ideas for Gifts with Multiple Functions and Styles

The holidays are quickly approaching and finding the perfect gift for those on your list can be challenging. With many people downsizing or striving for a minimalistic lifestyle, finding the perfect gift gets even more difficult. Gifting something that is unique, useful and … read more

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How to Winterize Your Landscaping Tools

Winter is just around the corner, and while most of us are busy preparing our homes and vehicles for the cold months ahead, it’s important not to forget about our trusty landscaping tools. These essential tools help us maintain our lawns throughout the … read more

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