Tag: horticulture

Gig Harbor Garden Tour 2023

Gig Harbor Garden Tour — An Inspiration for All Gardeners

After a season of unusual cold and snow, it is a gardener’s joy to see spring shoots promising summer abundance. This year’s annual Gig Harbor Garden Tour offers a rich summer palette of color, natural foliage, manicured pathways and a natural forest. There … read more

(Photo courtesy John and Kathleen Bullivant)

The Garden Conservancy Open Day Tours

It could be argued that in the Pacific Northwest, gardening-mania far surpasses baseball as the favorite sport. With the help of April showers, June gardens are primped, pruned and ready for ohs! and ahs! as garden tour season begins. Knowledgeable gardeners anticipate The … read more

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How to Create a Therapeutic Garden at Home

Therapeutic gardens, typically seen at healthcare facilities, are “designed for use as a component of a treatment, rehabilitation or vocational program… to meet the needs of a specific user or population…to accommodate participant’s goals and to facilitate people-plant interactions, according to the American … read more

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Snip-n-drip irrigation systems apply water directly where it is needed and fit any garden planted in rows. (Photo courtesy of Gardener's Supply Company)

Tips for Designing and Maintaining a Low-Maintenance Garden

Don’t let your spring garden enthusiasm lead to overplanting and the creation of a summer gardening nightmare. A design with maintenance in mind and some strategic care can help reduce the time you spend managing your gardens and landscape. Consider using fewer plant … read more

Chelsea Travaglio Garden

Creating a Garden Retreat in Silverdale

As a little girl, I took great comfort in our family garden. I grew up on a small farm in Woodinville. I vividly remember taking the short walk down to the barn to say “hello” to the horses and chickens, then slowly finding … read more

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(Photo by Vincent van Zalinge on Unsplash)

Spring Plants for Your Dog-Friendly Garden

With spring officially here, green-fingered enthusiasts will be getting ready to fill their garden with flowers and plants galore. But while they are beautiful to look at, many common spring novelties found in gardens across the country have toxic elements that could prove … read more

Lisa's Leaves

Lisa’s Leaves — An Enchanting Destination

Sitting serenely at the top of a hill with a peek-a-boo view of Sinclair Inlet is the home and business of Lisa and Dave Connelly. Towering trees border the open spaces of the 8-acre property that showcases the picture-book home, orchard, garden, flower … read more

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A Hartley Botanic Victorian Lodge in the Czech Republic

Upgrading and Refreshing Your Greenhouse

Hartley Botanic is an English, luxury glasshouse manufacturer whose beautiful, handmade glasshouses and greenhouses are now available to US customers. The company’s experts have provided WestSound Home & Garden with their top tips on how you can best style, organize and refresh your … read more

Plant display at Bay Hay and Feed

West Sound Nurseries

Spring is here, which means it’s time to go on a journey around West Sound exploring our unique and wonderful garden nurseries — time to find the spring bloomers that lift the late-season garden. Let me take you on a hop-and-shop journey into … read more

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