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A Renovated Garden
Grow and Flourish

A Renovated Garden

Barbara and Graham Wilson of Poulsbo took their dismal, barren property and transformed it into a garden paradise. After moving to their current home eight years ago, the Wilsons came to a realization. Their property “was in bad shape,” Graham Wilson asserts. Barbara … read more

Mizar Asian Garden

A Garden for Meditation and Relaxation

Opening the gate and stepping into Linda Mizar’s garden is like stepping into the wonderland of a gardener’s imagination. Meandering walkways lead the visitor around and through 21 imaginary rooms of garden discovery. A collector of garden art and miscellany, Mizar has grouped … read more

The extremely rare Wollemia nobilis tree covered in globular female cones (Photo courtesy of Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium)

The Botanical Wonders of the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

On the other side of the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium entry gates, you step into another world of exotic plants and animals. Or should it be said you step into many parts of the world in one location? For people who love … read more

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Beyond Exercise

Five Ways to Boost the Benefits of Your Time Outdoors

Has your outdoor exercise become routine? Since early 2020, many people headed outdoors to stay fit. The natural world offers many of the benefits of a gym, but sometimes we need a reminder to boost our sense of play and our sense of … read more

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Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa)

Plants with Intriguing Animal Names

“Now, Roy and Joy had often dozed, through their weekly class in botany; I’m afraid they were wrongly inclined to think that botany meant monotony. But the sight botanic they now beheld- would have awakened a sleeping possum! For every plant had an … read more

Mason Gardens

A Garden of Floral Design Delights

The advantage of living on a golf course is in the “borrowed” backdrop for a garden’s landscape, along with beautiful, established trees to frame the vista. Toby and Tom Mason moved to McCormick Woods six years ago. Their location on the 4th hole … read more

Aromatherapy Garden Borders
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Aromatherapy Garden Borders

Borders usually run along a pathway, a wall, a hedge or a lawn edge. My favorite plants for borders are very fragrant, including evening-scented varieties. I love strolling pathways in the moonlight and smelling the gorgeous mood-settling aromas from wall flowers, stock, tobacco … read more

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hedge trimming

Three Ways to Incorporate Plants Into Your Privacy Fence

Not every homeowner has a privacy fence. At some point, though, you’ve likely wished you did. Standard plank or timber fences can look garish and out of place. Brick and steel are tough, but expensive. Is there an optimum solution? Indeed, there is. … read more

The Falls' greenhouse
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Come and Bloom with the Gig Harbor Garden Tour

We could say these gardens have “come out of dormancy” after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions. But actually, the gardens and the gardeners themselves have been anything but dormant during their at-home time the last two gardening seasons. As with the … read more

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