Tag: water

Garden Cornucopia

A Garden Cornucopia

In all seasons, this Poulsbo garden shares its...

Gordon and Janet Knudsen don’t have a lilac, but that’s OK, because they have practically everything else. From astrantia to zinnias, the Knudsens’ Poulsbo garden is a botanical who’s who — and what’s that? — of fabulous plants. However, the Knudsens’ arboretum-esque property … read more

Rain Gardens

Rain Garden at the Heart of Dream Northwest Landscape

When Sherry and Kirk Kanode moved into their beautiful, brand-new custom home in 2002, little did they know they were embarking on a gardening adventure of a lifetime. A deep, crescent-shaped bioswale separated their front yard from the street, making street parking and … read more

Poulsbo

Downtown Poulsbo — The Norway of the Pacific Northwest

Norwegian fishermen sailed into Liberty Bay in the late 1800s and began the creation of the city of Poulsbo, which some still call “the Norway of the Pacific Northwest.” Incorporated in 1907, Poulsbo is now a city of 10,000 residents and has one … read more

Terrence Wallace and Monica Gujral

Coastal Rustic Masterpiece on Honeymoon Bay

Sitting on nearly 300 feet of Fox Island beach waterfront, a large, bright, gracious home awaits its new inhabitants. Built in 2001, the home underwent a total renovation that was completed this year. The sprawling, three-level home is over 5,000 square feet and … read more

Hood Canal
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Aloha, Hood Canal

Donna and Brent Stinnett, longtime Kitsap County residents, undertook an adventure that many Northwest travelers to Hawaii envision but never act on. They vacationed on the enchanted Big Island and decided to move there. And they did it! It doesn’t take long to … read more

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Magical Mauritius — Hidden Gem of the Indian Ocean

In the Indian Ocean southeast of the continent of Africa, some 1,200 miles off the coast, lies the idyllic volcanic island of Mauritius. A hidden gem of lush and beautiful beaches, excellent year-around weather and diverse cultural life. Logistics Most visitors will arrive … read more

Bloedel Reserve

Autumn Glory at Bloedel Reserve

The Kitsap Peninsula is privileged to be home to one of the nation’s most magnificent landscape gardens, just over the Highway 305 bridge on Bainbridge Island. Touted as “one of North America’s 10 best botanical gardens,” Bloedel Reserve is unique in its focus, … read more

Allyn

Allyn — A Waterfront Community on Puget Sound

Any West Sound resident who has ever driven west to the ocean beaches has probably passed through the community of Allyn. This quaint, small town on Highway 3 is located on the North Bay of Case Inlet on Puget Sound. Driving through Belfair, … read more

A vignette of textural contrast with the large Darmera peltata foliage and the smaller Acer ‘Orange Dream’ leaves.

A Plantsman’s Garden

In a hidden place in Kingston, there lurks a plantsman’s 5-acre garden. Walk through this special place, and you almost believe you are on a tropical island. Your eyes follow the lines of a trunk up into the canopy of fronds from the … read more

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