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10 Gardening Gaffes to Avoid

What’s the difference between a new gardener and an experienced one? The experienced gardener has killed way more plants, the saying goes. That truism speaks to the fact that gardening is a highly trial-and-error venture — and one where some plants are just … read more

The Gentlemen Gardeners

The Gentlemen Gardeners

Two “gentlemen gardeners” maintain a delightful garden at their home on Bainbridge Island. Jim Stokes and Roland Mitlohner didn’t become active gardeners until after retirement, although they both had gardening in their blood from an early age. Mitlohner, who grew up in Czechoslovakia … read more

A small flock of sanderlings retreats from an incoming wave on the beach near Ocean Shores.

A Speedy Sandpiper and a High-Mileage Flyer

Shorebirds are a family of birds that live up to their name. They inhabit the shore. Some live on rocky shores, while others prefer sandy beaches. A late-fall trip to virtually any Western Washington beach provides an excellent opportunity for finding a variety … read more

Beth Hill Home
Design|Build

A New House on an Old Family Homestead

Coming home can mean many things. It can be a holiday gathering. It can be family banding together to help with a temporary setback. It can even be an adult child who’s now back in the basement. But for Beth Hill of Poulsbo, … read more

Bloedel Reserve

The Restoration of Bloedel Reserve’s Bird Marsh into Wildlife Haven

Bloedel Reserve, a botanical garden on Bainbridge Island, has been open to the public since 1988. Over its approximately 140 acres are several varied garden types, including a moss garden and a nationally recognized Japanese garden. One featured area visitors encounter soon after … read more

Two Gardens
Nature and Nurture

Two Gardens, Two Different Ways of Living the Island Life

These two gardens illustrate the variety and creativity of two contrasting Bainbridge Island lifestyles. A visit to the first garden feels like a walk in the forest while a visit to the second one is like a walk on the beach. A Northwest … read more

Devoted Kiss Cafe

The Superpopular Devoted Kiss Cafe

Stroll or drive by Devoted Kiss Cafe on Harborview Drive in Gig Harbor any morning or at lunch time, and there is sure to be a throng waiting for a table. Known for its delicious breakfast and lunch offerings, house-made cinnamon rolls and … read more

Chris Brinton Garden

Garden as Metaphor for Life

A dedicated gardener finds that a life, like...

Chris Brinton knows gardening. For 16 years, she has tended her lovely beachside beds just down the shore from the Hansville lighthouse with a passion that has caused her home to be a frequent feature of the Hansville Garden Tour. Brinton knows how … read more

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Casa Dorada Los Cabos Resort & Spa

South-of-the-Border Getaway with Sun, Surf and Sand

Casa Dorada means golden house in Spanish, and it sure is. Here, the setting glows, the hospitality warms, the palms wave, the views abound, the beach beckons, and the pools glisten. Casa Dorada is perfectly nestled in Cabo San Lucas, just a four-hour … read more

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