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Silverdale

Silverdale — The True Center of Kitsap County

Silverdale is one of the fastest growing areas in Kitsap County, with a population of around 25,000 and growing each day. This community has been known for many years as the retail center of the county because of the Kitsap Mall, which opened … read more

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Greenhouses

Considering a Greenhouse? Keep These Tips in Mind

During the pandemic lockdown, many homeowners had a renewed interest in greenhouses. If you’ve been inspired to think about owning a glasshouse or greenhouse for the first time, but you don’t know where to start, Hartley Botanic — a manufacturer of handmade English … read more

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’Tis Ours

A Bainbridge waterfront estate spans the generations to...

“Tismin,” says the sign on the tree at the head of the drive. It’s a cryptic message; no one named Tismin lives or has ever lived in the house at the end of the drive. The explanation, as longtime neighbors of this Pleasant … read more

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Planting Trees

Tips for Planting Trees — and Why You Should

Trees are virtually everywhere you turn, from your own backyard to nearby parks and forests where you enjoy hiking. They provide shade and beauty, and some even bear fruit. Beyond all the immediate benefits, you may be surprised to discover trees are also … read more

Sequim

The Growing Community of Sequim

If you cross the Hood Canal bridge and drive 40 minutes west on Highway 101, you will drive into Sequim, a small but growing city with a population of 7,280 people. Sequim was first established in the 1890s as a timber, fishing and … read more

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indoor plants

Plants a New Hobby? How to Make Plant Care Less Stressful

The pandemic gave rise to a variety of hobbies, and one of them was houseplants. A survey of 1,250 American adults by Trees.com found that 1 in 4 plant owners started collecting houseplants as a pandemic hobby. Among this group, Gen Zers were … read more

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Beachfront Gardens

One of the joys of West Sound living is the availability of so many beachfront properties. With all the islands, inlets, coves and harbors, there are miles and miles of beachfront. Smart ecology demands that a large part of water-side property be left … read more

The Garden of Bill and Arlene West

A Garden of Exceptional Skill and Imagination

The mystical, magical garden created by Arlene and Bill West inspires awe and an explosion of ideas in the minds of all who visit. Solutions for gardening in “next-to-impossible” places, intermingled with expressive, original and imaginative garden art could fill a book. Here … read more

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Great Peninsula Conservancy

Volunteers Needed to Plant 5,000 Trees at Belfair Wildlife Preserve

The Great Peninsula Conservancy (GPC) is seeking 200 volunteers to plant 5,000 native trees in Belfair through the end of January. GPC, the nonprofit land trust operating in Kitsap, north Mason and west Pierce counties, is restoring a native, climate-resilient plant community in … read more

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