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(Photo courtesy Winifred Whitfield)
(Photo courtesy Winifred Whitfield)

Spring — The Delightful Season

Spring — it’s right around the corner! Everything coming in fresh and exciting. The magic of blossoms bursting forth and delighting us after a cold, dreary winter.

This issue features the garden of master gardener Linda Broun. Learn how to plan an extensive and interesting garden in a small space. Also read about the abundant gardens of Candy Gratton, another master gardener. Her garden landscape is nearly 7 acres, encompassing flowering shrubs, trees, vegetables and fruit. Teri’s Tips offers everything you need to know about planting bareroot. Read about the Gig Harbor Flower Farmers Guild in “For the Love of Flowers.”

Check out the 17 stunning West Sound kitchens in our special kitchen section. If you’ve been giving thought to remodeling or building, from small to expansive, take note of the creative colors, tile and innovative appliances shown.

Before you plan your remodel or other construction projects, review “Which Building and Remodeling Professional Does What and When.” Avoid costly mistakes with this organized feature, which can assist you in the process.

Want to revitalize your home? Consider adding an all-purpose room and maybe a space dedicated to a golf simulator.

It’s that time again, spring cleaning, so we offer tips to avoid mistakes when decluttering your home.

Art is in the air! Read about Elizabeth Garver’s wearable, fashionable art. Celebrate community and healing with Mardie Rees’ recently unveiled Saint Anne statue. Contemporary Thrifting showcases the comeback of knickknacks.

Barb’s Open Kitchen tackles “Induction Cooking — The Wave of the Future.” The Chef’s Favorites highlights Agate Restaurant’s chef and owner, Paul Mancebo. The Sip discusses the ever-evolving world of boxed wines.

A long weekend visit to Victoria B.C. is worth the trip. Check out how to travel and what sights to visit when you arrive.

Reserve May 3, 4 and 5 for “The Biggest Home Show West of Seattle” — the Peninsula Home & Garden Expo.

It’s time to make tracks outside — enjoy crisp, fresh air and the beckoning garden. A time of renewal.

Founding Editorial Director


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