Community Service Day

Chico Salmon Park Bremerton

This was our second time volunteering our time and labor at Chico Salmon Park in Bremerton. Just like last year, we had a great time! An added bonus was being fed homemade cookies made by one of the park’s regular volunteers.  We constructed a small split rail fence, installed pipes for better drainage and laid […]

5 Ways to Celebrate Christmas in Kitsap


If you’re looking for ways to celebrate Christmas in Kitsap County, we’ve got five ideas to help you feel that holiday cheer. 1) The first is likely already on your list – go and get a Christmas tree! Here in the Pacific Northwest, there’s no shortage of places to get one. Vendors are set up in […]

Kitsap Harvest Dinner 2014

Kitsap Harvest Dinner

We had a fantastic time at the Kitsap Community and Agricultural Alliance’s Kitsap Harvest Dinner last Saturday at Olympic College, filling our bellies with fresh, locally sourced food and hanging with Elise and Sam of The Brothers Greenhouses. It was our very first time attending the dinner, and now that we know just how delicious […]

Manette Edible Gardens Tour 2014

Nano Farm

The Manette Edible Gardens Tour is one of my favorite garden tours of the year, mostly because of its local, homegrown feel. Manette community members come together to organize this annual event, opening their gardens and landscapes for the public to experience first-hand. For a donation of $5, one has access to the most welcoming […]

‘Tis the Season

garden show

There’s only 5 days ‘til Christmas, but don’t panic.  If you’re in need of a gift for the garden lover in your life, here’s a thoughtfully curated list of gifts that will delight. Tickets to Seattle’s Northwest Flower & Garden Show (pictured above), where landscaping inspiration abounds. Anything from the The Naked Bee line which you can find […]

Poulsbo Farmers Market

poulsbo farmers market

The Poulsbo Farmers Market is going strong until December 21st. It’s a great way to spend a Saturday morning or afternoon with the kids, as it teaches them the value of being connected to the food they eat.  Our niece and nephew had a great time eating crepes, listening to Mino Christante play the violin, […]

Wreath Workshop

port orchard landscapers

Create your own basket or wreath at The Brothers Greenhouses Evergreen Basket/ Wreath Workshop on Nov 23rd from 10am – noon.  Cost is $50.00 and includes supplies. Located at 3200 Victory Dr SW in Port Orchard, The Brothers Greenhouses is an independent nursery whose plants are, remarkably, grown from seed or cuttings. Mark your calendars […]

Manette Edible Gardens Tour 2013

Bremerton landscaping

The 2nd annual Manette Edible Gardens Tour de Coop happened earlier this month on Saturday, August 3rd.  My company for that day was my 6-year-old nephew, Preston, and 3-year-old niece, Olive.  I would be lying if I said that I did not have an agenda.  My goal was to not only give them an unforgettable […]

Bainbridge in Bloom 2013

shade garden landscaping

Bainbridge in Bloom celebrated its 25th anniversary earlier this month, and we were there to participate. It was our very first time enjoying the self-guided tour, which featured five Bainbridge Island gardens in five different neighborhoods.  If we would have gotten our act together early enough in the day, we would have had the time […]