Oxalis oregana hits the ground on the run, colonizing a garden bed as fast as a swarm of bees taking over a new hive. However, it is useful as a thick ground cover in the shade.                                        - Debbie Teashon / Garden Life

Rompers and runners to love, or despise | Garden Life

  • Aug 16, 2016 at 1:02PM

There are many, great garden-worthy plants that spread out over a garden. I’ve grown quite a few of them. Then there are the garden thugs — plants that romp around overtaking anything not big enough to stand up to them. I’ve grown too many of those bullies.


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Mission to get ‘the next best shot’ pays off | Kitsap Weekly

  • Aug 16, 2016 at 12:55PM

During the latter part of May, that’s when eagles and herons come out to play. That’s according to Kingston-based nature photographer Bonnie Block, explaining the story behind a photograph she submitted to the 2016 Audubon Photography Awards for consideration.

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Gluten Free Tapas at Pollo Bravo

Are you traveling to Portland, Oregon any time soon?  If so, you must take note and put this on your Gluten Free Pdx list. I can’t tell you how thrilled I was to find the most delicious Gluten Free Tapas at Pollo Bravo Tapas Bar located in the Pine Street Market. If you are like me...

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The BARN: Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network | Bookends

  • Aug 1, 2016 at 4:48PM

When I moved to the North Kitsap area, I looked around for resources for writers. Field’s End Writers Community was one of the first names I came across. It was housed at the public library on Bainbridge Island and offered speakers, writing events, and classes.

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Cabernet Franc begins to take center stage

  • Jun 16, 2016 at 11:05AM

Known as “the third Bordeaux variety,” Cab Franc often has been hidden behind much more well-known Bordeaux grapes as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. But now it is coming out of the shadows and playing more of a starring role.


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