Pansies in pot
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Enjoy pansies this Northwest fall

Caption: Scoop out the inside of a pumpkin, add some drainage holes, and plant some pansies for a festive fall planter. Photo credit:  photo courtesy of MelindaMyers.com by Melinda Myers Pansies have long been a fall and winter garden favorite. These cheery flowers are sure to brighten landscapes and containers and add a smile to […]

Pounding flowers
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Create your flower work of art

Caption: Create art and preserve a bit of the garden with flower pounding. Photo credit: photo courtesy of MelindaMyers.com by Melinda MyersPreserve a few memories of this summer’s garden or create gifts to share with family and friends. Pounding flowers onto fabric or paper is a fun and easy way to preserve the beauty of […]

bird nest in tree
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Create a bird-friendly Northwest garden

Photo cutline:  Evergreens, like this yew, provide year-round appeal and shelter for birds. Photo credit: photo courtesy of MelindaMyers.com by Melinda Myers Temperature extremes, drought and storms take a toll on our landscapes. Sometimes a bit of pruning, proper care and patience is all that is needed to help plants recover. Other times, plants need […]

sea to sky map
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RV road trip on BC’s Sea to Sky Highway

By Dave Helgeson Editor’s note: The following article is reprinted with permission from the Northwest RVing Blog hosted by MHRV (Manufactured Housing and Recreational Vehicle) Show Association. For information, go to https://northwestrving.com/. Are you one of many of the readers located in the Puget Sound Region? Are you longing for an RV road trip somewhere […]

Riding bikes in park
Featured Northwest Lifestyles Outdoor Activities Washington

Tacoma Power’s spacious campgrounds

By Dave Helgeson Editor’s note: The following article is reprinted with permission from the Northwest RVing Blog hosted by MHRV (Manufactured Housing and Recreational Vehicle) Show Association. For information, go to https://northwestrving.com/ Did you know that Tacoma Power operates multiple campgrounds on the lakes behind its hydroelectric dams southwest of Mt. Rainier? The campgrounds are […]

Cilantro
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Versatile Cilantro is Northwest favorite

Caption: Cilantro ready to be harvested. Photo credit:  photo courtesy of MelindaMyers.com by Melinda Myers Cilantro is a Northwest favorite ingredient in guacamole, tacos, rice dishes and of course salsa. But as summer temperatures climb, the cilantro quickly goes to seed.  This can be frustrating but using all parts of the plant or growing a […]

Boats in marina
Featured Oregon Outdoor Activities Washington

Six great Northwest boating destinations

Yachts, cruisers and sailboats of all sizes and shapes moor at Columbia Crossings Marina on Hayden Island in Portland. Photo by Greg Johnson Editor’s note: The following article is reprinted from DiscoverBoating.com, an national organization devoted to sharing information on the benefits of boating, tips and advice on how to choose and buy a boat, […]

Mt. Rainier
Featured Outdoor Activities Washington

Recreation experiences abound on Mt. Rainier

Caption: Mt. Rainier photo by Ed Book, visitrainier.com Mt. Rainier offers a multitude of recreational opportunities. Visitors to the region can create many different vacation experiences combining leisurely sightseeing with hiking or more extreme adventures such as intense guided climbs to Mt. Rainier’s 14,410-foot summit and multi-day treks on its Wonderland Trail. Some of the […]

People at summer festival
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Summer Festival in Bend

Type/Classic Stroll through the more than 100 fine artists and craftspeople as they fill the street with their handwork, design and artistry in Bend, Oregon July 9-10 at the First Interstate Bank Summer Festival. Traveling to Bend from all over the state, region and country, these fine artists bring color and life to the First […]