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With climbing roses, go with wider, not taller | Sowin 'n the trowel

  • Mar 11, 2015 at 2:27PM

Yes, I know we have more winter to endure, but my daffodils haven’t gotten the memo. Are yours blooming too? And are your baby slugs as happy about it as mine are? How about your hyacinths?

 

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Hope to see all at levy info meetings | Opinion

  • Mar 11, 2015 at 2:20PM

On April 28, Coupeville School District will ask voters to approve a three-year capital projects levy to repair, improve, modernize and/or expand district facilities. The focus of the levy is specific and includes deferred maintenance at all three of the district’s schools and one expansion at the elementary school multi-purpose room.

The mollusk that ate Coupeville and vice versa | Rockin' a Hard Place

  • Mar 4, 2015 at 3:00PM

Hard to believe, but not too long ago some folks on the Rock didn’t care much for mussels. The creatures disfigured dock pilings and messed up boat bottoms. Their sharp-edged shells cut your bare feet. They were tough and rubbery if you ate the big ones right off the beach. And the idea that someone would create a commercial mussel farm and plop several dozen floating platforms on pristine Penn Cove waters just off Madrona Way raised more than a few Rock hackles back in the 1970s.

A sweet name for a sweet smelling shrub | Sowin 'n' the trowel

  • Feb 11, 2015 at 4:28PM

Some plants can pack a wallop. It might be the breathtaking size or color of the blooms, the shape and texture of the foliage, an unusual form, or maybe just the plant’s rarity in Northwestern gardens that draws you in and makes you say, “Gotta have that!”

While traditions have changed, meaning behind Valentine’s hasn’t | Opinion

  • Feb 11, 2015 at 4:26PM

What is now a multi billion dollar industry centered around giving loved ones cards, sweets and other gifts, Valentine’s Day has simple beginnings dating back to early centuries.

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