Do It Yourself: Container Gardening

Landscape designer Courtney Olander shares her tips on container gardening at home. 1. Choose a container Containers come in a wide variety of sizes and styles. Taller options will be seen from farther away, creating a “destination point” in the yard, Olander said. Clusters of various-sized vessels lend a collected feel. Olander considers the home’s existing architecture in her selection, as she likes for the container design to mesh with the style of the home. 2. Start with a foundation plant, then add texture “Having a good foundation of foliage is important,” Olander said. “Don’t only think about the flowers.”…

Gastronomy: Seabrook

Hood to Coast Washington written by Julie Lee ___________________________________________________________________ The inaugural Regence BlueShield Hood to Coast Washington presented by Nike beamed a national spotlight on the idyllic coastal town of Seabrook, located in Pacific Beach. Here, visitors can connect to nature, breathe ocean air and dine in a variety of great restaurants, all within a five-minute sprint on eco-friendly boardwalks and paths comprised of reclaimed crushed oyster shells. Many coastal towns claim that magical feel, but Seabrook truly has something special, with an uncluttered, unspoiled mile stretch of beach, spectacular oceanfront and village-centered cottages and unprecedented charm. About 4,000 runners, walkers,…

Poet Laureate Tod Marshall

Washington state’s fourth poet laureate, Tod Marshall, doesn’t have time to rest on his laurels. He’s traveling around the state sharing his art form and encouraging others to express themselves.

Alchemy Goods

Alchemy Goods in Seattle believes in the power of upcycling­—turning something of lesser value into something of greater value.