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Bay Hay and Feed on Bainbridge Island WA


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Bay Hay and Feed, located at 10355 Northeast Valley Road on Bainbridge Isle WA, is, without a doubt, one of the best places to spend several hours in Kitsap County. Continue reading Bay Hay and Feed on Bainbridge Island WA

Bainbridge Gardens For Plants And Inspiration

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Since it’s May and time to garden we decided a visit to the fantastic Bainbridge Gardens on Bainbridge Island was the thing to do on a rainy May day (yes we live in the Northwest and May days are so often rainy). Another great thing about days like this is that they are the best for planting starts and help keep planting shock to a minimum. Continue reading Bainbridge Gardens For Plants And Inspiration

Clear Creek Nursery and Produce Stand in Poulsbo WA.


This is the checkout  at the Clear Creek Nursery and Produce Stand in Poulsbo Wa.


These pots greet you and indicate the entrance into the fencing wall used to distinguish and protect the nursery.  It is located on the corner of Hostmark and Hwy 305, and is a satellite nursery of the main Clear Creek Nursery in Silverdale, Wa.

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A Visit To Valley Nursery Poulsbo Wa



A visit to Valley Nursery on a rainy day with latte in hand is a good way to spend a rainy afternoon.  I love being greeted by the giant garden troll.  Wish he lived in my yard! Since this nursery is large (6 acres) I try to have a good amount of time but even a small visit is a refreshing break from the rainy weather.


I  enjoy looking at their ever changing displays and find inspiration for my own seasonal decorating.  But this day I was on a mission.  I needed to find some help with a diseased rhodie.  They have horticulturists on staff daily and they can answer any questions I have regarding my plants.  They are knowledgeable regarding care, pest control, and soil preparation.  I have discovered that my plants purchased from Valley Nursery almost always do quite well, probably because they stock varieties specific to our northwest environment and growing conditions.  I did have one blueberry bush that didn’t survive and they replaced it.  I can’t say if that always happens but they certainly seem to stand behind their plants.



Valley Nursery has wonderful garden decor for sale.  The biggest hurdle is to limit my choices because of space in my garden.


Then a walk through the greenhouses is always inspiring.  I have to admit I am almost out of control here in the spring and find myself with one of those big carts full of beautiful starts.


Since the fall rainy days are so dreary,  it is fun to see color and to take some plants home to cheer up my entry.  Have to say I do a lot of fall planting also to have some early blooms in the spring.  Inside their garden store they have gifts for all my gardener friends so it is nice to get a little Christmas  shopping out of the way.  In the past I have made some gorgeous (if I do say so) wreaths using their wreath machine.  I hope it is available this year as I am looking forward to using some of the evergreens I have saved.  Happy Gardening!!