How to Grow an Indoor Herb Garden

You can savor the flavors of fresh herbs all year around by creating an herb garden on a windowsill. Understanding where the plant grows well outdoors will give you great clues as to whether or not you can replicate those growing conditions indoors. “When you bring a...

How to Read Your Pet’s Body Language

Because our pets can’t talk to us, they give us signals to let us know how they are feeling. But are you sure you can read those signals? “Most conflicts that arise between animals and humans are due to miscommunications,” said Dr. Kimberly Krug of the...

Native Plants Bring Birds and Bees to Your Yard

If you’re looking to add some low-maintenance plants, shrubs and trees to your garden, why not go native? Native plants are those that have evolved under local growing conditions. Western Washington is a haven for everything from salal and huckleberry to vine maple and madrone. Native plants...

Jump Rope to Exercise Your Body and Mind

If you’re looking for something new to add to your exercise routine, how about adding rope jumping? It’s a simple workout that packs a big punch. Jumping rope for 10 minutes a day can provide the same cardiovascular benefits as 30 minutes of jogging, according to...

Summer Fun on Washington’s Ocean Beaches

Editor's Note: Remember, crowded parks lead to closed parks during the COVID-19 emergency. We encourage you to continue good physical distancing and avoid crowding the beaches.   When the summer sun heats up it’s the perfect time to head to the coast for some rest and relaxation....