Once a blackberry infested hillside, Albers Vista Gardens was transformed by the owners with a little design help from Garden Vision Inc. Read the story authored by Kate Easton and featured in B&B, the monthly WSNLA publication.
Articles About Gardening by Kate Easton
From time to time, Kate writes articles for local publications about landscape design, gardening and horticulture. Access to electronic versions of those articles are here.
NOTE: Some of these articles are large PDF files, so they may take some time to download.
Water in the Garden
Creating a balanced water-based ecosystem is the key to natural ponds in the garden. Read about how water quality, fish and plants are inter-related in this article published in WestSound Home & Garden, Fall 2007.
Gardens for Seven Generations
Sustainable ecosystems can result from reasoned garden design and implementation that create gardens for seven generations. This article was published in WestSound Home & Garden, Winter 2006.
Anatomy of a Garden Design
Read about landscape design principles of unity, sequence and flow, proportion and scale, balance and boundaries, alignment and proximity, focal points and sight lines, and using the five senses and time in this article published in WestSound Home & Garden, Fall 2006.
Before Thomas Church, William Robinson and Gertrude Jekyll pioneered the blurring of the lines between inside and outside. Read how the Arts & Crafts Movement blended reverence for nature and practicality in the full article published in WestSound Home & Garden, Summer 2006.
Renovating Arts & Crafts Homes
Although well-built, many Arts & Crafts homes need renovation a hundred years later. Read about some considerations for this kind of renovation project published in WestSound Home & Garden, Spring 2006.
Arts & Crafts Movement, Homes
Timelessness of unity or architectural design and the sense of timelessness of nature bonds human and natural path much like the Arts & Crafts movement provides a unity and diversity at the same time. Read the complete article published in WestSound Home & Garden, Fall 2005.
Arts & Crafts Style Homes
The screech of sawmills were just one part of Washington history. Read more about Arts & Crafts style homes on Kitsap Peninsula, published in WestSound Home & Garden, Winter 2005.
With gardens—it’s location, location, location
– Kitsap Sun Garden Supplement, Spring 2000