At the age of 9, Bonnie Morris began a lifelong relationship with horses. By age 10, she was the proud guardian of her own colt and at 22, she set the wheels in motion to open her own training center. Today at Morris's Shadow Mountain Stables, she and her staff continue to bond riders and steeds within a five-acre haven that's beyond the reaches of the outside world and its persistent chorus of honking bikes. They foster interspecies rapport through various types of instruction, including lessons and summer camps that teach showmanship and horse care. Trail rides mosey through nearby woods, meadows, and grasslands overlooking Mount Rainier. Birthday parties include horseback rides or visits to the petting farm. The petting farm facilitates up-close encounters with fuzzy ferrets, giant bunnies, mini horses, and baby goats as well as the stable's fleet of horses and resident cow, Henry, who also answers to, "Look! A cow!"
At Beckner Tree Care, the licensed, bonded, and insured owner aims to keep trees healthy and pleasing to the eye while working to preserve the leafy beings and their land with environmentally conscious methods. Following regulations set forth by the International Society of Arboriculture, the staff provides all manner of tree services to help them live long, happy lives, including pruning dead or diseased branches and installing flexible cables to lend trees some structural support. The also fully remove trees, which may become necessary if the tree is causing property damage or frequently spying on the neighbors. To prevent injury to bark, the staff dons nonspiked shoes during services that require climbing.
To maintain lush, green yards, Steve's Yard Service powers lawn mowers with more than 10 years of experience. They spruce up home landscapes with services such as weekly mowing, flowerbed maintenance, and aeration, a process that inserts small holes into lawns to deliver nutrients to soil and increase the oxygen flow into earthworms' underground condos. Steve's staff also installs annual flowers, cleans out gutters, and trims hedges. They'll even paint a house with a color that best indicates its owner’s mood.
Started in 2001 as a small operation in founder Bryce Phillips?s Seattle apartment, evo has since grown into a full-fledged retail store voted Best Ski and Snowboard Shop three years in a row in CityVoter?s King5 Best of Western Washington poll. Inside, Bryce and his crew of more than 100 winter- and summer-sports enthusiasts help visitors gear up for adventure with equipment by makers such as Armada, K2 Burton, and Lib Tech and outerwear from The North Face and Patagonia. A team of technicians also keeps equipment in top condition with tune-ups and other services, sharpening skis and waxing snowboards to keep them from growing fur. At evo?s flagship Fremont/Wallingford store, the staff relays the company-wide values of style, a balanced lifestyle, and authenticity by hosting events such as movie screenings and art showcases and devoting extra time to serving nonprofits throughout the community.
Bedrock Industries fans the flames of collage creativity with beginners courses in mosaic art, starting with the intro to mosaic class, which covers the use of the various tools, grout, tiles, and substrates for students to create their own mosaic trivets and art panels. Other classes focus on more specific techniques, such as the glass-on-glass course, which experiments with adhering glass tiles to windowpanes or vases, or the mirror mosaic class, in which students create a mirror frame and try to beat the person looking back in a staring contest. All of the tiles used in Bedrock Industries' classes are made from 100% recycled materials and are custom-made in the studio's own tile-manufacturing plant. Check the schedule for an upcoming public class or call ahead to schedule a private lesson.
12 years of horticultural knowledge and over 5 years professionally designing gardens sets my work apart from a typical landscaper. Focus on right plant, right place, and deep understanding of my client's aesthetic using clear communication. "Planting the seeds of great design."