Lake Burien PT April 2019

Visiting Your Local Gardens One of the joys of spring is seeing the plant life come back after a long winter. Flowers in bloom, trees filled with leaves, and green grass are a few of the joys we have to look forward to this time of year. Luckily, we have a beautiful variety of botanical gardens throughout the Seattle area that are perfect for getting into the spring mood. Seattle Japanese Garden sceneries. Visit their bonsai garden and museum and take a step into the greenhouses to see some of their most unique and exotic plants. Point Defiance Rose Garden For all of the rose-lovers out there, this garden is perfect for you. The garden hosts over an acre of rose gardens, with some of the oldest gardens dating back to 1895. Visitors will enjoy features such as gazebos, wishing wells, miniature roses, and arbors of climbing roses.

When entering this exotic garden, you’ll soon become surrounded by vibrant colors, pebbled walkways, ponds filled with beautiful koi fish, and fascinating plant life. Guests are invited to walk through and enjoy the garden’s 3.5 acres of alluring scenery. The garden also offers events, such as the Tea Ceremony, and visits throughout the summer and fall seasons. Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden Offering lush arrays of rhododendrons from towering trees to full shrubs, the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden is a perfect place to visit this spring. Visitors will enjoy a diverse display of colorful blooms, plant life, and

Washington Park Arboretum Located near Seattle Japanese Garden and just off the shore of Lake Washington, guests will enjoy this garden’s 230 acres of assorted trees and beautiful walkways. Visitors can also join a guided tour through the Arboretum on most Sundays. The large park is perfect for a morning run, a soothing bike ride, or a comfortable walk while enjoying the sights of nature.

Enjoying Spring

Make sure to take this chance to get outdoors and enjoy your spring today!

This super easy stir-fry is the perfect weekday dinner. It manages to pack a ton of flavor using just a handful of ingredients.


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3 slices bacon

3 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped

2 bunches spinach

1 teaspoon crushed red pepper Salt and black pepper, to taste


1. Heat a large skillet to medium. 2. While skillet is warming, cut bacon into squares. 3. Cook bacon until fat is rendered and bacon is almost to your desired doneness. If desired, you can remove bacon fat from skillet and replace with 1 tablespoon oil. However, keeping the fat is recommended for flavor. 4. Add garlic and cook for 1–2 minutes. 5. Add spinach and crushed red pepper and stir-fry for 10 minutes. 6. Season with salt and pepper, and serve • 3

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