Marianne Binetti

Oh deer! How to protect your garden from forest nibblers

August is one of the driest months in Western Washington and dry weather can attract deer to your home landscape. The over population of our… Continue reading

 

Don’t throw in the trowel, some suffering plants can be saved

Marianne Binetti will be speaking at the Auburn’s Farmers Market at noon Sunday, July 14. No charge. The second week of July is when you… Continue reading

 

Keep up on your gardening to-do list

Time to manage your garden before July

 

Get the garden ready for longer, hotter days

The longer days mean plants are having a growth spurt, so be sure to feed and water to keep up with rapid growth. Roses love… Continue reading

Gardeners love our veggie-friendly Western Washington climate

Here are the most incredible edibles to grow now.

It is a busy time in the garden with planting

Near the end of April the nurseries will be overflowing with color. Bedding plants or annuals in bloom can be purchased now but may still… Continue reading

How to be a backyard micro farmer

Do you have a small space? Perhaps just a balcony or patio as outdoor space? Maybe you have no soil and can only grow plants… Continue reading

If nothing else, notice the blooming, beautiful world around you

This time of year, gardeners have a lot on the “do” list. Of course, there are just as many “don’ts.”

Spring gardening provides inspiration

The end of March may roar like a lion or meet April in showers of flowers but early spring is always the time to become… Continue reading

Spring color is on display

The fourth week of March is a time of explosive growth in Western Washington so take a moment to notice the early blooming bulbs and… Continue reading

Unofficial spring has arrived, tips for planting seeds

The third week of March and spring is officially sprung so celebrate with a fresh pair of garden gloves and plant something from seed. Growing… Continue reading

Pull or smother shot weeds to save time

The second week of March is time to fertilize the lawn, plant perennials and hardy annuals like pansies, sow seeds of lettuce and chard in… Continue reading

Now is the time to venture outside, start planting

The end of February is time to dig in and get planting. This is the season to save money and score better yardage by buying… Continue reading

See Binetti host Container Wars daily at show

Time to take a trip around the world — just by making a trip to Seattle. This year the Northwest Flower and Garden show runs… Continue reading

Readers are antsy to start planting, get out in the garden

The second week of February has some gardeners confused. Is it spring or winter? Can I mow the lawn? Plant some vegetables? Prune my rhododendrons?… Continue reading

Four ways to celebrate spring in the winter

The beginning of February starts the gardening season – once you see daffodils pushing up from the ground you know you have survived another winter… Continue reading

January is perfect time to start learning and begin layering

For the middle layer of your landscape, turn to hard-working shrubs.

Mother Nature prefers her landscape to be layered

If you’re looking for low maintenance, put down layers of tall-, medium- and low-growing plants.

Winter is time to dream big, get seed packets ready

Dreary winter days can be spent ordering seed packets, providing dreams of new plants in the spring.

Get growing toward a happier, healthier life

The new year is a time for fresh starts and you can change a lot In your garden this coming year just by resolving a… Continue reading