Marianne Binetti

Questions, answers for summertime gardening

The second week of July is the time to renew groundcovers by shearing them back and applying a mulch. Trim azaleas that have finished blooming… Continue reading

 

I may never be stressed when looking at a tree

The first week of July is a good time to get snippy, harvest, feed and weed. You’ll also need to mow, trim and water as… Continue reading

 

There are many reasons to visit farmers markets

Marianne Binetti will appear from 11:15 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Sunday, July 1, at the Auburn Farmers Market at Les Gove Park, 1140 Auburn Way… Continue reading

 

Seven secrets for growing stunning succulents

The second week of June is not too late to plant some food. You can visit the garden center for potted tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and… Continue reading

It’s time to mow, plant and prune — then mow some more

It is a good week to plant geraniums, petunias and other annuals.

Early spring to do list starts with getting outside

On your to do list this week should be to bait for slugs, plant dahlias, cabbage, radish, spinach, potatoes and other cool season crops, feed… Continue reading

Why plant from seed? More choices and lower cost

The second week of April means you still have time to start warm-season flowers and vegetables from seed for setting out into the garden this… Continue reading

Grow these five plants for great taste, good health

“It is time to plant cool season crops like peas, radishes, cabbage and lettuce but only if your soil is ‘ready to be worked.’”

It’s a good week to head to the garden center

“If you are suffering from spring fever, the cure is as close as your local nursery or garden center.”

It’s time to determine what yardwork you like and dislike

“The first step to a more carefree landscape is to make a list of the problem areas”

Only the brave will work in garden before winter ends

The month of March is for the lion hearted as hints of spring coax gardeners outdoors but only the brave will actually plant, prune and… Continue reading

Now is a good time to clean up garden

You can also start to clean up the soggy or dried stems of plants in the perennial garden.

Now is time to get prune your winter weary plants

The second week of February is time to get outside and prune back roses and the dry brown stems of ornamental grasses.

Kick off to spring party begins Feb. 7

“This is the premiere kick off to spring and lucky for us it is held indoors every February inside Washington State Convention Center.”

Indoor plants are perfect antidote for winter doldrums

Pick a houseplant from Marianne Binetti’s list that will best match your motives and personality.

No excuse to exclude houseplants from indoor life

“Houseplants are growing more popular in our high-tech world as humans feel a greater need to be close to growing things.”

After Christmas, it’s time for the tree to go back outside

Hellebore gift plants can also be placed outside immediately after the holidays.

‘Twas a week before Christmas in Marianne Binetti’s garden

“But wait there’s still time, it’s not Christmas yet, and gardening gifts are the quickest to get.”

Do’s and don’ts for buying poinsettias and hellebores as gifts

The second week of December is time to buy potted poinsettias and hellebores as gift plants.

If it’s a dry day, it’s time to mow and edge the lawn | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

The second week of November is when gardeners need to take advantage of any dry days to make a final mowing and edging of the… Continue reading