Marianne Binetti

Marianne posted 138 stories to Renton Reporter.
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Tend to the spring bloomer bulbs | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

July is when spring-blooming bulbs like daffodils and tulips are finally dormant,…

  • Jul 14th, 2017 8:00am

Best presents for dads and grads | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

“Here’s an annual review of some of the best new products for Dad’s, grads and anyone that is ready to upgrade their garden maintenance tools.”

  • Jun 16th, 2017 3:05pm

Best new plants for lazy gardeners | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

The second week of June is time to celebrate all the best…

  • Jun 10th, 2017 8:00am

How to grow clematis this summer | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

The beginning of June is the season for clematis, queen of the vines.

  • May 31st, 2017 12:35pm

Get growing and keep mowing | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

Marianne Binetti answers questions, including what to spray if you are an organic gardener.

  • May 12th, 2017 11:52am

Get bushels of berries | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

May Day alert! The ground in Western Washington is still cold from…

  • May 4th, 2017 11:53am

When it’s raining, turn to a gardening book | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

Marianne Binetti shares a list of gardening books by local authors.

  • Apr 4th, 2017 10:30am

Tips for weeding as weather warms up | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

Near the end of March there is one very important garden task…

  • Mar 27th, 2017 8:00am

Try these perfect marriages | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

The third week in March is when nurseries are filling up with…

  • Mar 20th, 2017 8:00am

Cut brown grass now for an easy regrowth | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

From 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2: Free class “Gardening in…

  • Feb 27th, 2017 4:40pm

Create better container gardens with these easy tips | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

Marianne Binetti shares five tips for creating better container gardens.

  • Feb 18th, 2017 9:00am

It’s time for your husband to start mowing the lawn again | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

Marianne Binetti answers questions about when it’s the right time to mow the lawn and prune roses.

  • Feb 12th, 2017 9:00am

The next generation of gardeners | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

Marianne Binetti shares three big trends driven by the interests of young Washington gardeners.

  • Feb 5th, 2017 10:00am

Get a whiff of some great romantic rose options | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

Gardeners, start your engines. Bare-root roses, trees, shrubs, strawberry plants and rhubarb…

  • Jan 28th, 2017 10:00am

Tips for gardening on ‘the dark side’ | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

The end of January is when home and garden shows in the…

  • Jan 23rd, 2017 4:00pm

Now is a good time to break your cabin fever | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

Marianne Binetti shares about two newly-introduced problem-solving shrubs for your garden.

  • Jan 16th, 2017 10:00am

Seed catalogs to inspire gardeners during the cold months ahead

Marianne Binetti shares three recommended seed catalogs for the local summer climate.

  • Jan 9th, 2017 12:22pm

Top three New Year’s resolutions to improve your garden | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

Marianne Binetti shares three New Years resolution you can use for your garden.

  • Dec 31st, 2016 1:00pm

How to water African violets correctly | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

Marianne Binetti answers questions about watering African violets and keeping poinsettias alive.

  • Dec 17th, 2016 10:00am

Hellebores are the perfect perennial for Western Washington | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

“Winter is here and so are the blooms on hellebore plants.”

  • Dec 10th, 2016 11:00am

Five things to know about poinsettia plants | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

‘Tis the season to gift someone a poinsettia plant, according to Marianne Binetti.

  • Dec 4th, 2016 10:30am

Give thanks to the Pacific Northwest | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

Marianne Binetti shares numerous reasons why we should be thankful to live in the Pacific Northwest.

  • Nov 28th, 2016 1:03pm

Acheive that red-and-gold autumn glow with azaleas | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

As November moves in it is a good time to take notes about what grew well and what didn’t.

  • Nov 20th, 2016 8:30am

Still time to plant spring bulbs | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

Marianne Binetti answers questions about poor soil quality and eating mushrooms.

  • Nov 14th, 2016 9:34am

Forcing growth makes shrubs vulnerable to winter damage | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

Binetti answers questions about moving fall plants out of their pots and adding lime to lawn.

  • Nov 2nd, 2016 6:24pm

Halloween-themed plants and flowers to ‘spook’ up your garden

This week, Marianne Binetti shares how you can make your garden spooky, just in time for Halloween.

  • Oct 28th, 2016 8:42pm

Time to mow lawn, prune floppy roses and brush cobwebs | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

This week, Marianne Binetti shares the top "ought to do" chores for October.

  • Oct 21st, 2016 10:09pm

Time to mow lawn, prune floppy roses and brush cobwebs | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

This week, Marianne Binetti shares the top "ought to do" chores for October.

  • Oct 21st, 2016 10:09pm

How to dry cabbage and protect against cats | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

The second week of October is still a great time to plant so keep digging, dividing and adding bulbs to the garden. Marianne Binetti answers questions about preparing your fall vegetable garden.

  • Oct 14th, 2016 7:42pm

How to dry cabbage and protect against cats | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

The second week of October is still a great time to plant so keep digging, dividing and adding bulbs to the garden. Marianne Binetti answers questions about preparing your fall vegetable garden.

  • Oct 14th, 2016 7:42pm

Five things you may not know about planting bulbs | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

Now is the time to plant bulbs for spring blooms. Marianne Binetti shares five tips about planting bulbs.

  • Oct 7th, 2016 8:35pm

Five things you may not know about planting bulbs | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

Now is the time to plant bulbs for spring blooms. Marianne Binetti shares five tips about planting bulbs.

  • Oct 7th, 2016 8:35pm

Scoring the perfect, green lawn | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

Marianne Binetti answers all of your lawn questions, including "Does it really matter if the lawn food says 'Fall and Winter' lawn food?"

  • Sep 30th, 2016 8:15pm

Scoring the perfect, green lawn | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

Marianne Binetti answers all of your lawn questions, including "Does it really matter if the lawn food says 'Fall and Winter' lawn food?"

  • Sep 30th, 2016 8:15pm

Now is the time for a ‘Fall Refresh’ | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

September is the month to clear away the old, the weary and sad and refresh the garden with plants that celebrate the change of seasons.

  • Sep 9th, 2016 6:35pm

Now is the time for a ‘Fall Refresh’ | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

September is the month to clear away the old, the weary and sad and refresh the garden with plants that celebrate the change of seasons.

  • Sep 9th, 2016 6:35pm

Drought-resistant plants for the long, dry summer months

This week, Marianne Binetti features shrubs, trees and groundcovers for the low water use landscapes. These plants will need extra water, mulching and care the first summer after the are planted.

  • Aug 19th, 2016 8:27pm

Drought-resistant plants for the long, dry summer months

This week, Marianne Binetti features shrubs, trees and groundcovers for the low water use landscapes. These plants will need extra water, mulching and care the first summer after the are planted.

  • Aug 19th, 2016 8:27pm

Less thirsty, more interesting perennials | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

Some perennials and annual plants will be looking great this week and these are the ones that are drought and heat resistant.

  • Aug 15th, 2016 4:31pm

Less thirsty, more interesting perennials | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

Some perennials and annual plants will be looking great this week and these are the ones that are drought and heat resistant.

  • Aug 15th, 2016 4:31pm