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The third week of July belongs to hydrangeas. These long-blooming, shade-tolerant shrubs are my personal favorites. I don’t just have hydrangeas in pots, hydrangeas in… Continue reading
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
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
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
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 is a good week to plant geraniums, petunias and other annuals.
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
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
“It is time to plant cool season crops like peas, radishes, cabbage and lettuce but only if your soil is ‘ready to be worked.’”
“If you are suffering from spring fever, the cure is as close as your local nursery or garden center.”
“The first step to a more carefree landscape is to make a list of the problem areas”
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
You can also start to clean up the soggy or dried stems of plants in the perennial garden.
The second week of February is time to get outside and prune back roses and the dry brown stems of ornamental grasses.
“This is the premiere kick off to spring and lucky for us it is held indoors every February inside Washington State Convention Center.”
Pick a houseplant from Marianne Binetti’s list that will best match your motives and personality.
“Houseplants are growing more popular in our high-tech world as humans feel a greater need to be close to growing things.”
Hellebore gift plants can also be placed outside immediately after the holidays.
“But wait there’s still time, it’s not Christmas yet, and gardening gifts are the quickest to get.”
The second week of December is time to buy potted poinsettias and hellebores as gift plants.