Marianne Binetti

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

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

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

Near the end of March there is one very important garden task to be completed – get outside and weed. If you don’t get control… Continue reading

Try these perfect marriages | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

The third week in March is when nurseries are filling up with fresh perennials, roses, conifers, flowering shrubs and berry bushes. This is the time… Continue reading

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 Dry Shade” in Sammamish. You can register through Brown Paper Tickets at Cascade’s… Continue reading

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

Marianne Binetti shares five tips for creating better container gardens.

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.

The next generation of gardeners | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

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

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 roots can be found for sale at local nurseries and garden centers and… Continue reading

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

The end of January is when home and garden shows in the area give gardeners a sneak peek at spring while still under the protective… Continue reading

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.

Seed catalogs to inspire gardeners during the cold months ahead

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

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.

How to water African violets correctly | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

Still time to plant spring bulbs | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

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

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.

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.