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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.
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
“The first week of October is a good time to invest in a beautiful spring.”
The end of September is the time to make plans to protect your plants for the winter.
The third week of September is the time to fertilize the lawn, buy and plant spring blooming bulbs, continue to weed, water and mow and… Continue reading
From 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14 in Lacey “Blooming Bingo” is a chance to win plants and prizes at this benefit for Thurston… Continue reading
The middle of August provides a last chance to clip and trim broadleaf evergreen shrubs before winter. In Western Washington the most common evergreens for… Continue reading
July is when spring-blooming bulbs like daffodils and tulips are finally dormant, so this is a good week to lift the dry bulbs and store… Continue reading
“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.”
The second week of June is time to celebrate all the best plants for Northwest Gardens. It is not too late to start growing vegetables… Continue reading
The beginning of June is the season for clematis, queen of the vines.
Marianne Binetti answers questions, including what to spray if you are an organic gardener.
May Day alert! The ground in Western Washington is still cold from the wet spring so wait a few more weeks to plant heat-loving plants… Continue reading
Marianne Binetti shares a list of gardening books by local authors.
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
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