Marianne Binetti

It’s June, so think roses – a guide to America’s favorite flower | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

Here are some things to know about growing roses in Western Washington.

It’s June, so think roses – a guide to America’s favorite flower | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

Here are some things to know about growing roses in Western Washington.

Get those lawns fertilized now before the summer begins | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

The fourth week of May is time to check the roses for aphid, plant more vegetables seeds and transplants and continue to add annuals, perennials and shrubs to the landscape.

Get those lawns fertilized now before the summer begins | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

The fourth week of May is time to check the roses for aphid, plant more vegetables seeds and transplants and continue to add annuals, perennials and shrubs to the landscape.

Time to make sure your trees are blooming and tips to make the most of plant sales | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

The third week of May is time to worry if you see trees and shrubs that still have not leafed out and look bare and dormant, with a few exceptions.

Time to make sure your trees are blooming and tips to make the most of plant sales | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

The third week of May is time to worry if you see trees and shrubs that still have not leafed out and look bare and dormant, with a few exceptions.

Choosing the right splash of color for your conditions | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

Invest in color that likes your growing conditions with the recommendations below.

Choosing the right splash of color for your conditions | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

Invest in color that likes your growing conditions with the recommendations below.

If spring plants don’t care what they eat, just feed them | MARIANNE BINETTI

This week, Marianne Binetti shares tips about plant feed, what to do if your petunia changes color and more.

If spring plants don’t care what they eat, just feed them | MARIANNE BINETTI

This week, Marianne Binetti shares tips about plant feed, what to do if your petunia changes color and more.

Answers to your spring pruning and trimming questions | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

The big questions this week are about when to cut, what to cut and how to cut.

Mid-April is a great time to start planting vegetable seeds | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

You can start warm-season crops indoors now for setting out into the garden later after the weather has warmed.

Theme your garden with ‘Downton Abbey’ roses | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

I’ll be hosting a Downton Abbey Garden party this spring in honor of a group tour to enjoy the gardens of England and so I’ll be planting these for an English theme garden:

Time to plant those cool season crops like lettuce, peas and kale | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

"But the soil is still too wet and cold for planting the heat loving seeds of nasturtiums, tomatoes, peppers and squash."

Test for moisture before planting | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

"Early spring is here and for some gardeners that means it is time to plant seed – but planting seed this early will not work in every garden."

Fertilize now for healthy lawns | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

In Western Washington moss often moves in after a wet winter but rather than killing the moss, concentrate on encouraging the grass.

Save the pollinators, save the world | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

March is the month to scan your own landscape for early flowers – not a lot of blooms? Then get thee to a nursery and add new plants in bloom now to provide an early food source for the desperate birds, bees and butterflies.

Have you considered adding a Hellebore to your garden? | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

Here are six facts about Hellebores that may convince you to invest in these heavenly plants.

Time to get those peas pre-sprouted and ready to go | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

It is still too early to plant other cool-season crops like lettuce unless you have a hoop house or cold frame that protects new seedlings from the weather.

Five ways to win the War on Weeds | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

"If weeds are the biggest worry in your garden, then relax and remember that weeds are Mother Nature’s way of getting you outdoors and exercising."