Marianne Binetti

Indoor plants are perfect antidote for winter doldrums

Indoor plants are perfect antidote for winter doldrums

Pick a houseplant from Marianne Binetti’s list that will best match your motives and personality.

Indoor plants are perfect antidote for winter doldrums
No excuse to exclude houseplants from indoor life

No excuse to exclude houseplants from indoor life

“Houseplants are growing more popular in our high-tech world as humans feel a greater need to be close to growing things.”

No excuse to exclude houseplants from indoor life
After Christmas, it’s time for the tree to go back outside

After Christmas, it’s time for the tree to go back outside

Hellebore gift plants can also be placed outside immediately after the holidays.

After Christmas, it’s time for the tree to go back outside
‘Twas a week before Christmas in Marianne Binetti’s garden

‘Twas a week before Christmas in Marianne Binetti’s garden

“But wait there’s still time, it’s not Christmas yet, and gardening gifts are the quickest to get.”

‘Twas a week before Christmas in Marianne Binetti’s garden
Do’s and don’ts for buying poinsettias and hellebores as gifts

Do’s and don’ts for buying poinsettias and hellebores as gifts

The second week of December is time to buy potted poinsettias and hellebores as gift plants.

Do’s and don’ts for buying poinsettias and hellebores as gifts
If it’s a dry day, it’s time to mow and edge the lawn | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

If it’s a dry day, it’s time to mow and edge the lawn | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

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

If it’s a dry day, it’s time to mow and edge the lawn | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER
Tend to your tulips now to ensure a colorful spring garden

Tend to your tulips now to ensure a colorful spring garden

“The first week of October is a good time to invest in a beautiful spring.”

Tend to your tulips now to ensure a colorful spring garden
Gear up for end-of-September, fall gardening | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

Gear up for end-of-September, fall gardening | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

The end of September is the time to make plans to protect your plants for the winter.

Gear up for end-of-September, fall gardening | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER
Secrets for the lazy gardener | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

Secrets for the lazy gardener | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

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

Secrets for the lazy gardener | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER
Can I plant lettuce seeds in September? | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

Can I plant lettuce seeds in September? | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

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

Can I plant lettuce seeds in September? | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER
August is the month of laurels, larvae and lawn dye | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

August is the month of laurels, larvae and lawn dye | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

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

August is the month of laurels, larvae and lawn dye | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER
Tend to the spring bloomer bulbs | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

Tend to the spring bloomer bulbs | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

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

Tend to the spring bloomer bulbs | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER
Best presents for dads and grads | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

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.”

Best presents for dads and grads | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER
Best new plants for lazy gardeners | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

Best new plants for lazy gardeners | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

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

Best new plants for lazy gardeners | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER
How to grow clematis this summer | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

How to grow clematis this summer | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

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

How to grow clematis this summer | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER
Get growing and keep mowing | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

Get growing and keep mowing | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

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

Get growing and keep mowing | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER
Get bushels of berries | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

Get bushels of berries | THE COMPLEAT HOME 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

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

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

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

When it’s raining, turn to a gardening book | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER
Tips for weeding as weather warms up | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

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

Tips for weeding as weather warms up | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER
Try these perfect marriages | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

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

Try these perfect marriages | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER