Marianne Binetti

This time of year, it’s all about the harvest

The fourth week of August is time to reset for the coming fall season in the garden. Garden centers and nurseries will soon be stocking… Continue reading


Don’t forget to water your oasis

The third week of August is when water worries really start to flood the list of gardening chores. The secret to a well-watered landscape is… Continue reading


Travel the world’s gardens in one day

Local garden outlet features plants from many countries


Oh deer! How to protect your garden from forest nibblers

August is one of the driest months in Western Washington and dry weather can attract deer to your home landscape. The over population of our… Continue reading

Choose a summer lawn: go golden or following these water tips

The end of July is when you may decide to stop watering the lawn and allow it to “go golden” or dormant for the summer.… Continue reading

Top tips for a season filled with ripe tomatoes

Holy procrastination! I know you meant to grow tomatoes, herbs and vegetables this summer but maybe you still haven’t planted a thing. There is a… Continue reading

Keep up on your gardening to-do list

Time to manage your garden before July

Stop and smell the perennials

Check out these events Molbak’s Woodville presents “Small Space Gardens and Decorationg Balconies, Decks” at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 22. No registration is needed… Continue reading

Time to fertilize your potted plants

It’s second / third week of June and your annual plants such as petunias, marigolds and coleus may need fertilizing this week, especially if they… Continue reading

Gardeners love our veggie-friendly Western Washington climate

Here are the most incredible edibles to grow now.