Marianne Binetti

Marianne Binetti

Change of seasons is coming, time to get your garden ready

The first week of September is time for a second spring. Fall refresh is when gardens and gardeners prepare for the change of seasons and with a new look and a fresh start. September is the month to clear away the old, the weary and sad and refresh the garden with plants that celebrate the change of seasons. Here’s how to get started:

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Marianne Binetti: Beautiful blooms without watering

Some perennials and annual plants will be looking great this week, and those are the ones that are drought and heat resistant. Perennials are plants that come back each year without the need for replanting. If you pick from one of the plants below, you will find them less thirsty and with more interesting flowers and foliage.

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7 tips for improving your own rose garden

June is the month of roses. The rose is still America’s favorite flower, even though the formal rose garden featuring demanding hybrid tea roses with long stems has been replaced by more disease-resistant landscape roses with a more shrubby growth.

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Ice rink closure saddens occupants

On Oct. 2, Tacoma's only ice rink will close. Owners of the building located on Stewart Street in the Tideflats have sold to a local businessman, leaving the Puget Sound Hockey Center, which for years has nourished hockey players and Olympic speed skaters, without a home.
Drew Perine dperine@thenewstribune.com
Ice rink closure saddens occupants 2:16

Ice rink closure saddens occupants

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Highlights: Joey Sinclair throws for 246 yards as Lincoln routs Lakes, 40-0

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WATCH: Todd Beamer coach Darren McKay talks win over rival Federal Way

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Trap shooting event raises money for Permission to Start Dreaming Foundation