Marianne Binetti

Marianne Binetti

Garden shows are great for inspiration during the dark, dreary months

The end of January is when Home and Garden shows in the area give gardeners a sneak peek at spring while still under the protective roof of an exhibition center. The Tacoma Home and Garden Show runs Jan 26-29 at the Tacoma Dome, and then the biggest garden show on the West Coast — the Northwest Flower & Garden Show in Seattle — celebrates spring this year by opening February 22 - 26. (Order early-bird discount tickets online at gardenshow.com)

Marianne Binetti

Hellebores perfect in many ways in winter

Winter is here and so are the blooms on hellebore plants. Hellebores are the perfect perennial for Western Washington gardeners, because not only are they slug-, drought- and deer-resistant, they love our rain and bloom in the shade of evergreen trees.

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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Roberto Gittens, Foss rally to win district title over North Kitsap

Donald Scott scored 16 points and Roberto Gittens had 15 points as the top-ranked Falcons rallied from a first-half deficit to cruise past No. 4 North Kitsap
TJ Cotterill tcotterill@thenewstribune.com
Roberto Gittens, Foss rally to win district title over North Kitsap 3:25

Roberto Gittens, Foss rally to win district title over North Kitsap

Kendall Bird's 29 points, 15 rebounds lifts White River to 2A district title 1:06

Kendall Bird's 29 points, 15 rebounds lifts White River to 2A district title

Markelle Fultz, Noah Dickerson recap loss to No. 5 Arizona 3:51

Markelle Fultz, Noah Dickerson recap loss to No. 5 Arizona

Lorenzo Romar discusses loss to No. 5 Arizona 2:51

Lorenzo Romar discusses loss to No. 5 Arizona