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America’s favorite flower, even though the formal rose garden featuring demanding hybrid tea roses with long stems has been replaced by more disease-resistant landscape roses with a more shrubby growth.

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Sounders coach Schmetzer after training Friday

Seattle Sounders FC head coach Brian Schmetzer gives updates after the team trained indoors at Starfire Sports. The Sounders will face Toronto FC on December 10 in the MLS Cup Final.
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Sounders coach Schmetzer after training Friday 1:08

Sounders coach Schmetzer after training Friday

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