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America’s favorite flower, even though the formal rose garden featuring demanding hybrid tea roses with long stems has been replaced by more disease-resistant landscape roses with a more shrubby growth.

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Tough plants can provide early color

The final week in April is a good time to make your plans for a colorful summer with blooming container gardens. It may still be too early to plant our heat-loving flowering and vegetable plants such as coleus, basil and marigolds but if you find nice specimens at a nursery or garden center, buy them now and just protect them at night by covering with a light sheet or moving them under a covered porch or patio.

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