Marianne Binetti

December 11, 2013 12:00 AM

Marianne Binetti: Hellebores can be a holiday gift that last for years

Mid-December means the celebration of the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year. By the end of the month, the sun will set later each day and bulbs and buds will begin to stir in a slow awakening toward spring. Last week in this column, I wrote about finding a focal point — one you can see from indoors or near the entry — and adding outdoor lighting and plants. This week, it is time to consider some of the best plant material for winter gardens.

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About Marianne Binetti

Marianne Binetti

@binettigarden

Marianne Binetti is the author of "Easy Answers for Great Gardens" and eight other gardening books. She has a degree in horticulture from WSU and will answer questions from her Web site at www.binettigarden.com.

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