Marianne Binetti

September 14, 2011 12:00 AM

Autumn blooms segue us into the next season

The third week of September is a good time to add asters, chrysanthemums and winter pansies to the landscape. If your sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ plants are falling forward with their heavy blooms surround them with stakes and corral the floppy stems with twine. Best to do this job on a rainy day or you’ll be fighting off the bees.

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About Marianne Binetti

Marianne Binetti


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

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