Marianne Binetti

October 12, 2011

Saving plants from the cold hand of winter

The start of October means it is time to decide what plants to save over the winter, and what plants to turn into compost. In our mild winter climate many half-hearty plants will survive a typical Western Washington winter without added protection. But with the unusual weather patterns that keep blowing our way, it pays to take stock now and decide how much you’re willing to gamble.

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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