Planters Place Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

bumble bee and marigolds by Eustacia

Marianne Binetti

Ask the Expert

Today's Topic:

Hi Marianne, I was delighted to discover your column in the weekly newspaper, the Kent Reporter! I followed your email link and was again delighted to find much more gardening advice. My question has to do with rose care. I read some of the consulting rosarian's,(was her name M. Martin?) comments about "planting her bud unions 3-4 inches deep" and "doing a late Nov. knee-high rough pruning and then doing the fine pruning when the forsythias bloom." I read her bio information and saw that she lives in Connecticut. Do you recommend this care for our area here in Western Washington, as well? Also, I have wondered if this area was considered a "mild winter area" as I have listened to some of Ciscoe Morris's advice and other gardening experts describe care requirements for different parts of the state - is it? Thank you - it is wonderful to have a local gardening expert to address my questions to! Susan

View Answer Submit Question



We have over 200 articles written by some really interesting gardeners who are absolutely passionate about their subjects -- kitchen gardening, perennials, roses, and so many more... check it out!

View Articles

PlantersPlace Radio

PlantersPlace Radio

Check-out our newest feature, PlantersPlace Radio! Stream or download episodes from our staff of expert gardeners on a variety of gardening topics. Copy them onto your MP3 player and create your own gardening playlist.

View Radio Episodes

Featured Horticulture Article

What’s New!

Rate and Write a Review for Osmocote Plant Food

Provide PlantersPlace with feedback on Osmocote Plant Food. Tell us about your experience with the product and if you recommend it. Here are the links for the Outdoor & Indoor and Flower & Vegetable products. It’s easy! Just clink on the link and scroll to the bottom of the page.

Read More

Video Gallery

How to Calculate Fertil...
Professor Ryan Lee, IU plant biologist, explains how N-P-K is measured and ...
Caring for Clematis
Marianne Binetti shows how to grow and care for clematis, a personal favori...
Vegetable Gardening
Learn from a professional which vegetables she puts in her garden and how s...
Featured Horticulture Article

Horticulture Magazine Articles

Container Gardening

Don't "contain" your container gardening imagination! Articles courtesy of Horticulture magazine.

View All Articles
View Expert Advice for Smart Gardeners
View Inspiration for Passionate Gardeners

Fine Gardening

Fine Gardening

Find inspiring slideshows, interactive images, and in-depth articles from Fine Gardening magazine right here at

Go to FG at PlantersPlace