Andrew May

A GROWING CONCERN: Everything is coming up roses

HAVING JUST FINISHED a magnificent, 36 cut-flower rose garden for clients, I realize that a rose by any other name …. would still require as… Continue reading

 

A GROWING CONCERN: Summer and its chores going strong

IT IS NOW the beginning of mid-early summer. That’s right, there are 74 more days of summer left. Just as most people give up and… Continue reading

 

A GROWING CONCERN: Florist quality blooms? Dis-buds for you

8:54 a.m. June 21. Summer arrived, and with that heralding event, the daylight hours now start… Continue reading

 

A GROWING CONCERN: Learn to bouquet like a professional

Friday was the official start of summer. However, it was explained to me numerous times when I first moved here… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Make thyme to add herbs to your garden

SINCE I GAVE you a large to-do list two weeks in a row, let me pile on yet another chore. As you know, Lavender Fest… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: The list goes on for summer gardens

I HOPE EVERYONE has been very busy this last week with the to-do list, otherwise with today’s continuing job list you will be as busy… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: The season begins with a new work list

June 2. We are basically halfway through the year but only at the beginning of our magnificent growing season. With… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Leaf color not just for autumn trees

WHO KNEW HOW many people would express joy at not having to kill their dandelions and to do so for altruistic reasons. Since this plant… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: An homage to the humble dandelion

“GOLDEN GIRL WITH staying power Lowly weed or eager flower Hands of littles Gather first bouquets Hands of wishers Blow seeds away Hands of gardeners… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Memories of mother with snapdragons and ‘liking butter’

IT’S MOTHERS DAY and that has me in a reflective mood as I look back on being an orphan for the last 5 years. I… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Deadhead or pinch for big payoffs

I’VE GOT TO say, it’s really sad. After teaching continuing education at Peninsula College for two decades my stint is over on May 19 as… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Break out the baskets for Easter

SEVERAL OF MY friends brought an extension ladder over last week to help me off my “high horse” and down from an exceedingly tall “soapbox.”… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Beware the temptation of premature planting

IT HAPPENS EVERY year and I just cannot express how much I hate it. This last week while shopping, not only did I see tomatoes… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: April showers bring the to-do list

LET US ALL hope that anything “April Foolish” is over for this year … right? We have endured an end-of-year wind storm knocking out power… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Attack of the killer tent caterpillars

They’re baaack. I think invoking an infamous horror movie is so apropos because these voracious demons not only terrorize your trees but leave an eerie,… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Must-have supplies for your garden

THE OTHER WEEK I gave you a “Bakers Dozen” of March garden chores. I practice what I preach because I got so busy with that… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Preaching the holey garden gospel

bare root items, transplanting, dividing and new purchases.… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Stepping towards spring

This month is known for coming in like either a lion or lamb, then exiting as the opposite. But to me, March is always like… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Taking a bus trip around the world

WHO SAYS YOU can’t believe in dragons? Well, our bus full of Olympic gardeners does. An utterly magnificent carved “driftwood dragon” was the unanimous choice… Continue reading