Andrew May

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

A GROWING CONCERN: See Gardens of the World all in one place

AFTER THIS WEEK of snow, more snow, then slush along with more snow, I am sure you are ready for a break. I have just… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: ‘Snow’ what you’re doing in the garden

AND BANG, JUST like that: It’s winter on the Olympic Peninsula. It really looks and feels like winter. Being from Wisconsin, born and raised, I… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: New month, new work list for gardeners

SO IT LOOKS like we are going to have our own “Arctic Vortex” but although our temperature will be 22, 19 and 25 degrees, those… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Keep warm weather from wreaking havoc

I KNOW I promised you some more on pruning, but I’ve made some observations during this mid-winter week while driving to and from various yards.… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: To thin or to head? That is the question

THE GREAT, WARM, unseasonably nice weather continues, so now your pruning must really begin in earnest. So, again today we will continue our pruning course,… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Learning to prune with confidence

turning out in droves to prune away the lights at the Winter… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: New year, new to do list

may all your gardens be weed-free and your flowers and bushes grow as fast as the horsetail. Here we go,… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Planting resolutions for a new year

JUST LOOK HOW much difference a week can make. Already the sun has moved off it’s noon nadir, the daylight length is getting measurably longer… Continue reading