Andrew May

A GROWING CONCERN: Kale, kale, the gang’s all here

SINCE FALL WILL arrive on the Peninsula this coming Saturday at 6:54 p.m., its warm and earthy tones are now starting to appear in your… Continue reading

 

A GROWING CONCERN: Cruise mode for end of summer

deadheading, pinching, leaf-stripping and cultivating, because next… Continue reading

 

A GROWING CONCERN: Summer isn’t over

Hold your horses folks, or at least the hand trowels, hoses and shovels. Repeat after me: “Summer is not over.” That’s right. We still have… Continue reading

 

A GROWING CONCERN: Lawn be gone

IN THE LAST several weeks, numerous people have either asked about brown lawns or complained and pleaded with me to write something about people’s brown… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Dusty, dirty dog days of August

THE DOG DAYS of August have arrived, having been dashed with a good dose of rain for the garden, fruit trees, lawn and rainfall for… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Pinching back and watering mid-summer

WHAT DO YOU know, we’re into August already. Now, I’ve heard a lot of folks getting all tensed up that summer is close to being… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Summer work pays in beautiful blooms

AS I NOW begin my third decade of gardening advice, information and anecdotes, let us all begin today by performing a few tasks that will… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Water, water, water is key

THINGS ARE DRYING out with our warm weather and summer breezes, which ideally suits some of the Mediterranean plants that like a drier climate, such… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Pinch, stake and edge through summer

IT IS SUMMER here, in full swing with beautiful hot days. Your yard is blooming, the veggies are coming on, fruit is beginning to swell… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Order spring bulbs for great floral display

JUNE IS OVER and what a month we have had. Extremely warm (hot) conditions, hail in the low lands, snow in the mountains, lightning strikes,… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Roses require lots of work for lots of payoff

“ROSES ARE RED, Violets are blue, A rose by any other name, Is still labor-intensive to you!” OK, maybe I have mixed my metaphors but… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: There are tricks to creating beautiful bouquets

WELL, THIS PAST week has been interesting: Hail, wind, rain, cool nights and now sunny warm days. Summertime here on the Olympic Peninsula (well soon,… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Time to guard against pests in the garden

As spring slowly gives way to the approaching summer season (today is the first day of late, late spring; summer officially starts here on Thursday,… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Advice for launching into June

With one of the wettest Mays in recent history behind us, we’re all about turning the calendar and starting out the amazing month of June… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Tricks of the gardening trade for late spring

MAY JUST KEEPS rolling on with Memorial Day and the unofficial start of summer happening this weekend. With barbecues being cleaned, the boat and kayaks… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Time for watering, planting annuals and raising the deck

Now with the passage of Mother’s Day and most of your baskets for the house being planted and hung, let me pass on a few… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Get ready for spring’s growing frenzy

WE HAVE ALL enjoyed the amazing blossoms and lovely flower displays appearing here on the Olympic Peninsula, with just enough drizzle to top the days… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Ideal plants for baskets and containers

WE’RE QUICKLY UPON basket and container season. It’s a season that garners a variety of creative opportunities along with numerous advantages, as you aim to… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: From great soil comes great plants

AS YOU SIT reading this, I am dumping mulch and bark from out of my work pants pockets. Mulching is an annual ritual, performed every… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Don’t be impatient with certain flowers

ALTHOUGH WE HAVE been hearing about record rains in April these last three weeks, I have been busy working in client’s gardens hearing complaints about… Continue reading