Andrew May

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

A GROWING CONCERN: Cleaning up nature’s unwanted help

WITH CHRISTMAS BEING just 2 days away, I usually write a Christmas-themed column; but with the weather of late, I will just sing a quick… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Planning now saves work later

THE WINTER SOLSTICE is this week, Friday at 2:23 p.m. And thus, at 2:24 p.m. the sun begins its return back to our northern reaches.… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Right plant/Right spot

AS WE BEGIN our trek through December and into the new year, we enter the best time of year to plant. The weather is cool… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Bringing the outdoors in for Christmas

WELCOME TO THE month of December. Yule tide greetings as we traverse the last trimester of autumn. So don’t despair, in only a few weeks… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: The other December list

FIRST AND FOREMOST, I must thank not only the community at large, but the dozens and dozens of gardeners who heeded the plea to help… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Black Friday, warm heart

IT LOOKS LIKE our nasty weather has finally arrived, right on the tails of a beautiful, record-breaking Monday, warm and mild shirt-sleeve weather, on Veterans… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Damaging ice and snow ahead

THURSDAY AS I looked through frosted windows on my work van, I contemplated just how gorgeous it is here on the Peninsula, seeing wetlands greeting… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Light the night

I’VE BEEN BUSY lately buying 88,000 lights for decorating the portable ice skating rink being set up in downtown Port Angeles. So this week I… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Pruning for decorations

IT IS SOMEWHAT spooky, almost eerie, that the second most decorated holiday of the year is Halloween. And since fright night precedes the deck-the-halls granddaddy… Continue reading