Andrew May

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

A GROWING CONCERN: Grueling Repetitive Arduous Seasonal Service

I’VE SURE BEEN enjoying the Indian Summer that we’ve been having on the Olympic Peninsula, with the beautiful colors changing in the scenery as I… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Jobs abound in the yard as autumn takes over

AS THE EARTH slowly continues its tilt away from the sun for us living here on the northern hemisphere of the planet, a cooling of… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Summer brings autumn colors to your yard

I JUST RETURNED home from another fabulous trip to my family cottage in northern Wisconsin, right along the Michigan border. I love going to the… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Propagation a winter science project

WITH JACK FROST just around the corner, get ready to take cuttings or simply watch as your plants perish from the chill. Propagation is a… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Friendly tools save your knees, clothing

TODAY IS THE FIRST full day of fall and autumn is the busiest time of the year for gardening chores. The myriad of things to… Continue reading

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