Andrew May

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

A GROWING CONCERN: Time for grueling, repetitive, annual seasonal service

TODAY’S THE MIDDLE of late early spring, in five days it will be the middle of spring. Haven’t you been enjoying the fragrance of the… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: April prep bears fruit for your garden.

THIS IS NO LATE April Fools’ joke: I am really not a flower guru so much as a soil prep wizard. Your plants can only… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Amazing innovations for gardening

TODAY WE ARE at the beginning of an extremely hectic, labor-intensive, busy, busy time for all gardeners and horticulturalists as “April showers” will be producing… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Easter lilies a lasting symbol of the season

being a good old “Northern” Wisconsin boy — find even the worst weather… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Planting with pizzazz at higher elevations

I WAS IN Safeway this week reflecting on March tasks while talking with April about getting a jump-start on May plantings. April always (and very… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Garden chores are arriving in full force

TIME JUST KEEPS growing on. It is already March 4, or day four of mid-late winter. Spring is a mere 16 days away, and your… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Gray of winter great time to think of color

COOL. COLD. DAMP. Normal. Ah yes, things do seem to be evening out to the expected. February has actually returned. It was great to walk… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Take care of your dusty houseplants

I’VE HEARD FROM some of you that you’re getting a little tired of the long dark days, having been stuck indoors for too long, however… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: The three tenets of pruning

Last week we learned the seven reasons to prune; now we whittle that number further, to the three ever-present tenets of pruning. 1. Have confidence.… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: For many reasons, now is the time to prune

PRUNING. THERE IS no question in my mind that, by far, the best thing that I do horticulturally is pruning. But that is only because… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Resolve to attend garden extravaganza

SO HERE WE are in a new year, with strands of tinsel still clinging to the carpet, empty bottles of champagne in the recycle bin… Continue reading