Andrew May

A GROWING CONCERN: Remember the dos and don’ts of winter gardening

BECAUSE WE ALL are going over our lists and checking them twice, I thought I would chime in with a list of my own. As… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: 13 chores to do in December

WHILE IT IS December, it is not winter. There is plenty of fall yard work yet to do. Here are 13 jobs to do during… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Poinsettias require exact conditions

SO HERE WE are. December. In the last month of the year. As the calendar closes down for this year, and last week’s column about… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Turn you yard into a neighborhood showcase

SO THE HIGHLAND snow has given way to monsoon rains for days on end, and there seems no end to the leftover turkey. With that… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Botanical stocking stuffers that are sure to please

THIS WEEK, WE all gather here across the county for Thanksgiving. And here in America, especially on the Olympic Peninsula, we have plenty for which… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Time to deck out the yard in holiday lights

THE RECENT COLD weather has definitely taken the wind out of the sails on your blooming annuals and dahlias, but by the standards of someone… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Assess your attitude at midpoint of autumn

WEDNESDAY IS THE first day of November and, as a Scorpio, a favorite month of mine. In just two weeks, we’ll be at the midpoint… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: 13 trees, shrubs to plant for magnificent fall color

I HAVE PUSHED fall color. Well, guess what? The next six to eight weeks are the absolute best time to plant shrubs and trees. The… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Arduous tasks abound in autumn

I KNOW THAT in the previous weeks, I have loaded you up with garden chores, but that’s because I, too, have been busy. And boy,… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: The science behind those breathtaking autumn colors

WHAT MAKES SOME leaves red, others orange, others from greens to yellow or gold, some purple or ember? Why are there good years, bad years,… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: As temps, colors change, don’t shirk garden duties

SOON, A RAINBOW of color will wash all of the deciduous trees around us with the magnificent colors of fall foliage. October is the beginning… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Prepare protections for plants before first frost

WITH ALL THE work I gave you the last two weeks, I am sure as you look across your garden and yard today (Day 9… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Onward, gardening soldiers, as fall looms!

CAN YOU BELIEVE it’s officially autumn next week (Friday at 1:02 p.m. Pacific time)? With that said and with still weeks of great weather to… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Hop to it by cultivating libatious plants

O — MAZING” The hop for its profit I thus do exalt, It strengtheneth the drink and it flavorith malt, and being well-brewed,… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Phosphorous, the miracle drug of bulbs and perennials

IT IS SO appropriate that as we all begin our first week of September and the month of autumn officially begins, I write an article… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Don’t let looming autumn overshadow your chore list

THE “GREAT AMERICAN Eclipse” has come and gone, but don’t let it overshadow the work you need to do in the garden, as August is… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Go big or go home when planning bulbs

TODAY IS THE start of early midsummer. That means one of my favorite planning, buying and planting times is upon us now. It is bulbnificent… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Shake it up a little with these tips

WE’RE NEARLY HALFWAY through August, and school’s start looms. I’ve heard a lot of folks getting tensed up that summer is close to being over.… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: As season evolves, so must your chores

WE’RE SOON ON the backside of the midsummer season, so now is the time to start making many decisions regarding the garden. These decisions mostly… Continue reading