Andrew May

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

A GROWING CONCERN: For eye appeal, you can’t go wrong with going native

ONCE AGAIN, I’VE embarked on another trip and so will yet again use this travel plan as a theme for my column. My excursion took… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Soak up the sun in Sequim, but harken to tasks in yard

SEQUIM LAVENDER WEEKEND is upon us, and those of you traveling through the Sequim area this weekend would have seen flashing signs, slowed traffic and… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Constant vigilance increases garden health

WITH LAST WEEK’S column, I now embark on my third decade of writing about gardening. My first column was published July 2, 1997. So let… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: A theme can pull a yard together

SO IT LOOKS like I have to travel more often. Whereas I just completed my second trip to San Antonio, leaving June 23 to see… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Greek heritage spices up Mediterranean herbs

WELL, HERE WE are, into July already. This is the month of the Peninsula’s largest festival, a botanical one at that (Lavender Weekend is July… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Here’s how to tend to your roses with care

FOR THE PAST two weeks, I have been pushing flowers and their prolific production, so let me tell you of my first job in the… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: How to ‘share the wealth’ of your bounteous blooms

IN JUST TWO days (Tuesday at 9:24 p.m. Pacific time), summer (finally) begins. It is the solstice, and for many of us, it is about… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Ode to the ‘dynamic duo’ of pinching, deadheading

NOW THAT SUMMER is almost officially here and your flowers and plants are finally growing at a recognizable pace, hanging baskets are ablaze with color,… Continue reading