Andrew May

A GROWING CONCERN: Plan for the whole yard with this varied list of options

APRIL MARCHES ON, and so does your garden chore list. We’re now in the time to plant, plant, plant, but what to plant? That’s truly… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: From the ground up, soil critical for garden’s foundation

HERE WE ARE, already two days into April, the month that really kicks up the gardening work. With that said, I realize it has been… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Mulch away to achieve a weed-free yard

I JUST REALIZED that in the past 12 days, I have spread 63 yards of mulch around four clients’ yards (not today, though; I ran… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Plan and plant away to your heart’s desire on Peninsula

AS I’VE MENTIONED before, our weather here is never hot nor cold and is extremely mild. The most important fact to glean is that for… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: A varied to-do list for pestilence prevention, pruning, etc.

THE YARD, WEED, bulbs and plants are leaping into spring, so here comes a much-needed to-do list for March. 1. Pestilence prevention. Now is the… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Flower show gives attendees ‘Taste of Spring’

HAVING BEEN BORN near a 17-acre “greenhouse” to parents who both had a master’s degree in floriculture from Cornell College, it is easy to understand… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Let’s look forward as temperatures rise, days lengthen

WHAT A FABULOUS event the Northwest Flower &Garden Show really is, especially when shared with a busload of Olympic Peninsula gardeners. Deadlines for this article… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Flower show in Seattle tantalizes the senses this week

IT’S THAT WONDERFUL time of year again, especially as cabin fever sets in: It’s time for Seattle’s Northwest Flower &Garden Show. This is the 29th… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Some houseplants to round out your home

THE OTHER WEEK, we talked about sunlight (or lack thereof) and grime on your precious houseplants. Another great trick is to now “pinch out” the… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Time to dust off the houseplants

WHAT A DIFFERENCE a week can make. The snow is gone, melted by the rain, so the plants are watered and the grass is green.… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Here’s to a new year of gardening chores

JANUARY AND WINTER just keep rolling along. We are now 22 days into the season of cold (and wet), both of which we saw last… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Remember the three tenets of pruning

SO ONCE AGAIN, happy New Year. We start a whole new gardening year and right now it is so perfectly cold, it’s ideal for the… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Pruning is the name of the game

I WISH YOU all the best and may your lawns be deep green, your yards be mole-, horsetail- and weed-free and all your flowers bloom… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: How to make the cut in winter pruning

THE END OF this year has been interesting to say the least. First, an unseasonably warm frost-free October and November, with dahlias in bloom past… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: 10 gifts to choose from for gardening friends

AFTER A PROLONGED, unseasonably frost-free autumn, Old Man Winter decided to make an early appearance (winter begins Wednesday Dec. 21, at 2:44 a.m.) and delivered… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Little-known root prune begets great benefits

WELL, WE ARE certainly into December, as the temperatures, even for the low of the day, are in the mid to upper 40s with highs… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Think outside the flower box for holiday arrangements

AS WE MOVE through mid- into late fall, let’s explore all the possibilities of your seasonal holiday garden. There is a wide range of plants… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: ‘Lucky 13’ list of picture-perfect gifts

AS NOT ONLY an ornamental horticulturalist but as one who tries to stay in vogue, who could I be if I did not give my… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Make the cut to get garden growing

AS WE MOVE into November, which is the prime time for pruning many of your plants, let’s pause to contemplate how most, if not all… Continue reading