Andrew May

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

A GROWING CONCERN: A blooming-great time to plant bulbs

Here’s a list of 12 mandatory bulbs to buy to help make us “Flower Peninsula USA.”

A GROWING CONCERN: Go full-on fall foliage with these trees, bushes, grasses

The next eight weeks are the best time to plant shrubs and trees for either year-round or autumn glory.

A GROWING CONCERN: A few more elements for right plant, spot

Because your garden should reflect the best aspects of your tastes.

A GROWING CONCERN: Some crucial issues to consider for right plant, right spot

Mature plant size is a major consideration when picking a plant, particularly since our weather is ideal for growing.

A GROWING CONCERN: Diligence due with onset of rain

Even a few dropped petals can spell mold and mildew at this time of year.

A GROWING CONCERN: Do your fruit tree maintenance now

THE WEATHER PATTERN on the North Olympic Peninsula has definitely been interesting this year. We have gone from freezing temperatures in March to record-high temperatures… Continue reading

ANDREW MAY: Now’s the time to look ahead to fall

What is it you want from the garden, or what do you wish to accomplish? This is the essence of what drives chores that need to be done as the year moves from mid- to a late demarcation.

Sign up today for Andrew May’s PDN Garden Bus

WE ARE NOW just a few weeks away from the opening of the 27th Northwest Flower and Garden Show at the Washington State Convention Center… Continue reading

Sign up today for Andrew May’s PDN Garden Bus

WE ARE NOW just a few weeks away from the opening of the 27th Northwest Flower and Garden Show at the Washington State Convention Center… Continue reading