Andrew May

A GROWING CONCERN: Thirteen ways to summer garden bliss

YOUR “CORONA GARDENS,” yard, lawn and landscape should all be going gangbusters by now. Tomorrow we celebrate Memorial Day and pay homage. Hopefully the barbecue… Continue reading

 

A GROWING CONCERN: ‘Get the dirt’ on dirt in your garden

THE WEATHER WAS so idealistic for Mother’s Day and the much-needed rain returned to boost the springtime growth of your yard and your “Corona Garden.”… Continue reading

 

A GROWING CONCERN: Container enthusiasm for flowers and vegetables

I AM SURE that everyone has noticed and greatly appreciated the glorious, sunny and warm (almost hot) conditions of the last few days. Thank you… Continue reading

 

A GROWING CONCERN: May days begin a bountiful harvest

my favorite month of the year. It just sounds so good. But in all earnestness,… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Get the drop on watering

YEAH, RAIN! APRIL is on track to be the driest ever on record and any moisture now is critical because of the early spring needs… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: A good start leads to a great finish

I DO NOT want to waste any time not immediately getting to my great concern and worry because the implications could ruin your garden. Every… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Sowing the seeds of a successful garden

WHAT ABSOLUTELY PERFECT gardening weather we have been having this last week; with the bountiful snow-pack looking just so beautiful as it drapes over the… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Going ‘farm to table’ in your own backyard

IT’S NO APRIL Fool’s joke, that now is a perfect time to be gardening … in all aspects of your yard! And it’s interesting, as… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Dig in to fruit and vegetable gardening

OH MAN, CLICHE time: Be careful what you wish for. Just a few weeks ago I was thinking how I need something new to write… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Get the dirt on soil organic matter

Spring has sprung, the grass has riz, I wonder where the flowers is? The bird is on the wing, well that is absurd; I always… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Indoor plant forcing yields big results

TODAY MARKS THE “Ides of March.” The lion and the lamb continue to frolic around their monthly endeavor. I was in a conversation on the… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Dynamic duo of bare-root and transplant

I KNOW I’VE been talking about bare-root items for a while and the value of transplanting, but one more time, I must dedicate yet another… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Spring into action before season starts

WELL, HOW FANTASTIC! I got once again, for the 23rd year, to escort a vibrant group of 48 gardeners to the Northwest Flower and Garden… Continue reading

A driftwood dragon made for a breathtaking display at last year’s Northwest Flower and Garden Show. (Andrew May/For Peninsula Daily News)

A GROWING CONCERN: Garden show coming up this week

THERE REALLY ARE few things in the world that can get me going as much as the second-largest flower show in America. And here I… Continue reading

A driftwood dragon made for a breathtaking display at last year’s Northwest Flower and Garden Show. (Andrew May/For Peninsula Daily News)

A GROWING CONCERN: Keep your gardening rooted in science

JUST LAST WEEK, having gone to a magnificent Pacific Northwest ballet performance of Cinderella, my mind was on fairytale thinking. Then two separate events led… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: The bare facts on bare-root plants

FEBRUARY IS THE time for many a gardener to get busy in preparation for “spring gardening mania.” There are so many tasks to do from… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Planning ahead for a glorious spring

FEBRUARY IS HERE. Spring begins March 19 at 8:50 p.m. Daylight length is getting significantly longer and there is a mountain of yard jobs to… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Get the whole hole story for planting

WITH THE RECENT snow now but a memory, rain and seasonably warm weather are here for the next week. I have turned my attention to… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Frozen? Don’t just let it go

WELL, WHAT DO you know? Just when I was thinking we really needed some substantial cold weather … Wham! Be careful what you wish for.… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Plants are dormant, but not gardeners

SURE, A WEEK after I wrote about mild weather, Frosty the Snowman blows into town. Still, coming from the tundra of Wisconsin as I do,… Continue reading