"Dig Into" Gardening Resources from Dennis' 7 Dees

Repotting Indoor Plants

Repotting Indoor Plants

Repotting your indoor plants is best done during the active growing season—March through September. Spring is settling in here in the Pacific Northwest and it's one of our favorite seasons! Spring flowers emerging along with lengthening daylight hours finds us...

Winter Storm Recovery Tips for the Garden

Winter Storm Recovery Tips for the Garden

After this round of winter storms and snow you are probably looking at your garden wondering what has survived and how to go about recovering from any potential damage. Although we still have some...

Become Enlightened With Indoor Grow Lights

Become Enlightened With Indoor Grow Lights

Improve your houseplant success and grow more plants by using indoor supplemental lights. Recent advances in lighting have provided us with increased options for indoor growing and decreased the...

Indoor Vertical Gardening & Living Walls

Indoor Vertical Gardening & Living Walls

On the Wall Mounted plants: select plants are mounted to wood or other material, hung like works of art, and grown vertically. Wood mounts may be made of cork, driftwood, or scrap wood Ceramic plate...

February in the Garden

February in the Garden

The month of February can deliver unpredictable weather, but plenty of “sun breaks”! Be ready to jump in the garden when conditions are right. For Fresh Color Bring easy color to porch and walkway:...

Mounting Indoor Plants to Wood

Mounting Indoor Plants to Wood

Plants on bookshelves, floor plants, countertop and coffee table plants, plants hanging from the ceiling… so many ways to display them! If you are like me and love to fill your indoor space with...

Basic Indoor Plant Propagation

Basic Indoor Plant Propagation

Many indoor plants can easily be propagated by using one of the following methods: Offsets Plantlets Stem/cane cuttings Leaf cuttings Layering Division Often, there may be more than one way to...

Basic Indoor Plant Selection & Winter Care

Basic Indoor Plant Selection & Winter Care

Although they live indoors, houseplants “know” what season it is by the length of daylight and the angle of the sun. Winter days can be short and dark, and when the sun does appear, it is low and in...

DIY Moss Pole for Indoor Plant Support

DIY Moss Pole for Indoor Plant Support

Trailing plants are fun to hang from macramé or display on high shelves, but for many of our favorite trailing plants, there is another way to grow... up! Popular selections such as Pothos,...

January in the Garden

January in the Garden

January in the garden is mostly a time for planning and preparation for spring! For the Home Take down holiday decorations. Plant your living Christmas tree or scatter cut branches from your...

All About Air Plants

All About Air Plants

My ever-growing collection of air plants live mostly in my north-facing kitchen window—some hang in decorative tropical seed pods and others sit on branches of a whimsical felt tree. Many of the...

The Benefits of Biophilia

The Benefits of Biophilia

Feeling a little disheartened? Coming out of an especially rough year, it’s not a surprise if your mental health isn’t what it used to be, but don’t go blaming 2020 for your problems just yet. It...

Hello Hellebores & Flowers of Winter

Hello Hellebores & Flowers of Winter

The genus Helleborus consists of 15 different species of hardy, low-growing, mostly evergreen perennials that bloom in a range of colors in late winter or early spring with long-lasting flowers....

DIY Winter Wreath Instructions

DIY Winter Wreath Instructions

A simple circle of wire adorned with ornaments and fresh evergreen cuttings symbolizes unity and eternity while also celebrating our fertile earth, rebirth, and the changing of the seasons. With the...

December in the Garden

December in the Garden

Our temperate climate and generally mild winter allows us to plant practically year-round (we’re so lucky)! It’s still a good time to plant deciduous trees and shrubs. For Fresh Color We had a...

Growing Holiday Bulbs: Amaryllis & Paperwhites

Growing Holiday Bulbs: Amaryllis & Paperwhites

Amaryllis Amaryllis are tropical bulbs that bloom in the winter indoors with dramatically large, trumpet-shaped flowers on tall, sturdy stems. Bloom colors range from red and pink to white or...

Living Christmas Tree Tips

Living Christmas Tree Tips

Start a new tradition or celebrate an old one by having a living Christmas Tree this holiday season. Selecting a living Christmas tree requires a different set of criteria than when choosing a...

Fall & Winter-Blooming Camellias

Fall & Winter-Blooming Camellias

It has become more popular and acceptable in recent years to want to create landscapes and gardens that attract and benefit pollinators, birds, and wildlife, while also pleasing us and our...

Gardening to Attract Birds

Gardening to Attract Birds

The Basic Elements of Habitat Food: seeds, nectar, insects, fruits, and berries Water: bird bath, fountain, water feature, stream/pond, sprinkler Cover/shelter: thickets/hedges, dense shrubs, rock...

November in the Garden

November in the Garden

For Fresh Color If recent cold weather has gotten to your summer container plantings, redo them with winter combinations for evergreen color and seasonal interest. Get pansies and violas planted...

What Are Aroids?

What Are Aroids?

Botanically speaking, several of our favorite houseplants all belong to the same family, but in many ways look different from one another. Plants included in this large family are Philodendrons,...

Pumpkins Galore!

Pumpkins Galore!

Colorful displays of fall pumpkins, straw bales, and gourds signal a festive change of seasons as we transition into autumn. One can't help but marvel at the range of colors, shapes, and sizes...

Pruning 102: Pruning for Shaping & Structure

Pruning 102: Pruning for Shaping & Structure

Review of Pruning Basics Goals/reasons to prune Tools, Terms, Techniques Timing: Most often done during dormant season (November–March) Know when to call the professionals: Colliers Arbor Care,...

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