A Rose for Every Garden

Roses are the quintessential garden plant, captivating us with their luscious petals and their intoxicating fragrance. Roses available today have a wealth of delights to offer the modern gardener. Where roses of the past may have turned gardeners off with their thorns...

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 to refresh color or add some fragrant plants to key locations and entryways. Mid-February is the time to do some serious pruning...

Growing Citrus in the Pacific Northwest

Growing citrus in the Pacific Northwest may be somewhat challenging, but it’s totally worth it! Citrus plants have shiny, evergreen leaves, fragrant flowers, and attractive fruits that hang for months. It’s best to grow dwarf citrus in pots in our climate to help...
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A Rose for Every Garden

A Rose for Every Garden

Roses are the quintessential garden plant, captivating us with their luscious petals and their intoxicating fragrance. Roses available today have a wealth of delights to offer the modern...

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 to refresh color or add some fragrant plants to...

Success With Statement Houseplants

Success With Statement Houseplants

A large, specimen houseplant can reinvigorate a whole room. By adding greenery and height next to a chair, near a window, or in a blank corner, a space suddenly feels more put together,...

Tips for Sustainable Gardening

Tips for Sustainable Gardening

January is the time when we revisit our practices, set intentions for the new year, and resolve to improve. If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to be more mindful of your impact on...

January in the Garden

January in the Garden

January in the Pacific Northwest is the first full month of winter and is a time of rest and dormancy. Houseplants take center stage this month by providing us with much needed greenery...

Preparing Plants for Winter Weather

Preparing Plants for Winter Weather

As daylight diminishes and evenings grow darker, temperatures inevitably dip. Seasoned gardeners will appreciate that freezing temperatures are a part of the natural progression as we...

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)! December is still a good time to plant deciduous trees and shrubs. For Fresh...

DIY Winter Wreath Instructions

DIY Winter Wreath Instructions

Are you looking for a fun seasonal DIY project to do with family or friends? Add this homemade wreath craft to your yearly holiday party, or pull out your favorite Christmas movie, hot...

2022 Holiday Gift Guide for Gardeners

2022 Holiday Gift Guide for Gardeners

Looking for the perfect gifts for gardeners in your life? The 2022 Holiday Gift Guide from Dennis' 7 Dees is here! We've hand-selected unique, garden-related gift ideas, including smaller...

Our Favorite Festive Gift Ideas for Hosts

Our Favorite Festive Gift Ideas for Hosts

Gathering together during the winter months has always been a way to bring cheer into our darker days. The distance of the last few years meant that as the holidays approached, many of our...

Fall & Winter Pollinator Gardening

Fall & Winter Pollinator Gardening

A well-planned pollinator garden can help support native bees by providing critical food and habitat during the winter. Many pollinators hibernate (in our gardens) through the coldest...

November in the Garden

November in the Garden

For Fresh Color Refresh summer container plantings with winter combinations for evergreen color and seasonal interest. Plant pansies and violas soon so they can develop enough roots to...

Winter Houseplant Care

Winter Houseplant Care

As fall gradually transitions to winter, we bundle up against the crisp air while soaking up every last minute of daylight. In a similar fashion, indoor plants make seasonal adjustments...

The Best Dwarf Conifers for Every Garden

The Best Dwarf Conifers for Every Garden

Dwarf conifers provide a beautiful and interesting way to introduce year-round texture to any landscape, regardless of its size. While they are appealing in gardens all year, dwarf...

7 Common Houseplant Problems

7 Common Houseplant Problems

Tiny gnats in your coffee, yellowing or dropping leaves, crispy or distorted growth… these may all be symptoms of common houseplant problems that are easily addressed if caught early. Read...

The Best Houseplants for Low Light

The Best Houseplants for Low Light

Raise your hand if all of your plants are currently squished into the one spot in your house with bright light... 🖐️ We understand the feeling! But thankfully, there are some plants that...

Fall Bulbs for Spring Flowers

Fall Bulbs for Spring Flowers

Planting bulbs in the Fall is one of the greatest investments you can make for your future happiness. When early Spring weather is grey and miserable and being outside is the last thing on...

October in the Garden

October in the Garden

Celebrate the changing seasons—fall is for planting! Our year-round garden centers are well stocked with great plant selections. For Fresh Color Replant fading summer flowerpots with...

DIY Succulent Pumpkins

DIY Succulent Pumpkins

Succulent pumpkins are all the rage this season—they take everything wonderful about fall and distill it into the perfect, long-lasting arrangement. The only problem is we can't seem to...

Create a DIY Fall Wreath

Create a DIY Fall Wreath

Believe it or not, fall is just around the corner! Here, we will show you our step-by-step process on how to create your own handmade autumn wreath using dried and foraged natural...

Fall Is for Planting!

Fall Is for Planting!

Fall is a great time to evaluate your garden and determine what should be corrected, moved, or added. Based on this season’s performance, you can assess the nutrient needs of your soil and...

Attract Hummingbirds With Hardy Fuchsias

Attract Hummingbirds With Hardy Fuchsias

Check any list of the best flowers for hummingbirds, and you will see fuchsia near the top. Their brightly colored, dangling flowers have the perfect shape for hummingbird beaks, are...

September in the Garden

September in the Garden

As summer fades, we welcome the changes autumn brings in our stores and in our gardens. Brilliant fall colors are beginning to fill our benches, putting on a tremendous show. September is...

Plant the Rainbow With Echinacea

Plant the Rainbow With Echinacea

Native to North American prairies and still commonly found growing wild, Echinacea (also known as Coneflower) has also become a wildly popular flower in home gardens. Ornamental plant...

August in the Garden

August in the Garden

There is still a lot of summer left to enjoy! For Fresh Color If flower pots and hanging baskets from earlier in the season look haggard or have dried out, replace them with fresh,...

Growing Cacti & Succulents Indoors

Growing Cacti & Succulents Indoors

Is there a difference between cacti and succulents? Cacti are fleshy plants that store water—therefore, all cacti are succulents. On the other hand, in order for a succulent plant to be...

Summer Houseplant Care & Vacation Tips

Summer Houseplant Care & Vacation Tips

During summer months, our houseplants need specific care and attention to stay lush and healthy. With more intense sunlight, a few plants may need to be relocated to avoid sunburn, while...

What Makes a Plant Drought Tolerant?

What Makes a Plant Drought Tolerant?

Designing a garden with drought resistance begins with proper plant selection. Plants that are tolerant of drought conditions have various adaptations to help them survive with less water....

July in the Garden

July in the Garden

Long, hot days and warm nights make July a great time for outdoor living, but remember to water! Hanging baskets, containers, vegetable gardens, flower beds, and new plantings are...

Gardening With Nandina (Heavenly Bamboo)

Gardening With Nandina (Heavenly Bamboo)

Heavenly Bamboo, a.k.a. Nandina, is a commonly used evergreen shrub for northwest landscapes. It has earned its reputation as low maintenance by being adaptable to a range of soils and sun...

June in the Garden

June in the Garden

Although summer arrives late this month, this is still a great time to plant! For Fresh Color Many warm-season beauties are now available: dahlias, lilies, zinnias, begonias Keep summer...

A Hydrangea for Every Garden

A Hydrangea for Every Garden

Hydrangeas are among some of the longest-blooming, hardiest, low-maintenance shrubs for Pacific Northwest gardens. With a long list of species and cultivars, most of these deciduous shrubs...

All About Boxwood

All About Boxwood

Boxwoods have been used for centuries in European gardens and are now commonly planted in American landscapes coast to coast. Grown as traditional hedges or edging between garden areas,...

Gardening to Attract Hummingbirds

Gardening to Attract Hummingbirds

All birds have basic needs of food, water, shelter, and space. A well-planned hummingbird garden will fulfill these needs and in turn, provide you with hours of enjoyment, entertainment,...

Xeriscaping: Gardening with Less Water

Xeriscaping: Gardening with Less Water

Xeriscaping is a landscaping method designed for water conservation in hot, sunny areas. “Xeros” is Greek for “dry”—xeriscape literally translates to “dry landscape”.  By decreasing the...

Growing Bouquet-Worthy Peonies

Growing Bouquet-Worthy Peonies

Peonies bloom at the peak of spring and provide stunning floral displays in the garden and fresh cut flowers when brought indoors. They are long-lived, low-maintenance, and fairly...

Herb Garden Essentials

Herb Garden Essentials

Fresh, homegrown herbs are easy to grow and an economical way to add a little gourmet to your every day. Learn about selection, care, and growing of herbs, and how to use them in your home...

May in the Garden

May in the Garden

For Fresh Color Update your curb appeal! Refresh landscape plantings and patio pots with showy summer color. Use annuals to fill space between young shrubs/perennials, compete with weeds,...

Hanging Basket Success

Hanging Basket Success

Hanging baskets are just the right thing to add to your porch for instant pizazz! If properly cared for, they can offer months of color and enjoyment. Here are a few of our best tips for...

Growing the Best Tomatoes

Growing the Best Tomatoes

If you love garden-fresh tomatoes, you may be willing to try almost anything for earlier ripening, more flavor, or longer lasting crops. Read on to discover everything you need to know...

Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Over 50 years ago in 1970, the first-ever Earth Day was organized. The years leading up to 1970 saw America producing large amounts of fossil fuels, sludge, and pollutants with no real...

Gardening With Native Plants

Gardening With Native Plants

Oregon has over 3,600 species of native plants, while Washington State has over 2,300. From flowering blooms to creeping greenery, Pacific Northwest natives can be used in a variety of...

Beginning an Organic Veggie Garden

Beginning an Organic Veggie Garden

Ultimately, you are just going to have to dig in and get a little dirty, but reading books and taking classes is a great way to learn the basics of gardening! Learning to grow food is a...

Planting Four Seasons of Color

Planting Four Seasons of Color

Effectively layer shrubs, perennials, annuals, and bulbs for year-round color in the garden. Read on for best plant choices so your garden stays vibrant no matter the season! January...

Big Landscaping Ideas for Small Backyards

Big Landscaping Ideas for Small Backyards

For those of us who live in the city or on a smaller plot of land, we don’t have much room for an extensive landscape design and we're constantly looking for landscaping ideas for small...

Plant Nutrition: Fertilizing Basics

Plant Nutrition: Fertilizing Basics

Plants "eat" sunlight to create energy through a process called photosynthesis—the roots take up water from the soil, the leaves absorb carbon dioxide from the air, and the chlorophyll...

Let’s Talk Shamrocks

Let’s Talk Shamrocks

Bring home a new houseplant or surprise a friend with a thoughtful gift of good luck and positivity. The shamrock is a traditional symbol of St. Patrick’s Day and Irish heritage—thought to...

New & Noteworthy Plants for 2022

New & Noteworthy Plants for 2022

Each year the National Garden Bureau selects an annual, perennial, bulb crop, edible, and shrub as "Year of " plants, plus a houseplant for this year. Plants are chosen because they are...

How to Repot Your Indoor Plants

How to Repot Your Indoor Plants

Come March, signs of spring begin to show here in the Pacific Northwest! Flowers emerge along with lengthening daylight hours, finding us spending more time outdoors.  When seasonal...

March in the Garden

March in the Garden

For Fresh Color Refresh container plantings with vibrant seasonal color like fragrant Wallflower and Hyacinths, beautiful Ranunculus, flouncy Anemones, and vivid spring flowering bulbs....

Follow Your Nose to Daphne

Follow Your Nose to Daphne

Adding fragrant plants to one's garden is a popular and worthy pursuit—when you find a plant with a scent that makes you inhale deeply and close your eyes, you MUST have it! While the...

Growing from Seed

Growing from Seed

Starting plants from seed can be an economical way to grow a garden and is a very rewarding experience. There are several advantages to growing plants from seed: Access to a wide selection...

Pet-Safe (Non-Toxic) Indoor Plants

Pet-Safe (Non-Toxic) Indoor Plants

As our lives become more urban, tech-based, and harried, we have come to embrace plants and nature as selfless companions to help us relax and beautify our surroundings. However, some...

Magnolias for Small Gardens

Magnolias for Small Gardens

Magnolia trees come in a multitude of shapes, sizes, and flowering types, and many of them are perfect for growing in small, urban gardens. This is an ancient genus within the plant world,...

Hooray for Heucheras

Hooray for Heucheras

While most of our landscape plants slumber through the winter, there are a few who thrive during the colder months. For steady, reliable color in the garden, look to Heuchera as a...

All About Air Plants

All About Air Plants

If you’re anything like us, the first time you laid eyes on these wild freaks of nature known as air plants, you were simultaneously baffled and instantly in love. Where’s the soil? How do...

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...

How to Care for Ferns Indoors

How to Care for Ferns Indoors

As Pacific Northwesterners, we have a soft spot in our hearts for ferns. When we add them into our homes and dwell amongst their feathery fronds, we can’t help but feel like we’re in a...

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...

Improving Soil Health

Improving Soil Health

The single most valuable investment in your home landscape is soil improvement—healthy soil means healthy, productive, beautiful plants! Soil that is healthy is loose, nutritious (and...

The Science Behind Plant Propagation

The Science Behind Plant Propagation

With the growing season almost over (March through September), now is the perfect time to do some last-minute houseplant propagation! If you are a seasoned indoor plant parent, you have...

Basic Indoor Plant Care & Selection

Basic Indoor Plant Care & Selection

Whether you're a long-time indoor plant grower or you recently got into the hobby, there is always something to learn. Read on to discover some of the best plants for beginners in various...

How to Care for Your Fiddle Leaf Fig

How to Care for Your Fiddle Leaf Fig

The indoor plant that has dominated style and design trends since houseplants became popular is the Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus lyrata). Found in either tree form or in its more juvenile...

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