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 your mind, nothing beats looking out of your window to a fresh display of your...

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 winter pansies/violas and ornamental cabbage/kale. Plant woody shrubs, trees,...

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 keep them in stock! As soon as we make up a batch, they disappear with a happy...
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Anthurium Care Guide

Anthurium Care Guide

A beautiful and eccentric cousin to the philodendron, anthuriums are a favorite plant genus among houseplant collectors for their unique, veined leaves and neon-colored flowers. With an...

Warm Weather Planting Tips

Warm Weather Planting Tips

Here we are in early June and temperatures have already reached over 90 degrees! The excitement of planting may be tempered by the need to keep plants hydrated and healthy through the...

Edible Gardening for Beginners

Edible Gardening for Beginners

Growing our own food has evolved over the years. What started as a necessity has now grown into a hobby for many people and a way to live more sustainably. Why should you grow your own...

How to Care for Hoyas

How to Care for Hoyas

Hoyas, also known as wax plants, have grown in popularity due to their lust-worthy vines, star-like flowers, and ease of care. Hoyas are vining plants that can grow up any type of trellis,...

Backyard Bouquets

Backyard Bouquets

For many of us, our daily lives are fast-paced, hectic, and demanding. It can often be a challenge to feel like we have time to properly take care of ourselves and our families, let alone...

Tomato Variety Showcase

Tomato Variety Showcase

Over the years, we have offered classes on how to grow the best tomatoes at home. We followed each growing season with a tomato tasting event (except in 2020 😔) to sample and evaluate the...

13 Fantastic Trees Under 20 Feet Tall

13 Fantastic Trees Under 20 Feet Tall

The list of small garden trees is a relatively short one—most trees will grow taller than 20 feet as they mature, and many trees become nearly as wide as they are tall over time. Most...

Complete Calathea Care Guide

Complete Calathea Care Guide

With their bold stripes, patterns, and colors, calathea have become one of the most popular tropical plants to have in your home. However, they also have a reputation for being one of the...

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...

Going Back to Berry Basics

Going Back to Berry Basics

Our mild climate is perfect for growing sweet, juicy berries, and homegrown berries are a great way to save money while eating fresh and local throughout the year! Between blueberries,...

Creating Your Own Terrarium

Creating Your Own Terrarium

What’s all the fuss about terrariums? Terrariums are mini masterpieces that you can enjoy throughout the year; they are easy to make and even easier to maintain. Terrariums make great...

Versatile & Colorful Coleus

Versatile & Colorful Coleus

Although flowers are usually the stars of our summer containers and landscape plantings, foliage is also an important element that provides contrast and accents surrounding plants. When...

Beneficial Insects in Your Garden

Beneficial Insects in Your Garden

In any well-balanced ecosystem, there are pests and there are natural enemies. For this reason, some pests must be present in the environment for natural enemies (beneficial insects) to...

Basic Indoor Plant Propagation

Basic Indoor Plant Propagation

Often, there may be more than one way to propagate a specific plant. The ideal time to propagate is during the growing season (March through September). Using rooting hormone can increase...

Living Christmas Tree Care Tips

Living Christmas Tree Care Tips

The purchase of a living Christmas tree (instead of a fresh-cut tree) is a wonderful way to celebrate the holiday season and provide an addition to your landscape! Living Christmas trees...

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...

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...

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...

Tomato Tasting 2020

Tomato Tasting 2020

With so many festivals and events cancelled in 2020, it should come as no surprise that we will not be holding our annual Tomato Tasting Festival this year. The good news, however, is that...

All About Outdoor Ferns

All About Outdoor Ferns

Most perennial ferns are understory plants and cannot tolerate very high light levels. As with tropical ferns, the same plant will have lush, dark green foliage at lower light levels and...

Entertaining in the Garden

Entertaining in the Garden

I just have to say, I really love my garden. Sure, I have my share of bugs and slugs, weeds, and thugs—there is plenty of imperfection, but I see that as part of the beauty. My garden...

Carnivorous Plant Care

Carnivorous Plant Care

There once was a clever plant that swallowed a fly... and thought it was delicious! There are places in the world where the soil is so poor that plants have evolved ways of gaining...

Vines in the Garden

Vines in the Garden

Discover the right vines for your garden space and learn how to best grow and support them! 3 Basic Growth Styles: Clinging, Twining & Climbing with Tendrils Clinging vines use...

Facts About Bee Pollinators

Facts About Bee Pollinators

Look carefully for groups of bees crowded together in the evening or early morning. They may be hanging by their jaws from various plant parts, hidden inside flowers that are closed up for...

Plants that Make Scents

Plants that Make Scents

One common request from garden designers is to engage our senses in order to enhance the entire experience and leave a lasting impression. Bright, colorful flowers or contrasting foliage...

Privacy Screens & Hedges

Privacy Screens & Hedges

Do you feel like you've been gardening in a "fish bowl" or providing entertainment for the neighbors? Making a space that feels private and intimate in your urban garden can sometimes pose...

April in the Garden

April in the Garden

For Fresh Color In April, we have warmer days and cool (even frosty) nights; average last frost date is April 15th! Many cool-season annuals can be planted this month, especially during...

Spring Lawn Care

Spring Lawn Care

Because of our cool, rainy winters and acidic native soil, your lawn may require a “spring tune-up” to help it look its best. After a little moss control and spot treatment for weeds, bare...

Celebrating 40 Years with Joe Kerzel

Celebrating 40 Years with Joe Kerzel

Joe Kerzel is a salesman at our Lake Oswego Garden Center, and back in March of 2019, he celebrated 40 years of service with Dennis’ 7 Dees! His charming demeanor, along with his...

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