"Dig Into" Gardening Resources from Dennis' 7 Dees

Fall Color & Container Combos

Fall Color & Container Combos

As summer annuals begin to wane and container plantings start to lose their luster, it's time for a change! Planting fall containers is best done by mid-October (at least 6 weeks before our first frost) so they have some time to root in and fill out before winter sets in and growth slows down. In addition to the traditional components of the fall container—mums, asters, pansies/violas, grasses,...

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Houseplant Care Tips for Vacation

Houseplant Care Tips for Vacation

Travel plans have been made, time off from work has been approved, and now you’re looking forward to some time away from home! Preparing to go on vacation requires a little planning. We often need to make special arrangements to ensure care for the things we leave...

How to Care for a Cactus

How to Care for a Cactus

Cacti may be one of the most underrated and unique plants in the houseplant world.  Although often confused with succulents, cacti are completely different plants. You can tell them apart quite easily as a cactus has indentations in its stems called areoles where...

A Fun Front Yard Landscape Renovation

A Fun Front Yard Landscape Renovation

A crumbling brick wall, drainage challenges, and outdated plantings were just not going to do for this Dennis’ 7 Dees landscape designer's home. Since purchasing the 1970s rancher, Eric and Traci Hagberg had been working in phases to renovate the interior and exterior...

Watering 101 & Extreme Heat Protection

Watering 101 & Extreme Heat Protection

That summer heat really snuck up on us this year, and it's more intense than it has ever been before in the Pacific Northwest! So, chances are, you've spent a lot of time watching and watering your garden for heat-related stress during these last few weeks. Read on...

20 Questions & Answers for Extreme Heat Recovery

20 Questions & Answers for Extreme Heat Recovery

We've received quite a few questions during the recent heatwave about how to revive stressed plants, and we are more than happy to help! Here are some popular inquiries and answers to prepare for future temperature extremes.1. How do I help my lawn? I am watering it...

Designing With Plants in the Workplace

Designing With Plants in the Workplace

Access to nature is increasingly critical for employee mental health and overall wellbeing. Within the last decade, workplace design has embraced bringing the outdoor environment indoors using light, natural materials, organic textures, views of nature, access to...

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 especially vulnerable to weather stress. From lead-free hoses to expert advice and...

Made in the Shade: Successful Shade Gardening

Made in the Shade: Successful Shade Gardening

In an area with an abundance of trees, one of the biggest challenges for gardeners is shade. Generally, a partially shaded area is one that receives 3 to 6 hours of direct sunlight daily. Wet, dry, and deep shades are the most common planting situations in our area:...

Care Sheets for Successful Gardening

Check out our quick reference care sheets below for all of your indoor and outdoor gardening needs. If you need more information on a specific topic, our blog articles go into further detail. Happy gardening!

Gardening Tips by Month

September in the Garden

August in the Garden

July in the Garden

June in the Garden

May in the Garden

April in the Garden

March in the Garden

February in the Garden

Outdoor Gardening Tips

In-Ground Planting Guide

Growing Tomatoes

Pruning Basics

Basic Rose Care

Container Gardening

Indoor Seed Starting

Carnivorous Plant Care

Houseplant Tips

Houseplant Care 101

Pet-Safe Indoor Plants

"Light Reading" for Indoor Plant Lovers

Air Plant (Tillandsia) Care

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