Expert Advice Through 1-on-1 Garden Coaching

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1-Hour On-Site Home Garden Consultation

Dennis' 7 Dees Home Garden Consultation

Cost: $300 (+$150 for each additional hour)

Do you enjoy working in the garden, but need some expert advice and design guidance? If you are looking for an all-inclusive garden coaching experience with a variety of services, this is for you!

  • By appointment only (email/button below)
  • General plant identification
  • Plant health evaluation (overall or specific area of concern) and customized treatment plan
  • Development of landscape maintenance plan
  • Plant editing, pruning, or replacement suggestions for mature landscapes
  • Custom list of plant recommendations based on project goals and garden conditions
  • Troubleshooting for difficult landscape areas
  • Detailed summary of the visit to be emailed within one week after initial meeting
  • Unlimited email access for follow-up questions
  • 30-minute personal shopping appointment with expert of your choice at Dennis’ 7 Dees

NOTE: On-site consultation for the Portland Metro area only. Services do not include drawings, blueprints, or landscape plans; if you are interested in landscape design or renovation, our design/build team is eager to hear from you!

To book your appointment, please email us by clicking the button below. Be sure to write “Home Garden Consultation” in the subject line and include your contact info, location, preferred date and time, and any other details you may have.

30-Min Virtual Houseplant Consultation

Dennis' 7 Dees Houseplant Care

Cost: $75

Need help choosing the best houseplants for your space and/or tips on how to care for your indoor plants? Get one-on-one expert advice tailored to your needs from the comfort and safety of your own home!

  • By appointment only via Zoom, Skype, or Facetime (include your preferred platform in the NOTES section of the scheduling form below)
  • Please prepay for your appointment here:
  • Plant identification
  • Plant selection and placement
  • Maintenance
  • Pest/disease control
  • Problem-solving
  • Q&A
  • Detailed summary of the consultation to be emailed within one week after meeting
  • Unlimited email access for follow-up questions


Nicole Forbes

Nicole Forbes

Your Indoor/Outdoor Plant Expert

Nicole Forbes has lived and gardened in Portland for more than 25 years and started working for Dennis’ 7 Dees in the late 1990s. She has found her niche in teaching gardening classes, providing personal coaching, and hosting seasonal events. Nicole’s love of plants and people is evident in her fun and energetic teaching style. She has experience in nearly every retail garden center job position that exists, and her expertise in indoor plants includes comprehensive knowledge on a wide range of species, pest identification/treatment, general problem solving, and pet-safe plant options. She also writes many of our blog articles and helps with employee training.

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Questions about gardening and/or plants?

If you have specific questions about our inventory (products in stock), please call your preferred store location for the most accurate answer. For all other inquiries, please fill out the form below.
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