Dennis' 7 Dees Blog

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Plants with Purpose

Posted:   June 23, 2016 by Nicole Forbes - Dennis' 7 Dees Education

In celebration of National Pollinator Week (June 20-26), let’s talk about planting a garden for pollinators. Multiple critical issues for bees as well as disappearing pollinator habitats are frequent story topics in our daily news and social media circles. As serious as these problems are it is easy to feel overwhelmed but we all have the ability to play a role in helping with a solution by planting a pollinator garden!

Carnivorous Plants & Bog Gardens

Posted:   June 16, 2016 by Jennifer Williams (Visual)

Most varieties of commercially-available carnivorous plants are quite easy and rewarding to grow; here are a few tips on creating a thriving bog garden of your own

Mounted Ferns - Staghorn and others

Posted:   June 6, 2016 by Jennifer Williams

I know it's counterintuitive to think of a fern as low water but that's just one more reason it's a perfect fit to mount on driftwood or any other piece of wood that suits your fancy. And although it is rare in the fern world, here's a few other varieties of drought tolerant ferns to try perched on top of wood: Asparagus Fern, Rabbit's Foot Fern and Kangaroo Fern!

Plant a Row for the Hungry

Posted:   May 25, 2016 by Nicole Forbes - Dennis' 7 Dees Education

Dennis’ 7 Dees garden centers are proud to announce our participation in a program called “Plant a Row for the Hungry” (PAR) which was started more than 20 years ago by the Garden Writers Association. PAR is a people-helping-people program that encourages gardeners to grow a little extra and donate the produce to local soup kitchens and food pantries serving the homeless and hungry in their local communities.

Backyard Bouquets

Posted:   May 25, 2016 by Nicole Forbes - Dennis' 7 Dees Education

A bouquet of fresh-cut flowers can brighten up any room and make the ordinary seem special however constantly purchasing store-bought flowers can take a toll on one’s budget. In addition to their high cost, most flowers on the market today are imported, mass-produced and usually not sustainably grown. Growing your own flowers for cutting is the answer! Many of our favorite flowers for bouquets are easy to grow and make amazing, long-lasting arrangements made right from your own yard.