Dennis' 7 Dees Blog

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Pretty as a Primrose

Posted:   February 28, 2017 by Nicole Forbes - Education

One of the best-known harbingers of spring is the primrose; even its name comes from the Latin word primulus meaning very first and it is one of the first flowers offered for early-season color at garden centers.

Strawberry Inspirational

Posted:   February 15, 2017 by Nicole Forbes - Education

Oregon strawberries are legendary to berry-lovers all over the country but some of us locals tend to take them for granted. Our mild climate is perfect for growing sweet, juicy berries and strawberries are a fun, low-maintenance edible crop for all ages and skill levels. Starter plants are inexpensive and easily multiply over time to form a ‘patch’; although it is good to revitalize it by adding a few new plants every year or so.

Structure in the Garden: Landscaping with Conifers

Posted:   January 26, 2017 by Nicole Forbes - Education

We often overlook conifers when selecting landscape plants; they don’t seduce us with colorful blooms or brilliant fall foliage. However, it is their structure and consistency in the garden that gives us something to look at in winter and provides a backdrop or canvass for our seasonal plants.

Winter Storm Recovery in the Garden

Posted:   January 20, 2017 by Nicole Forbes - Education

After this round of winter storms and snow you are probably looking at your garden wondering what has survived and how to go about recovering any potential damage. Although we still have plenty of winter weather left, there are a few things that can be done now to help your landscape make it to spring looking its best.

Biophilic Design - What is it & Why Should You Care?

Posted:   January 18, 2017

Not only are the addition of plants in an office environment proven to add health benefits but they also add life and beauty to the space for your employees, clients and guests to enjoy. Our Urban Plantscapes division works with businesses throughout the Portland area to enhance work environments with the addition of interior plants.