Dennis’ 7 Dees Blog

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 to find time to garden. It is important to realize that gardening is a great way...

June in the Garden

June in the Garden

Although summer arrives late this month, this is still a great time to plant! Many warm season beauties are available now, such as dahlias, lilies, zinnias, and begonias. Landscape plants can also be planted now; this is a fantastic time to visit our garden centers to...

Setting the Stage for a Successful Container Performance

Setting the Stage for a Successful Container Performance

The weather is warming up, the bees are buzzing, and now is the perfect time to freshen up your exterior containers! Summer annuals, vegetables and herbs, and even some trees and shrubs are all viable plant options for your containers! Containers are great...

A Hydrangea for Every Garden

A Hydrangea for Every Garden

New introductions of hydrangeas have been showing up at garden centers over the last several years, bringing us larger flowers with richer colors, repeat-blooming, and compact growth habits—finally! If you’ve been wanting a hydrangea, but don’t think your garden has...

Growing Succulents & Cacti Indoors

Growing Succulents & Cacti Indoors

Is there a difference between cacti and succulents? Cacti are fleshy plants that store water—therefore, all cacti are succulents. On the other hand, in order for a succulent plant to be considered a cactus, the plant must have areoles. Areoles are small, round,...

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 texture may delight us visually, while rustling grasses or gurgling fountains are...

May in the Garden

May in the Garden

For Fresh Color Our favorite annuals for summer color have returned!  Refresh your landscape plantings and update curb appeal with showy summer color. Use annuals to fill space between young, immature shrubs and perennials; they will grow quickly and compete with...

Herb Garden Essentials

Herb Garden Essentials

The broad category of plants known collectively as ‘herbs’ have a multitude of uses. Broken down into a list of general categories, we have culinary, salad herbs, vegetable herbs, herbs for tea, scented, dye plants, medicinal plants, and strewing herbs. Basil An...

Hanging Basket Success

Hanging Basket Success

Hanging baskets of flowers are just the right thing to add to the front porch for instant pizazz! If properly cared for and fertilized, a hanging basket purchased now can offer months of color and enjoyment. Here are a few of my best tips for success. Water A...

Growing the Best Tomatoes

Growing the Best Tomatoes

Sun Exposure & Soil Temperature Full sun is best; at least 6-8 hours. If your garden area gets less sun, try cherry tomato varieties for your best chance at success. Tomatoes should not be planted out too early; ideal planting time is when soil temperature has...