Successful Gardening in a Coastal Environment
We often get asked what plants do well in a coastal situation. Having just returned from a week on the southern Oregon coast, I had the time and opportunity to see for myself, and am happy to share some good options. Here in western Oregon we have what is usually referred to as a Mediterranean […]Continue Reading
Steel in the contemporary garden
The versatility of steel in a contemporary garden Few materials do more for a slick, contemporary feel in modern landscape design than steel and concrete. Because they have the same thermal expansion rate, steel is a required component for concrete reinforcement. Now, while this is a good use of the material’s properties as such, it does nothing for […]Continue Reading
Garden Color in Winter and Spring
Amend your existing garden with color The most successful garden designs incorporate and make the best of their settings. Amending an existing design with garden color requires a healthy dose of sensitivity to existing conditions, an eye for plant health, and the ability to capitalize on inherent strong points and dominant features that are already in […]Continue Reading
Drake’s 7 Dees Landscape Earns Esteemed 2014 Angie’s List Super Service Award
Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service Drake’s has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2014. “Angie’s List is such a great tool for our landscape clients! It’s been […]Continue Reading
Hot off the truck for mid-February!
It is true that our focus over here on the Scholls Ferry side hasn’t exactly been on plants lately, with everything going on. In January, we did our inventory, performed a major revamp of our store processes, designed three garden room vignettes that are now under construction, and took some well-earned time off. This week, […]Continue Reading
Our Showroom progress!
It’s been a long road getting to this point, but it’s finally happening! 🙂 As I write this, our parking lot is full of trucks, cement mixers and fork lifts. Excitement is in the air, and rightfully so. This morning a new concrete path was poured around our showroom floor, and is now awaiting an […]Continue Reading