Spring 2015 Portland Home and Garden Show

Who is ready for spring?  We certainly are!  And coming up in February is the 68th Annual Portland Home and Garden Show.  Each year the show draws thousands of attendees to the show with ideas, plans and dreams, and the Portland Home and Garden Show is ready with plenty of home experts and garden gurus.  […]

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Drake’s 7 Dees Landscaping – “Best Of Houzz 2015”!

Annual Survey and Analysis of Community of Over 25 Million Monthly Users Reveals Drake’s 7 Dees Landscaping as one of the Top-Rated Home Remodeling Professionals and Design Trends Houzz (www.houzz.com), the leading platform for home remodeling and design, today announced the community’s picks for Best Of Houzz 2015, a homeowner-to-homeowner guide to the top home […]

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Ingenuity and creativity in the neighborhood!

This past weekend, a gentleman in the neighborhood walked in to the store and bought four or five of our tillandsias. He told me he had quite a collection, and that he had cast one of them in brass. REALLY? By now, my interest was very much peaked, and I asked him to send me […]

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Eight awesome, creative, affordable, seasonal gifts from Drake’s

It’s cold to work at a nursery when King Winter visits. Good thing we can rest our eyes and thaw our frosted souls on the many pretty items adorning the greenhouse. If you’re lucky enough to stand in the right place (or the wrong place, depending on your perspective), you might even get a kiss from one […]

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And so it begins – a whole new Holiday Season at Drake’s! 

As the days got shorter and darker, we clad the trees along the bike lane and road with lights. It used to be awfully dark, but no more. Consider it our gift to the community. 🙂 We draped garland along our fence,  and decorated the fence posts. We made wreaths… …. and planters. We rigged up […]

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Marvelous mycorrhizae

A customer walked in the other day, and was quite distraught. Earlier in the spring, she had purchased a rose fertilizer developed by the Portland Rose Society from us. In the past, she had always bought the conventional form of it directly from the Society, but this time, she had bought the organic version, and […]

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