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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Dividing Perennials in Fall

Dividing Perennials Many gardeners are in the know on this method of multiplying your favorite perennials… but it can still seem like a daunting task if you have never tried it before. Let us put your mind at ease a bit. Splitting perennials in the Fall can be some of your best time spent in […]

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Portland Fall Home and Garden Show – Oct 2-5 – EXPO Center

Happy Monday!!! As you’re planning out your week, please do not let these first few, rainy days dissuade you from looking forward to the weekend (as if we need to tell you that).  The forecast is showing cooler, but favorable skies for all of us weekend warriors after a front of wetness passes through Tuesday […]

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10 REASONS WHY FALL REALLY IS THE BEST TIME TO PLANT A TREE!

The soil is already warm!!! If you plant now, your tree will have at least a couple of months to develop a good root system before winter sets in. The root growth won’t really slow down until the soil temperature goes below 55°F. (The same benefits apply to anything you choose to plant, of course […]

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The new face of Drake’s Design & Garden Center

Even if you frequent our quaint little establishment with some regularity, chances are that we look quite different now than we did last time you were here. The slowing down of the planting season gave us the window of opportunity we needed. Over the past five weeks, the most visible part of  re-vamp we have dreamed […]

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