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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Patios – a landscape primer

Patios come in all shapes and sizes, fitted specifically to your family. Concrete Pavers, Stamped Concrete, or a minimalistic Crushed Rock are perfectly paired to your desired lifestyle.   Disconnecting downspouts? Drainage an issue? Permeable options allow storm water run-off to percolate naturally into the native soils. What’s more, a properly proportioned outdoor living space can […]

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Change is good!

August 1 is bringing some additional long-awaited change to Drake’s Design and Garden Center on Sholls Ferry Road. Some of the changes have already been noted by those who frequent our small but mighty establishment periodically. For one thing, for most of the past year, the former gift shop is now a Design Studio.  It […]

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