24 Jan 2019

Winter Houseplant Care: Tips to Keep your Indoor Plants Thriving Through the Season

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Winter Houseplant Care: Tips to Keep your Indoor Plants Thriving Through the Season

The last cold gold sun rays of fall give way to the small blue hours of winter. Just like the maple trees letting go of their last leaves or the squirrels busily collecting acorns outside, your houseplants know. They have to make that little bit of light count. They slow down, growing less vigorously (and […]

11 Dec 2018

Gifts That Grow: Pistils Holiday Gift Guide, 2018

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Gifts That Grow: Pistils Holiday Gift Guide, 2018

It’s that time of year! Delight your loved ones this holiday season with gifts that grow, or beautiful tools and trinkets for the home and garden. Whether gifting to friends, family or treating yourself, we believe everyone can have a green thumb.  Gifts that Grow: Pistils Nursery Holiday Gift Guide, 2018 For the beginner Know someone who […]

15 Oct 2018

Dealing with Houseplant Pests, Part 2: The 7 Most Common Indoor Plant Bugs and How to Eradicate Them

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Dealing with Houseplant Pests, Part 2: The 7 Most Common Indoor Plant Bugs and How to Eradicate Them

When we bring a plant home, they become a part of the family. We take responsibility for their care. And just like children or pets, plants are dynamic living entities that sometimes get sick. Even if you’ve been very lucky so far, chances are that sooner or later, your luck will run out and you […]

3 Mar 2017

Finding Inspiration in the Plant Shops of Australia

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Finding Inspiration in the Plant Shops of Australia

We’re constantly on the lookout for new sources of green inspiration, and thanks to the growing plant communities on social media, we’ve been able to discover explore corners of the plant world we never even imagined. In fact, it doesn’t get much further away than Australia which, if our Instagram explorations are any indication, is […]

31 Aug 2015

Seasonal Health with Sweet Honey Farmacy: Meet the Maker

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Seasonal Health with Sweet Honey Farmacy: Meet the Maker

The changing of the seasons is here: it’s definitely still summer, since the days are long, the flowers are in bloom, and the sun is hot. But, the first rains of fall are arriving, the winds have begun to blow, and change is in the air. As the season begins to change, our bodies become […]

1 Jul 2015

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Epiphytes: A Visit to Orchídeas Moxvinquil

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Epiphytes: A Visit to Orchídeas Moxvinquil

A few weeks back, Jesse had the opportunity to visit the Moxvinquil Orchid Preserve in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. The sprawling preserve is a veritable cornucopia of epiphytic plant-life. Consisting of thousands upon thousands of rescued plants and over 600 species of tillandsia, bromeliads, orchids and ferns (and more), the preserve is […]

15 May 2015

Greenhouse Visit with Steve Buckee: Meet the Maker

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Greenhouse Visit with Steve Buckee: Meet the Maker

Plant cultivation is an art form. This artistry finds a unique expression in Steve Buckee, who owns a wholesale nursery south of Portland specializing in succulent and tropical plants. Plant obsession is practically a job requirement at Pistils, and so when a few of us were invited to visit Steve’s nursery earlier this spring, we […]

23 Feb 2015

Obsidian Wind Chimes, Sonic Sculptures: Meet the Maker

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Obsidian Wind Chimes, Sonic Sculptures: Meet the Maker

When we first laid eyes on Deborah and Richard Bloom’s obsidian wind chimes a few years back, we knew we had to bring them into our shop. You might not think of stone as resonant. Neither did we. But the sound of these chimes is truly something to behold, and each piece resonates differently. The […]

4 Feb 2015

Portland Apothecary’s Community Supported Herbalism: Meet the Maker

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Portland Apothecary’s Community Supported Herbalism: Meet the Maker

Portland Apothecary is close to our heart; this talented crew of acupuncturists, herbalists and plant lovers has been at the forefront of the local maker and traditional remedy movement, launching a seasonal Community Supported Herbalism (CSH) and consistently creating remedies that are as beautiful to use as they are to behold. As part of our […]

2 Dec 2014

Bee Local’s Damian Magista Redefines Local Honey: Meet the Maker

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Bee Local’s Damian Magista Redefines Local Honey: Meet the Maker

We’re wild about honey at Pistils: its rich taste, creamy texture and warm colors. In the quest to build our “honey wall” (6 producers, 15 varietals and counting!), we’ve tasted loads and loads of honey. What we’ve learned is that that not all honeys are created equal: the variety, both in quality and flavor, is […]

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