25 Jul 2017

Photo Diary: Greenhouse Visit to Brooklyn Botanic Garden Conservatory

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Photo Diary: Greenhouse Visit to Brooklyn Botanic Garden Conservatory

There’s nothing like a greenhouse visit for burst of tropical inspiration. On a recent visit to New York, we were able to sneak away for a few hours and get lost in one of the city’s gems: the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The 52 acre garden mostly showcases gorgeous outdoor material, and in the heat of […]

20 Apr 2017

All About Bromeliads: Our New Favorite Bromeliad Genera and How To Care For Them

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All About Bromeliads: Our New Favorite Bromeliad Genera and How To Care For Them

There’s just something about bromeliads. From their unique shapes and sizes, bright colorful patterns and large, dramatic flowers, these easy-to-care-for houseplants simply scream “indoor jungle.” The Bromeliad family is native (mostly) to the tropical Americas, and contains over 3,000 species! Some of these are extremely popular – like Air Plants and Pineapple (yes, the fruit!). […]

27 Mar 2017

Poisonous Houseplants: 10 Indoor Plants for Pet Owners and Parents to Avoid

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Poisonous Houseplants: 10 Indoor Plants for Pet Owners and Parents to Avoid

It’s a sad but inevitable discovery in the journey of plant parenthood: some of your indoor plants just aren’t safe if you have pets or small children. While beautiful to behold, many popular genera of houseplants are toxic, whether mildly or severely. Worse, still others can cause skin irritation with too much handling. The good […]

12 Jan 2017

A Pistils Nursery Snow-day in Portland, Oregon

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A Pistils Nursery Snow-day in Portland, Oregon

Between Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon, Portland Oregon was dumped with over a foot of snow. That may not sound like much if you’re from elsewhere in the country, but for us Portlanders, it was (and continues to be) BIG news. Because our city is not equipped with a large fleet of snow plows, it’s […]

22 Sep 2016

Plant Crush: Meet The Tree Fern

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Plant Crush: Meet The Tree Fern

Tree fern. The name sounds like a bit of a contradiction, as we’re used to thinking of ferns as the lush green plants that fill the understory of our Northwest forests. But in other parts of the world, ferns get big. Really big. Specifically, this happens in Australia, where ferns grow to dinosaur-like proportions. Enter […]

19 Aug 2016

Shop Update: A Pop-up Plant Shop in Montavilla

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Shop Update: A Pop-up Plant Shop in Montavilla

We’re thrilled to announce our collaboration with Maven Collective to bring a pop-up plant shop to Portland’s Montavilla neighborhood! Nestled in the front window of Maven, a beautifully curated vintage shop, the Pistils Nursery pop-up contains 300 square feet of lush specimen tropicals, cacti and succulent plants, coupled with a favorite selection of goods for […]

15 Jul 2016

More Instagram Goodness: Houseplant Inspiration from the best of #InteriorRewilding

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More Instagram Goodness: Houseplant Inspiration from the best of #InteriorRewilding

It’s been nearly a year since we launched #InteriorRewilding, an Instagram hashtag in which we invited you all to share your green oases with us. And share you did: we’ve been so floored by the more than 1600 gorgeous photos that have come through the feed – so much houseplant inspiration. It’s been amazing to […]

30 Mar 2016

Crystal Healing: Our 9 Favorite Crystals and Their Properties

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Crystal Healing: Our 9 Favorite Crystals and Their Properties

Did you have a rock collection when you were a kid? We sure did. There’s something seemingly primal about finding new specimens, organizing them by size, shape or color, holding them in your hands and researching their properties. Maybe thats why as grown-ups, we’re so enamored of crystals and gemstones. There’s a lot to be […]

11 Mar 2016

Scenes from the Solarium: Portland’s Newest Tropical Plant Oasis

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Scenes from the Solarium: Portland’s Newest Tropical Plant Oasis

We’re so excited to share with you that after many months of construction, our Solarium expansion is now open! The Solarium was designed to be a tropical oasis; a warm, humid respite from Portland’s gray winters and a sunny, succulent enclave during our blue-skied summers. We’ve dedicated hundreds of hours tracking down rare, exotic and […]

26 Feb 2016

Spring Indoor Plant Care: 5 Steps to Happier Houseplants

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Spring Indoor Plant Care: 5 Steps to Happier Houseplants

Here in the Maritime Northwest, spring has a habit of coming early. Some call it the “February Fake-out,” with sunny days, temperatures in the high 60’s and the Camellia trees in full blossom. But even if it’s still frosty where you live, the days are getting longer and this means that your houseplants are beginning […]

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