31 Jul 2018

Plant Care = Self Care: Discover the Health Benefits of Houseplants

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Plant Care = Self Care: Discover the Health Benefits of Houseplants

You don’t have to tell us that houseplants are beautiful, and that tending to them can quickly become a hobby and, for some of us, an obsession. No matter who we are or where we come from, from the smallest apartment to the most lavish sunroom, a plant makes a difference. It seems to instantly […]

31 May 2018

Variegated Indoor Plants: The Science Behind the Latest Houseplant Trend

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Variegated Indoor Plants: The Science Behind the Latest Houseplant Trend

“Do you have Variegated Monstera deliciosa?” Of the countless plants requested in our shop, perhaps none is more highly sought after than this one. (The answer, by the way, is that yes, we very occasionally do have it, but not all that often… yet!). But it’s not just Variegated Monstera that’s capturing the attention of […]

6 Apr 2018

An Introduction to Anthuriums: Our 5 Favorite Species and Anthurium Care

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An Introduction to Anthuriums: Our 5 Favorite Species and Anthurium Care

Somehow both elegant and bizarre, Anthuriums have a certain undeniable magnetism about them. They are certainly charming like their more easygoing cousin the philodendron, but there is a wildness in those hulking leaves and neon flowers that says unmistakably, ‘I belong to the jungle’. While Anthurium care is a little different than that of most […]

22 Sep 2017

How to Plant Trees, Shrubs, Perennials and Bulbs this Fall

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How to Plant Trees, Shrubs, Perennials and Bulbs this Fall

The winds are picking up. The clouds are rolling in. The morning are cool and rain is falling from the sky. Yes: the seasons have changed, summer has said its sweet farewell, and fall is in the air. Fall is a perfect time to add new life to your garden, and so we thought we’d […]

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 […]

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