16 Sep 2015

Embracing Autumn: Our Fall Resource Guide

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Embracing Autumn: Our Fall Resource Guide

Autumn is a season of transition. It embodies the culmination of the growing season, a last bounty before moving into winter’s sleepy mood. Fall is a time to take stock of all the adventure, beauty and growth of summer; a season to reflect, enjoy and explore. As the seasons change, it’s important to be mindful […]

15 Sep 2015

Announcing #InteriorRewilding: Telling Stories through Plant-filled Spaces

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Announcing #InteriorRewilding: Telling Stories through Plant-filled Spaces

Nothing inspires us quite like seeing what people do with plants in the spaces they love. It’s so exciting and gratifying to see folks using plants to help tell their stories. Last week, we launched #‪InteriorRewilding‬ (with a $20 store credit giveaway!) as a way to share these stories with you. Each Friday, we’ll feature […]

28 Jul 2015

Volunteer Park Conservatory: Seattle’s Tropical Plant Paradise

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Volunteer Park Conservatory: Seattle’s Tropical Plant Paradise

Part botanical garden, part architectural wonder, part carefully curated tropical plant paradise, Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory is a gorgeous, century-old victorian-style greenhouse, nestled in the city’s Capital Hill neighborhood. The conservatory houses a stunning collection of ever-rotating specimen plants, organized by plant type into five viewing rooms. We recently visited the Volunteer Park Conservatory while […]

22 Jul 2015

How to Plant in a Pot Without Drainage Holes

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How to Plant in a Pot Without Drainage Holes

Some pots have drainage; others do not. It’s a pretty straightforward distinction, and yet that little hole at the bottom of your pot means a world of difference in terms of potting, plant care and maintenance. We field a lot of questions about how to plant in pots without drainage holes. Some people say not […]

28 Apr 2015

5 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

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5 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

The trees are laden with blossoms, which means Mother’s Day is right around the corner. (To those of you who are mothers, Happy Mother’s Day!) With springtime as our guide, we’ve curated a list of our 5 favorite gift experiences and ideas. Whether you’re treating mom, or just treating yourself, we hope these ideas give […]

7 Apr 2015

A Vine For Every Space: How to Grow Our Favorite Creepers

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A Vine For Every Space: How to Grow Our Favorite Creepers

The cool, moist and temperate weather makes spring an ideal time for planting. There are few better ways to quickly add height, color and texture to the garden than with vines. We love vines because of their versatility; train and prune them, and they’ll grow pretty much anywhere and in any shape your space requires. […]

25 Mar 2015

Five Reasons You Need Indoor Plants: The Many Benefits of Houseplants

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Five Reasons You Need Indoor Plants: The Many Benefits of Houseplants

Okay, given that plant obsession is essentially a job requirement here at Pistils, we’re a bit biased. But since we spend so much time around houseplants — both in the nursery and in our homes — we want to share with you some of the less obvious benefits of transforming your own home and workplace […]

10 Mar 2015

How To Plant Strawberries from Bare Root Stock: Garden DIY

How To Plant Strawberries from Bare Root Stock: Garden DIY

Nothing says spring like the sweet-tart taste of the first crisp, red, home-grown strawberry. Although the calendar says the start of spring is still a few weeks off, now is the time to prepare your patch. But do you know how to plant strawberries? Our favorite way to plant a strawberry patch is to use […]

11 Feb 2015

Pistils Winter Wellness Instagram Giveaway Winner!

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Pistils Winter Wellness Instagram Giveaway Winner!

Last week, as part of our Meet the Maker interview with Portland Apothecary, we launched an Instagram giveaway around the theme of seasonal wellness. We asked folks to share a photo to answer the question: How do you stay happy, healthy and green through winter? The responses that came in are as beautiful as they […]

22 Jan 2015

Plants and Pets: Our 10 Favorite Pet-Safe Indoor Plants and 7 to Avoid

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Plants and Pets: Our 10 Favorite Pet-Safe Indoor Plants and 7 to Avoid

All too often in our nursery, people fall in love with a plant, only to remember, to their dismay, that not all houseplants are pet-safe. “Is this plant safe for dogs? Cats?” they ask. The answer, as it turns out, is a bit complicated. Many of the most common varieties are not pet-safe indoor plants. […]

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