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 […]

23 Nov 2015

5 Tips to Revitalize Houseplants (and Keep Them Alive in Winter)

5 Tips to Revitalize Houseplants (and Keep Them Alive in Winter)

It happens every year like clockwork: just before Thanksgiving, your houseplants look a bit droopy. Leaves start turning yellow, and they just look generally unhappy. This is a hard time of year for your indoor plant friends, especially if you live in the Pacific Northwest where our days are particularly short. But not to worry! […]

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. […]

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