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. […]

12 Jan 2015

Hoya Plant Care: How to Grow Our Top 5 Cultivars

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Hoya Plant Care: How to Grow Our Top 5 Cultivars

If you remember a vine creeping around your grandmother’s kitchen, chances are it was a Hoya plant. This tropical indoor plant — often called a “Wax plant” due to its thick waxy leaves — is a classic because it lives forever, grows to be enormous, and creates beautiful, porcelain-like fragrant flower clusters (it’s also often […]

24 Dec 2014

Easy Indoor Plants: Our Top 5 for the Horticulturally Challenged

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Easy Indoor Plants: Our Top 5 for the Horticulturally Challenged

“I kill plants.” We hear that phrase time and time again in the nursery. People want to bring plants into their homes or give them as gifts to people they love, and yet the thought that the plant might croak weighs on their conscience. You or the person you’re thinking of have a black thumb? […]

22 Oct 2014

Ideas for a Rainy Day in Oregon

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Ideas for a Rainy Day in Oregon

They call it the Pineapple Express — not the Judd Apatow comedy film, but rather the flood of rain that hits the Pacific Northwest this time of year. Known as an “atmospheric river,” the Pineapple Express has its origins in the typhoons of the Pacific islands, where a combination of warm temperatures, high humidity and […]

1 Sep 2014

Web Shop Photoshoot: Behind the Scenes

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Web Shop Photoshoot: Behind the Scenes

It was 90 degrees, the sun was blaring, and all hands were on deck for our two-day web shop photoshoot. In response to enthusiasm over our web shop, and requests for more product availability, we’ve decided to greatly expand the breadth of our online offerings, and what better way to celebrate great products than with […]

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