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

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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. […]

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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