17 Aug 2016

Summer Plant Care: 8 Tips to Survive a Heat Wave

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Summer Plant Care: 8 Tips to Survive a Heat Wave

The heat of summer is finally here! With temperatures set to soar into the high 90s and low 100s in the Pacific Northwest this weekend, the time is now to get your houseplants ready to handle the heat and switch into summer plant care mode. Though some sun-loving plants like succulents and cacti are well […]

8 Apr 2016

How To Press Flowers and Preserve the Magic of Spring

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How To Press Flowers and Preserve the Magic of Spring

Spring is a special time of year. It seems that each day a new bit of color pops up in the neighborhood, whether it’s the bright green of the tulip shoots, the yellow of the daffodils, the deep purple of the violets, the creamy white of the magnolia blossoms or the bright pink of the […]

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 […]

12 Jan 2016

5 Ideas that will Brighten Up Your Home (and your Mood) in 2016

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5 Ideas that will Brighten Up Your Home (and your Mood) in 2016

Happy New Year! We hope you’ve had a beautiful transition into 2016. Though it’s quite grey this time of year in Portland, we’ve passed the winter solstice, which means that little by little the days are getting longer, and signs of the approaching spring have started to emerge (have you noticed the buds on the […]

28 Dec 2015

A New Year’s Eve Centerpiece That Brings Good Luck to the Table

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A New Year’s Eve Centerpiece That Brings Good Luck to the Table

The Winter Solstice has passed, the days are beginning to grow longer, and 2016 is around the corner. Now, as we ready our homes for the new year, the time is better than ever to set positive intentions, make resolutions and spread good luck. If you’re having a gathering this year, we’ve created a New […]

23 Nov 2015

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

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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! […]

14 Oct 2015

How To Propagate Plants for Beautiful DIY Holiday Gifts

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How To Propagate Plants for Beautiful DIY Holiday Gifts

It’s a fact: everybody loves plants and there’s a plant for everybody. Don’t believe us? Here are a few reasons why indoor plants are amazing. Whether the person you’re thinking of is a beginner or an expert, plants make amazingly thoughtful gifts. And they don’t have to be expensive. Here’s a secret: If you have […]

2 Jun 2015

How To Re-Pot Indoor Plants and 5 Reasons Why You Should

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How To Re-Pot Indoor Plants and 5 Reasons Why You Should

The long daylight hours of late spring are like rocket fuel for indoor plants. With the higher temperatures and increased light, your plants just want to spread their roots and grow, grow grow. To take advantage of the peak growing season, this is the perfect time to re-pot or pot up your houseplants. Whether you’re […]

20 Apr 2015

How To Pre-Sprout Beans for Higher Yields and Earlier Harvest

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How To Pre-Sprout Beans for Higher Yields and Earlier Harvest

With our last frost date fast approaching in Portland (April 26th), it’s time to begin getting warm-season crops ready for planting. Beans germinate quite slowly in cool soils and will definitely appreciate the coming warm weather. If you’re like us, you’re eager to plant. It feels good, and ensures that you’ll get the earliest crop […]

16 Mar 2015

Top Ten Low Light Terrarium Plants

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Top Ten Low Light Terrarium Plants

We love terrariums. They’re like little universes that you can curate and style to your green thumb’s content. After all the work and love that goes into planning, planting, decorating, and admiring a terrarium, nothing feels worse than to have one fail on you. As those of us who just don’t get great sun in […]

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