11 Dec 2018

Gifts That Grow: Pistils Holiday Gift Guide, 2018

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Gifts That Grow: Pistils Holiday Gift Guide, 2018

It’s that time of year! Delight your loved ones this holiday season with gifts that grow, or beautiful tools and trinkets for the home and garden. Whether gifting to friends, family or treating yourself, we believe everyone can have a green thumb.  Gifts that Grow: Pistils Nursery Holiday Gift Guide, 2018 For the beginner Know someone who […]

3 Dec 2018

Traveling with Houseplants: A Guide to Moving Plants by Car, Plane and Mail

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Traveling with Houseplants: A Guide to Moving Plants by Car, Plane and Mail

Sometimes, as plant people, we are faced with the rather delicate task of traveling with houseplants. Maybe you want to bring all those stray propagations you’ve started along as gifts for the holidays. Maybe you need to move to a new state with your collection. Or maybe while traveling, you stop by a little nursery […]

30 Nov 2018

Dealing with Houseplant Pests, Part 3: Q/A with our Plant Health Specialist

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Dealing with Houseplant Pests, Part 3: Q/A with our Plant Health Specialist

When it comes down to it, learning to appropriately treat houseplant pests has a lot to do with experience. Whether it’s learning to spot problems before they start, to decide what treatment is appropriate, or when it might be time to throw in the towel, you’ll get better alongside your level of exposure to issues. […]

12 Nov 2018

Plant Podcasts: Five Favorites for Plant Education, Inspiration and Appreciation

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Plant Podcasts: Five Favorites for Plant Education, Inspiration and Appreciation

Plants make us more at home in the world, offering a lifetime of fascinating perspective to those who take the time to look a little closer and educate themselves. Here at Pistils, we love our trove of botany and gardening books, but podcasts are another easy, engaging way to find new information and fascinating ideas […]

15 Oct 2018

Dealing with Houseplant Pests, Part 2: The 7 Most Common Indoor Plant Bugs and How to Eradicate Them

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Dealing with Houseplant Pests, Part 2: The 7 Most Common Indoor Plant Bugs and How to Eradicate Them

When we bring a plant home, they become a part of the family. We take responsibility for their care. And just like children or pets, plants are dynamic living entities that sometimes get sick. Even if you’ve been very lucky so far, chances are that sooner or later, your luck will run out and you […]

2 Oct 2018

Dealing with Houseplant Pests, Part 1: Background, Prevention and Treatment Methods

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Dealing with Houseplant Pests, Part 1: Background, Prevention and Treatment Methods

Consider yourself something of a super plant parent? Houseplant pests will really test your mettle. Your favorite plant that has thrived for months or even years suddenly droops or yellows. Perhaps its new leaves unfurl puckered and deformed. A closer look might make you shiver. Not only is there something, well, kind of creepy about […]

21 Aug 2018

Drought Tolerant Plants: Our 15 Favorites for Late Summer Gardens

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Drought Tolerant Plants: Our 15 Favorites for Late Summer Gardens

Like any season, late summer arrives with its own charms. We linger outside on long, balmy evenings. We begin to miss the sound of rain on the roof. We see the first faint blush of fall color. But for many gardeners, it can be a stressful time of reckoning: Did your garden thrive (perhaps with […]

31 Jul 2018

Plant Care = Self Care: Discover the Health Benefits of Houseplants

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Plant Care = Self Care: Discover the Health Benefits of Houseplants

You don’t have to tell us that houseplants are beautiful, and that tending to them can quickly become a hobby and, for some of us, an obsession. No matter who we are or where we come from, from the smallest apartment to the most lavish sunroom, a plant makes a difference. It seems to instantly […]

31 May 2018

Variegated Indoor Plants: The Science Behind the Latest Houseplant Trend

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Variegated Indoor Plants: The Science Behind the Latest Houseplant Trend

“Do you have Variegated Monstera deliciosa?” Of the countless plants requested in our shop, perhaps none is more highly sought after than this one. (The answer, by the way, is that yes, we very occasionally do have it, but not all that often… yet!). But it’s not just Variegated Monstera that’s capturing the attention of […]

13 Apr 2018

Photo Journal: Kula Botanical Garden, Maui, Hawaii

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Photo Journal: Kula Botanical Garden, Maui, Hawaii

We love seeing the plants we commonly think of as houseplants growing in an environment that allows them to grow to their full potential, whether that’s their native habitat or an urban botanical garden. That’s why, on a recent visit to Maui, Hawaii, we were so delighted to discover the Kula Botanical Garden, as it’s […]

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