25 Jul 2017

Photo Diary: Greenhouse Visit to Brooklyn Botanic Garden Conservatory

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Photo Diary: Greenhouse Visit to Brooklyn Botanic Garden Conservatory

There’s nothing like a greenhouse visit for burst of tropical inspiration. On a recent visit to New York, we were able to sneak away for a few hours and get lost in one of the city’s gems: the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The 52 acre garden mostly showcases gorgeous outdoor material, and in the heat of […]

20 Apr 2017

All About Bromeliads: Our New Favorite Bromeliad Genera and How To Care For Them

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All About Bromeliads: Our New Favorite Bromeliad Genera and How To Care For Them

There’s just something about bromeliads. From their unique shapes and sizes, bright colorful patterns and large, dramatic flowers, these easy-to-care-for houseplants simply scream “indoor jungle.” The Bromeliad family is native (mostly) to the tropical Americas, and contains over 3,000 species! Some of these are extremely popular – like Air Plants and Pineapple (yes, the fruit!). […]

27 Mar 2017

Poisonous Houseplants: 10 Indoor Plants for Pet Owners and Parents to Avoid

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Poisonous Houseplants: 10 Indoor Plants for Pet Owners and Parents to Avoid

It’s a sad but inevitable discovery in the journey of plant parenthood: some of your indoor plants just aren’t safe if you have pets or small children. While beautiful to behold, many popular genera of houseplants are toxic, whether mildly or severely. Worse, still others can cause skin irritation with too much handling. The good […]

3 Mar 2017

Finding Inspiration in the Plant Shops of Australia

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Finding Inspiration in the Plant Shops of Australia

We’re constantly on the lookout for new sources of green inspiration, and thanks to the growing plant communities on social media, we’ve been able to discover explore corners of the plant world we never even imagined. In fact, it doesn’t get much further away than Australia which, if our Instagram explorations are any indication, is […]

7 Feb 2017

Pistils Rx: Common Houseplant Care Misconceptions

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Pistils Rx: Common Houseplant Care Misconceptions

Ever killed a houseplant? Don’t worry – we all have. As one of our favorite growers says, “You have to kill a plant to know how to keep it alive.” While this attitude might be a bit extreme, it’s really true that personal experience caring for plants is often worth way more than time spent […]

12 Jan 2017

A Pistils Nursery Snow-day in Portland, Oregon

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A Pistils Nursery Snow-day in Portland, Oregon

Between Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon, Portland Oregon was dumped with over a foot of snow. That may not sound like much if you’re from elsewhere in the country, but for us Portlanders, it was (and continues to be) BIG news. Because our city is not equipped with a large fleet of snow plows, it’s […]

4 Jan 2017

Greenery Houseplants: 10 Favorite Plants that Perfectly Match Pantone’s Color of the Year

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Greenery Houseplants: 10 Favorite Plants that Perfectly Match Pantone’s Color of the Year

Green has been our favorite color for a long, long time. Whatever the shade, whether warm or cool, the color green contains an inherent connection to the natural world and helps us feel grounded and relaxed. That’s why it’s no surprise to us that Pantone chose “Greenery” as it’s color of the year for 2017. […]

24 Oct 2016

All About Alliums: A Planting Guide For Deep Purple and Pink Spring Color

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All About Alliums: A Planting Guide For Deep Purple and Pink Spring Color

Spring is probably far from your mind, as the change of seasons is in full swing and fall is reaching its peak. It may seem a bit bizarre to be publishing a blog post about spring flowers in mid-October, but if you want a beautiful show of spring color int the garden, now is precisely […]

22 Sep 2016

Plant Crush: Meet The Tree Fern

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Plant Crush: Meet The Tree Fern

Tree fern. The name sounds like a bit of a contradiction, as we’re used to thinking of ferns as the lush green plants that fill the understory of our Northwest forests. But in other parts of the world, ferns get big. Really big. Specifically, this happens in Australia, where ferns grow to dinosaur-like proportions. Enter […]

19 Aug 2016

Shop Update: A Pop-up Plant Shop in Montavilla

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Shop Update: A Pop-up Plant Shop in Montavilla

We’re thrilled to announce our collaboration with Maven Collective to bring a pop-up plant shop to Portland’s Montavilla neighborhood! Nestled in the front window of Maven, a beautifully curated vintage shop, the Pistils Nursery pop-up contains 300 square feet of lush specimen tropicals, cacti and succulent plants, coupled with a favorite selection of goods for […]

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