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 […]

6 Apr 2018

An Introduction to Anthuriums: Our 5 Favorite Species and Anthurium Care

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An Introduction to Anthuriums: Our 5 Favorite Species and Anthurium Care

Somehow both elegant and bizarre, Anthuriums have a certain undeniable magnetism about them. They are certainly charming like their more easygoing cousin the philodendron, but there is a wildness in those hulking leaves and neon flowers that says unmistakably, ‘I belong to the jungle’. While Anthurium care is a little different than that of most […]

22 Sep 2017

How to Plant Trees, Shrubs, Perennials and Bulbs this Fall

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How to Plant Trees, Shrubs, Perennials and Bulbs this Fall

The winds are picking up. The clouds are rolling in. The morning are cool and rain is falling from the sky. Yes: the seasons have changed, summer has said its sweet farewell, and fall is in the air. Fall is a perfect time to add new life to your garden, and so we thought we’d […]

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 […]

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