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 […]

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 […]

3 Aug 2016

Late Summer Color: Five Flowers to Keep your Garden Glowing

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Late Summer Color: Five Flowers to Keep your Garden Glowing

Though it’s been quite cool in the Pacific Northwest, summer has officially switched into high gear with beginning of August. The sun is scorching, the ground is dry, and things are probably looking and feeling a little crispy in your garden. As the old adage says, “April showers bring May flowers.” But what about August? […]

15 Jul 2016

More Instagram Goodness: Houseplant Inspiration from the best of #InteriorRewilding

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More Instagram Goodness: Houseplant Inspiration from the best of #InteriorRewilding

It’s been nearly a year since we launched #InteriorRewilding, an Instagram hashtag in which we invited you all to share your green oases with us. And share you did: we’ve been so floored by the more than 1600 gorgeous photos that have come through the feed – so much houseplant inspiration. It’s been amazing to […]

25 May 2016

Pistils Rx: Troubleshooting Succulents and Cacti

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Pistils Rx: Troubleshooting Succulents and Cacti

“I love succulents. They’re the only plants I keep alive.” We hear it every day. But then again, we also hear, “I hate succulents. I always kill them.” This may seem like a paradox, but succulents and cacti can be the very easiest or the most challenging houseplants, depending on your environment and the care […]

5 May 2016

Peony Perfection: a Mother’s Day Garden Gift that Flowers Year After Year

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Peony Perfection: a Mother’s Day Garden Gift that Flowers Year After Year

Peonies are a springtime favorite. They emerge early, with beautiful mint green foliage and bright green-to-pink shoots that quickly set buds. The star of the show, of course, is the peony flower; from white, to yellow to pink to deep crimson, peony flowers are stunning, globe-like balls of color that last quite a long time […]

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 […]

30 Mar 2016

Crystal Healing: Our 9 Favorite Crystals and Their Properties

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Crystal Healing: Our 9 Favorite Crystals and Their Properties

Did you have a rock collection when you were a kid? We sure did. There’s something seemingly primal about finding new specimens, organizing them by size, shape or color, holding them in your hands and researching their properties. Maybe thats why as grown-ups, we’re so enamored of crystals and gemstones. There’s a lot to be […]

22 Mar 2016

Pistils Rx: 5 Reasons your Houseplant’s Leaves are Turning Brown

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Pistils Rx: 5 Reasons your Houseplant’s Leaves are Turning Brown

When we launched Pistils Rx a few weeks back, we got an outpouring of emails and comments from our readers asking plant questions. Thank you all for your photos and for describing your issues in such detail! Of the questions we received, no issue popped up quite as frequently as houseplant leaves turning brown. There […]

11 Mar 2016

Scenes from the Solarium: Portland’s Newest Tropical Plant Oasis

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Scenes from the Solarium: Portland’s Newest Tropical Plant Oasis

We’re so excited to share with you that after many months of construction, our Solarium expansion is now open! The Solarium was designed to be a tropical oasis; a warm, humid respite from Portland’s gray winters and a sunny, succulent enclave during our blue-skied summers. We’ve dedicated hundreds of hours tracking down rare, exotic and […]

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