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 […]

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 […]

17 Feb 2016

Pistils Rx: Small New Growth on Indoor Plants

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Pistils Rx: Small New Growth on Indoor Plants

It’s happened to all of us. Suddenly, your big, beautiful tropical plant is only putting out small new growth; tiny little leaves that look puny and immature compared to the rest of the plant. What’s worse, they often wilt shortly after they appear! There are a few reasons why your indoor plants might put out […]

5 Feb 2016

Introducing Pistils Rx: Your Plant Problems and How To Fix Them

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Introducing Pistils Rx: Your Plant Problems and How To Fix Them

Over the years, we’ve been lucky enough to come by a wide variety of tropical plants, succulents and cacti, and spend enough time with them to watch how they react to our care. Plants tell you what they need, and if you know what to look for, you can answer their calls for better houseplant […]

28 Jan 2016

10 Inspiring Instagram Accounts You Need to Follow If You Love Plants

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10 Inspiring Instagram Accounts You Need to Follow If You Love Plants

We find inspiration all over the place, from the homes of our friends and co-workers, to print publications and books, to shops and galleries around Portland and around the world. Recently, though, Instagram has become one of our favorite and most fulfilling places to search for indoor plant photography. We’re consistently finding new and beautiful […]

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 […]

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