22 Jul 2015

How to Plant in a Pot Without Drainage Holes

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How to Plant in a Pot Without Drainage Holes

Some pots have drainage; others do not. It’s a pretty straightforward distinction, and yet that little hole at the bottom of your pot means a world of difference in terms of potting, plant care and maintenance. We field a lot of questions about how to plant in pots without drainage holes. Some people say not […]

1 Jul 2015

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Epiphytes: A Visit to Orchídeas Moxvinquil

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Epiphytes: A Visit to Orchídeas Moxvinquil

A few weeks back, Jesse had the opportunity to visit the Moxvinquil Orchid Preserve in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. The sprawling preserve is a veritable cornucopia of epiphytic plant-life. Consisting of thousands upon thousands of rescued plants and over 600 species of tillandsia, bromeliads, orchids and ferns (and more), the preserve is […]

2 Jun 2015

How To Re-Pot Indoor Plants and 5 Reasons Why You Should

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How To Re-Pot Indoor Plants and 5 Reasons Why You Should

The long daylight hours of late spring (and summer, for that matter) are like rocket fuel for indoor plants. With the higher temperatures and increased light, your plants just want to spread their roots and grow, grow, grow. To take advantage of the peak growing season, this is the perfect time to re-pot or pot […]

20 May 2015

5 Companion Planting Ideas for Organic Vegetable Gardens

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5 Companion Planting Ideas for Organic Vegetable Gardens

Plants are a lot like people. They have distinct likes and dislikes, preferences about what they’re fed and how often, how much they like to drink, and the things that make them happy or sad. And like people, your plants have friends and they have foes. When it comes to organic gardening, planting “friends” together […]

15 May 2015

Greenhouse Visit with Steve Buckee: Meet the Maker

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Greenhouse Visit with Steve Buckee: Meet the Maker

Plant cultivation is an art form. This artistry finds a unique expression in Steve Buckee, who owns a wholesale nursery south of Portland specializing in succulent and tropical plants. Plant obsession is practically a job requirement at Pistils, and so when a few of us were invited to visit Steve’s nursery earlier this spring, we […]

28 Apr 2015

5 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

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5 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

The trees are laden with blossoms, which means Mother’s Day is right around the corner. (To those of you who are mothers, Happy Mother’s Day!) With springtime as our guide, we’ve curated a list of our 5 favorite gift experiences and ideas. Whether you’re treating mom, or just treating yourself, we hope these ideas give […]

20 Apr 2015

How To Pre-Sprout Beans for Higher Yields and Earlier Harvest

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How To Pre-Sprout Beans for Higher Yields and Earlier Harvest

With our last frost date fast approaching in Portland (April 26th), it’s time to begin getting warm-season crops ready for planting. Beans germinate quite slowly in cool soils and will definitely appreciate the coming warm weather. If you’re like us, you’re eager to plant. It feels good, and ensures that you’ll get the earliest crop […]

7 Apr 2015

A Vine For Every Space: How to Grow Our Favorite Creepers

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A Vine For Every Space: How to Grow Our Favorite Creepers

The cool, moist and temperate weather makes spring an ideal time for planting. There are few better ways to quickly add height, color and texture to the garden than with vines. We love vines because of their versatility; train and prune them, and they’ll grow pretty much anywhere and in any shape your space requires. […]

25 Mar 2015

Five Reasons You Need Indoor Plants: The Many Benefits of Houseplants

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Five Reasons You Need Indoor Plants: The Many Benefits of Houseplants

Okay, given that plant obsession is essentially a job requirement here at Pistils, we’re a bit biased. But since we spend so much time around houseplants — both in the nursery and in our homes — we want to share with you some of the less obvious benefits of transforming your own home and workplace […]

16 Mar 2015

Top Ten Low Light Terrarium Plants

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Top Ten Low Light Terrarium Plants

We love terrariums. They’re like little universes that you can curate and style to your green thumb’s content. After all the work and love that goes into planning, planting, decorating, and admiring a terrarium, nothing feels worse than to have one fail on you. As those of us who just don’t get great sun in […]

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