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Spread Cheer with these Holiday Plant Crafts

Spread Cheer with these Holiday Plant Crafts

Cozy up with a cup of cheer and create along with us as we share these simple holiday plant crafts. We've selected simple and cost-effective projects that can easily be...
A Very Shippable Houseplant Holiday Gift Guide

A Very Shippable Houseplant Holiday Gift Guide

As the holidays draw near, our team at Pistils Nursery begins to feel like “houseplant elves” in our workshop. And so, we've compiled a list of our favorite houseplant gifts–and...
10 Spooky Plants to Haunt Your House This Fall

10 Creepy Plants to Haunt Your House This Fall

As we get into the spirit of fall, we are lighting candles, curling up in a cozy blanket, and sharing our top 10 creepy plants you will want to haunt your house...
Creative Reuse for Indoor Gardeners: Household Items for Your Houseplants

Creative Reuse for Indoor Gardeners: Household Items for Your Houseplants

Did you know that tucked away in your cabinets, drawers and closets, you likely have a large list of common household items that you can use to care for your houseplants?...
All About Begonias: A Guide for Successful Begonia Care

All About Begonias: A Guide for Successful Begonia Care

The Begonia is a classic houseplant and garden gem. With their diverse array of leaf sizes, shapes and colors, as well as a myriad of growth habits – not to...
Celebrating 20 Years: A Conversation with our Founder

Celebrating 20 Years: A Conversation with our Founder

Plants have the power to inspire, connect, and transform – they’re our reason for being, and a gift to be shared.  We founded Pistils Nursery in 2001, and for the...
Growing and Caring for Tropical Bulbs: Deciduous Aroids, Caudiciforms and Beyond

Growing and Caring for Tropical Bulbs: Deciduous Aroids, Caudiciforms and Beyond

Houseplant collectors everywhere have at least one large leafed tropical tucked in a corner of their home. However, another slightly more subtle group of tropical plants have made their way...
All About Araceae: A Guide to Growing and Caring for Indoor Aroids

All About Araceae: A Guide to Growing and Caring for Indoor Aroids

Aroid fever: you've either already got it, or soon will after discovering the diverse array of beautiful foliage (and flowers) in this precious plant family. Even if you haven’t heard...
Fulfilling our 1% for the Planet Commitment: Who We Supported in 2020

Fulfilling our 1% for the Planet Commitment: Who We Supported in 2020

One of our core values at Pistils is Community Consciousness. To us, that means an understanding that roles we play in our community, our environment and the world at large are...
Fondness for Fronds: An Introduction to Ferns

Fondness for Fronds: An Introduction to Ferns

A classic cornerstone for any houseplant collection is a well-watered fern, but what exactly is a fern? The more we learn about ferns and their allies, the more we grow...
Turning Over a New Leaf: A Houseplant New Year’s Tradition

Turning Over a New Leaf: A Houseplant New Year’s Tradition

Hopes are high for this particular New Year. As we find ourselves in the midst of a global pandemic in the heart of winter, this year we are skipping new...
12 Days of Plant Love: A Holiday Houseplant Gift Guide

12 Days of Plant Love: A Holiday Houseplant Gift Guide

Hoping your loved ones bring you something green this holiday season? It’s no secret that houseplants make fabulous holiday gifts, and there’s a green gift to give for each of...