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These Are the Best Houseplants for your Zodiac Sign

These Are the Best Houseplants for your Zodiac Sign

Astrology is the belief that the stars and planets have helped to create our personalities, influence our daily lives and shape our stories. And who hasn't had the experience of...
Recipes for Houseplant Health: Soil Substrates and Potting Mixes

Recipes for Houseplant Health: Soil Substrates and Potting Mixes

Humidity Hack: How To Make a Pebble Tray - Pistils Nursery

Humidity Hack: How to Make a Pebble Tray and Why You Should

In the full heat of summer some of our thirsty plants can get a little fussy. To make things more tricky, many of our houseplants love moisture but hate "getting...
Houseplant Propagation 101: Growing New Roots

Houseplant Propagation 101: Growing New Roots

Have you ever seen a windowsill with glass jars filled with houseplant cuttings growing new roots? Every seasoned plant parent reaches a point when they want to start sharing their...
A Guide to Social Distancing with Plants – Part 2: DIY Plant Projects

A Guide to Social Distancing with Plants – Part 2: DIY Plant Projects

Working with your hands to create something is a kind of magic that can to lift up the spirits. Whether you are making a craft for a loved one or creating...
Spring Feeding: Houseplant Fertilizing 101

Spring Feeding: Houseplant Fertilizing 101

With springtime springing on us, we have been getting lots of questions in about houseplant fertilizing. When, howand why to fertilize your houseplants are all worthy questions that can help...
Inspiration for a Green-Thumbed Mother's Day: a Gift Guide

Inspiration for a Green-Thumbed Mother's Day: a Gift Guide

May is just about to sprout, and the scent of flowering trees fill the air. This time of year as our gardens, parks and forests spring to life, we always...
A Guide to Social Distancing with Plants – Part 1: Care

A Guide to Social Distancing with Plants – Part 1: Care

The global coronavirus pandemic has turned nearly all elements of daily life upside down. As we adjust to more time at home, we realize that even though we are isolated and struggling...
Looking for Larger Leaves? Try a Moss Pole

Looking for Larger Leaves? Try a Moss Pole

You have a trailing tropical or some epic epiphytes and you've hit your stride as a plant owner. Your houseplants are thriving – perhaps they're even starting to take over. Now that...
Should You Sing to Your Plants? Here's What the Science Says

Should You Sing to Your Plants? Here's What the Science Says

Can plants enjoy music just as we do? And can listening to music help them develop? If so, maybe we're not so different as we seem. The possible correlation between exposure...
New Year, New Blooms: Forcing Bulbs for Flower Magic

New Year, New Blooms: Forcing Bulbs for Flower Magic

You’ve made it through the whole year and it’s time to celebrate. Although the trees are bare and the flowers have fallen asleep, the winter weather leaves us wanting growth...
Tired of Terra Cotta? Take Your Plants Thrifting, A Guide

Tired of Terra Cotta? Take Your Plants Thrifting, A Guide

It’s easy to grow tired of terra cotta. While these classic clay pots offer a lower-priced planter option complete with drainage, they can quickly become less charming when most of...