The Best Plants for Holiday Decorating

Plants 101

How to Bring Your Plants Indoors for the Fall and Winter

As begin to adjust to lower light (goodbye, daylight saving time), it’s time to bring our outdoor plants inside. To successfully transition your p...

Plants 101

Why Are My Plants Leggy?

If you’ve noticed that your plants are stretching up tall or leaning to a particular side, your plant may be craving more sunlight.  After your ne...

Plants 101

Satin Pothos

Learn how to care for the Satin Pothos or Scindapsus pictus!  The Satin Pothos (Scindapsus pictus) is native to Southeast Asia and has the reputat...

Plants 101

Schlumbergera (Zygocactus)

Learn how to care for the Schlumbergera, better known as Christmas cactus, Thanksgiving cactus or holiday cactus, a genus of cacti found in southe...

Plants 101

How to Identify and Treat Pests in Your Plants

There are different types of pests out there and we’ll help you to identify which ones are in your plants and how to get rid of them.   It’s a mo...

Plants 101

Our 6 Plant Picks For Fall

Autumn leaves are falling, and we’re embracing sweater weather and cozy time at home. If you’re a budding plant parent or would just like to add a...

Plants 101

How to Reuse Coffee Grounds for Your Plants

National Coffee Day is here and our minds are on our favorite cup of joe - and how we can use it to help our plants, too. If you’re a coffee drink...

Plants 101

Creating an Herb Garden at Home

Tired of the frequent trips to your local grocery store for fresh herbs? Here’s some tips on bringing the outside in and creating an herb garden ri...

Plants 101

How To Repot an Orchid

While the average tropical houseplant should be repotted about once a year in fresh potting mix, Phalaenopsis orchids are a whole different repotti...

Plants 101

How To Make Your Orchid Rebloom

Just as we start feeling the winter blues, our orchids start going into dormancy. When spring rolls around again, your Phalaenopsis orchid might ne...

Plants 101

Anthurium

Learn how to care for an Anthurium. Anthuriums are flowering plants native to the Americas. They are known for their brightly colored flowers, wh...

Plants 101

Phalaenopsis Orchid

Orchids are epiphytic in their native habitat, growing on trees and rock formations, instead of directly in the ground. The orchid family (Orchidac...

Plants 101

Aluminum Pilea

Learn how to care for the Aluminum Pilea. The small, but fast growing Pilea cadieri originates from rainforests in Vietnam. One of over 200 specie...

Plants 101

Maranta

Learn how to care for most varieties of Maranta. Maranta is the type-genus of Marantaceae, and is named in honor of Bartolomeo Maranta, an Italian ...

Plants 101

Calathea

Learn how to care for most varieties of Calathea! Calathea is a genus of neotropical rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plants; members of which are ...

Plants 101

Fiddle Leaf Fig

Learn how to care for most varieties of Fiddle Leaf Fig! Ficus lyrata is a species of evergreen tropical tree native to the tropical lowlands of we...

Plants 101

Rubber Tree

Learn how to care for most varieties of Rubber Tree! Ficus elastica is a species of evergreen tropical tree native to southern China, Southeast Asi...

Plants 101

Parlor Palm

Learn how to care for the Parlor Palm! Chamaedorea elegans, also known as the Neanthe Bella Parlor Palm, is one of our favorite true palms. Parlor ...

Plants 101

Monstera

Learn how to care for most varieties of Monstera! Monstera are species of evergreen tropical vines/shrubs that are native to Central America. Monst...

Plants 101

Dino Plant

Learn how to care for most varieties of Dino Plant! The Dino Plant, also known as the Selaginella lepidophylla, is an ancient rosette-forming herb ...

Plants 101

Norfolk Island Pine

Learn how to care for most varieties of Norfolk Island Pine! The Norfolk Island Pine hails from Norfolk Island, a small island in the Pacific Ocean...

Plants 101

Oxalis

Learn how to care for most varieties of Oxalis! Oxalis is the largest genus in the family Oxalidaceae and represents about 800 of the 900 species w...

Plants 101

Golden Pothos

Learn how to care for the Golden Pothos! The Golden Pothos, or the Epipremnum aureum, is native to Southeast Asia. It has the reputation of being o...

Plants 101

Pencil Plant (Euphorbia)

Learn how to care for the Pencil Plant! The Pencil Plant or Euphorbia Tirucalli is a succulent native to South and East Africa. The plant’s namesak...

Plants 101

Moon Valley Pilea (Pilea Mollis)

Learn how to care for the Moon Valley Pilea! The Moon Valley Pilea or Pilea Mollis is native to Central and South America. Its common name, Moon Va...

Plants 101

Majesty Palm (Ravenea Rivularis)

Learn how to care for the Majesty Palm! The Majesty Palm is a robust, tropical palm with graceful, feathery fronds that originates from Madagascar....

Plants 101

ZZ Plant

Learn how to care for the ZZ Plant! The Zamioculcas zamiifolia – or ZZ plant — is a tropical perennial native to Eastern Africa that has become pop...

Plants 101

Ripple Peperomia

Learn how to care for the Ripple Peperomia! The Peperomia genus has over 1000 species, but only a dozen or so make for good houseplants. The Pepero...

Plants 101

Jade Plant

Learn how to care for a Jade Plant! The Crassula ovata (or Jade Plant) originates from South Africa. The word crassus in Latin means “thick”. The n...

Plants 101

Haworthia

Learn how to care for the Haworthia! The Haworthia is a miniature succulent native to South Africa, and is one of the easiest houseplants to care f...

Plants 101

Philodendron

Learn how to care for the Heartleaf Philodendron! The Heartleaf Philodendron (Philodendron hederaceum) is an evergreen perennial vine, native to Tr...

Plants 101

Bird’s Nest Fern

Learn how to care for the Bird’s Nest Fern! Native to tropical regions such as southeast Asia, Australia, east Africa and Hawaii to name a few, Bir...

Plants 101

Canela Tree

Learn how to care for the Canela Tree, AKA the Cinnamon Plant! The Canela Tree, also known as the cinnamon plant, is related to the culinary cinnam...

Plants 101

Rex Begonia

Learn how to care for the Rex Begonia! Rex Begonias are admired for their fabulous foliage. The cultivar offers a wide range of colors, textures, a...

Plants 101

Peperomia Plants

Learn how to care for most varieties of Peperomia! The Peperomia genus has over 1,000 species, but only a dozen or so are suitable as houseplants. ...

Plants 101

Peperomia Obtusifolia (Baby Rubber Plant)

Learn how to care for the Peperomia Green (or Baby Rubber Plant)! The Peperomia Obtusifolia is a succulent-like variety of Peperomia, originally fo...

Plants 101

Arrowhead Plant

Learn how to care for the Arrowhead Plant! The Arrowhead (Syngonium podophyllum) is native to the tropical rain forests in Central and South Americ...

Plants 101

From A to ZZ Plant

A common houseplant that’s easy to grow sounds like the perfect plant, right? The ZZ Plant may very well be the perfect plant, known for its adapti...

Plants 101

Between Two Ferns

Ferns are fabulous. They are amongst the first plants on earth to form a vascular system, allowing them to tower over mosses and grow to heights ne...

Plants 101

What’s My Name: Plant Nomenclature

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. Shakespeare knew names were important. They can tell us a lot of information about something, or som...

Plants 101

Introduction to Bulbs

Not the electric kind you twist, but the ones you bury into soft, warm soil, lovingly water, and check in on (maybe a little too often), in hopes a...

Plants 101

Pick A Peperomia

Resembling the fan-favorite rubber plant, just tinier, Peperomia are plants in the peppercorn family, Piperaceae. Peperomia make great houseplants,...

Plants 101

Our Top Low-Maintenance Houseplants for Under $20

Not only can indoor plants transform a room’s aesthetic, but they also have the ability to boost mood, increase creativity, lessen stress, and filt...

Plants 101

Word On The Bird of Paradise

Unusual, gorgeous, tropical. If you’ve ever mistaken a plant for a bird, or vice versa, you may have encountered a Bird of Paradise plant. Let’s ta...

Plants 101

C is for Calathea

Calathea (Calathea spp. and hybrids.) is a genus of neotropical rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plants; members of which are referred to generally...

Plants 101

Pilea Peperomioides

Sure, money doesn’t grow on trees, but the Coin Plant / Chinese Money Plant (Pilea peperomioides) is worth spending some time on.

Plants 101

A is for Aroids

Take a closer look at this amazing yet common houseplant.

Plants 101

Hot in Here: Humidity 101

If you’ve ever experienced a New York summer, you might describe it as humid. The blankety, moisture-filled air that makes morning commutes sticky,...

Plants 101

Fiddle Me This: Caring for a Fiddle Leaf Fig

The trendiest plant in the game is of course, the Fiddle Leaf Fig. Flip through any home decor mag or scroll down design-y Instagram accounts and i...

Plants 101

What To Do When You See Mushrooms and Fungi in Soil

For millions of years, plants have been BFF’s with microbes found in soil, forming strong, intricate relationships. Plants interact with both bacte...

Common Care Questions

Plant Care Considerations: to pot or not to pot?

So your plant arrived in its nursery grow pot – now what? Read on to find out…

Common Care Questions

Key Plant Terms Glossary

Plant Physiology   Node Nodes are the places on a stem where leaves attach, and buds are. Buds may be recessed into the stem, but the node is usual...

Common Care Questions

Signs of Overwatering Your Plants

How do I know if I’m overwatering my houseplants? It’s easy to want to give your plant babies too much love and attention — but did you know overwa...

Common Care Questions

Best Time to Water Your Plants

When watering your houseplants, keep in mind the time of day. The best time to water indoor plants is during the morning hours, before the sunshine...

Common Care Questions

Size Matters

If the difference in your plant collection is a matter of size, you’ll want to make sure your small and big plants are getting the care they need. ...

Common Care Questions

Health Is Wealth, Get That (Plant) Green

Loving your plant is easy enough, but how well do we know our plants? While we fall hard and fast in love with plants, make them the center of atte...

Common Care Questions

Growth Spurts

Plants are like children in that, they grow up so fast. Ask any plant parent, or human parent for that matter. But the rate at which plants, like p...

Common Care Questions

New Digs: Moving Plants Small & Tall Short & Long Distances

Moving to a new home or apartment? Instead of painful, the process should be precious, especially if you are packing up a few plants. Keep these ti...

Common Care Questions

Calcium Buildup 101

Calcium. The stuff of strong bones is an essential element for all life. But while it’s necessary, sometimes calcium can buildup. Here’s the what, ...

Common Care Questions

Not So Mellow Yellow (Leaves)

If you’ve ever seen yellow leaves on your what-was-once-green-plant, read on to find out the causes, symptoms and solutions. It’s going to be fine!

Common Care Questions

Just Say No: Leaf Shine

Because plants should look like plants. Not plastic. First things first: We do not recommend using leaf-shining products on your houseplants. Plant...

Common Care Questions

Plant Care: Potting Mix 101

Most plants need soil to live. It’s where their roots are and where they get their water from. But it may surprise you to learn that not all soil i...

Common Care Questions

Plant Care: Plant Toxicity

Is there a creature making a meal out of your plant? Let’s take a look at the fascinating way plants protect themselves from being eaten.

Common Care Questions

Plant Care: Fertilizer

You know your new plant needs the right light and just enough water, but what about fertilizer? While it can be great for plants in the long-term, ...

Common Care Questions

How-to Repot Your Houseplant

With some simple tips and tricks, potting your houseplants is easy. If you want to switch up the decor or your plant is overgrown, proper potting i...

Common Care Questions

Why You Need Plants in Your Life

Indoor plants don’t just look good, they make us feel good mentally and physically, too. They've been shown to boost moods, increase creativity, an...

Ask The Sill

Perfectly Potted Bulbs for the Holidays

“I want to send someone a gift that will last longer than generic flowers! What do you suggest I send someone this Christmas?” - Charlie, San Antonio

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A Monthly Plant Subscription to Gift This Holiday

I need a great gift for my sister. She loves plants, but is hesitant to have them as her own. What’s a good choice for her?” - Becky, Boston

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The Membership Every Plant Parent Needs

“I’m a new plant mom and need help taking care of my new plant babies. Not sure where I can go to get tips—I just want to learn the basics. HELP!” ...

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The Easiest Indoor Plant

“I do NOT have a green thumb and am scared of killing plants. What do you think would be the easiest option for a beginner?” - Lauren, Portland

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The Ultimate DIY Terrarium Kit

“I want to make a terrarium! Do you have any plants that would be a good fit for this DIY?” - Beth, Boston

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The Best Light-Weight Floor Planter

“I need to repot my snake plant (it barely fits in its pot!) but I live in a fifth floor walk-up. Have any light weight floor planters?” Annie, San...

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A Cute Non-Toxic, Kid-Friendly Plant

“I’m a teacher and want to spruce up my classroom with plants. What’s a safe bet for a classroom filled with little kids?” Suzy, The Bronx

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A Unique Housewarming Gift

“My daughter is moving out and I want to send a housewarming gift her way. Do you have any cute gift sets that will be perfect for this?” Liz, Wash...

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The Best Gift to Say Congratulations on a New Job

“My friend just started a new job. I’d love to give her a plant that says good luck and send positive vibes, what do you recommend?” Amy, Denver

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The Perfect Desert Plant for Your Home

“I love that Joshua Tree style and want a desert look in my home. Do you have any low maintenance options?” Rachel, Los Angeles

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The Best Plant to Send to Your Best Friend

“I love a plant with a story. Anything that has special meaning behind it to gift to a friend?” Kat, Portland

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The Perfect Tablescape Decoration

“I’m hosting a dinner party at my apartment and am looking for unique table decoration ideas. I want to make my table setting pop and prefer greene...

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The Houseplant That You Don’t Have to Water Often

“I often forget to water my plants — whoops! What’s a good option for me that can handle staying a bit dry?” - Heather, Forest Hills

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The Best Plant for Propagation

“I love projects! Which plant from your selection is easy for a beginner to propagate?” —Hannah, Des Moines

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The Best Office Plant

“My sister just got a new job and I want to say congrats! What should I send her to spruce up her desk?” —Alyssa, Chicago

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The Plant That Loves a Humid Bathroom

“I have a small window in my bathroom and am dying to get some plants in there. What's a good bathroom plant that can survive high humidity?” —Bren...

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The Perfect Plant Gift for Delivery

“I have a friend that lives across the country and her bday is quickly approaching. What plant would travel well and arrive looking amazing?” —Stev...

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The Perfect Plant for a Hanging Basket

“I want to try a hanging basket (I love them on Insta!). What plant would look good in one of these?” —Emily, Telluride

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The Best Plant for a Sunny Space

“I get a lot of full sun in my living room. I’ve cooked a bunch of plants, which one can tolerate this sunshine?” —Laurie, San Diego

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The Best Pet-Friendly Plant for Your Home

“I’m a cat lady that loves plants. What kind of plant can I have in my house that's safe for my cats to be around?” —Stephanie, Brooklyn

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A Mother’s Day Gift Mom Will Love

“I need to send my Mom a present for Mother's Day! I've gotten her fruit baskets every year so I need something new. Any recommendations for a uniq...

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The Essential Low Maintenance Plant for Busy Schedules

“I want to incorporate some greenery into my apartment, but I am SO busy! I spend a lot of time traveling, so low maintenance is key. What fits my ...

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The Best Trailing Plant for Your Bookcase

"I want to liven up my bookcase! What plant would look good on a shelf next to my books?" —Nadine, Tucson

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The Ultimate Low Light Plant

“I live in a basement apartment in the city with very little light, but am craving some greenery. What plants do you recommend? Help me Chrissy!” —...

Design Tips

The Best Plants for Holiday Decorating

It's time for holiday shopping, and we have our houseplant picks for the perfect self care gift or present for a loved one. From Poinsettias to Mon...

Design Tips

How to Carve a Pumpkin Using DIY Stencils

Happy Halloween from all of us here at The Sill! We wanted to help you celebrate spooky season by carving (or painting) your pumpkins at home with...

Design Tips

Faux-Ever: How To Set Up Your Faux Plant

Now that your faux plant has arrived, here’s how to style it and make it a timeless piece in your home. To all the plant parents who can’t stand to...

Design Tips

12 Ways to Reframe + Refresh Your Home For Fall

Sweater weather is on its way, and we’re getting ready to make our homes cozier than ever by pairing plants and photos. Fall is upon us, and our w...

Design Tips

7 Ways to Bring Cottagecore to Life in Your Home

As we look to spend more and more time inside, here’s how you can bring the popular TikTok trend to your space. Picture it: you’re adding some fres...

Design Tips

How To Bring the Biggest Spring Home Decor Trend Into Your Home

Spring means taking fresh interior trends to the next level, especially when it comes to freshening up your space. Here’s how we're helping to bri...

Design Tips

Q&A with Interior Designer Anita Yokota

In this Q&A, we hear from therapist turned interior designer Anita Yokota, best known for her creative, yet functional designs on Instagram.

Design Tips

Four Ways to Style a Faux Monstera Frond

With the introduction of our faux line comes clever approaches for styling the fan-favorite frond.

Design Tips

How To: Styling with Real and Faux Plants

There are no hard rules when it comes to styling the real-deals with the faux, only a million possibilities.

Design Tips

The Top 10 Reasons to Go Faux

Sometimes, it’s okay to fake it. Read on for a round-up of the leading reasons you should be incorporating artificial plants into your life.

Design Tips

Plants By Room: Low Light Plants at Home

Floor-to-ceiling south-facing windows with lots of sunlight. Sounds nice, right? But if your place does not have these features, read on to find ou...

Design Tips

Plants By Room: Office Plants

Plants can instantly beautify and energize a space, boost your mood, reduce your stress levels, bring you tranquility, produce oxygen, and naturall...

Design Tips

Plants By Room: Bathroom Plants

Plants can instantly beautify and energize a space, boost your mood, reduce your stress levels, bring you tranquility, produce oxygen, and naturall...

Design Tips

Plant Propagation for Beginners

Propagating plants might sound like a drag, but depending on what type of plant you’re working with, it can be simple. Here's everything you need t...

Design Tips

Fine Vines: Trellising & Pruning Basics

Plants with vining or trailing habits will grow really large with proper care over time, but when our plants are vining or trailing out of control,...

Design Tips

It’s A Small, Plant World: Terrariums

Terrariums — chic glass vessels that house tiny plant worlds. You’ve seen them dangling delicately in groups or hanging out on window sills. But if...

Interviews

All Things Matcha with Dr. Weil and Matcha Kari

Dr. Andrew Weil, the founder of Matcha Kari, chats with us about the must-knows about matcha and the importance of plants in his everyday life. Ma...

Interviews

7 Women-Owned Businesses to Support This Season

If you’re getting started on holiday shopping, consider supporting these female-founded businesses and securing the perfect gift for anyone on you...

Interviews

How Detroit-Based Flower Press Elevates + Grows Artists

Meet a few of the artists behind Flower Press, a Detroit-based equitable publishing practice that features artists to elevate important issues. ...

Interviews

Plantfluencer Lisa Eldred Steinkopf

In this edition of Plantfluencer Stories – we hear from Lisa Eldred Steinkopf, who you might know as The Houseplant Guru. Lisa, how did you get in...

Interviews

caribBEING Founder Shelley Vidia Worrell on Elevating the Caribbean Community

Shelley Vidia Worrell, Founder & CEO of caribBEING, shares more about the journey of founding her business and the importance of wellness in Ca...

Interviews

Black-Owned Businesses to Support and Follow

As we look to work towards sustained anti-racism efforts, we want to amplify and elevate Black-owned businesses, especially those within the plant ...

Interviews

Plant Parenthood: Jerrilyn and Jonathan

In this edition of Plant Parenthood, we hear from LA-based plant couple Jerrilyn and Jonathan, known on Instagram as @TheRealPlantLadyP and @Plant...

Interviews

The Sill Team Reflects on Mother's Day: Love, Loss and Everything In Between

Mother's Day can be different for everyone, whether you celebrate your mother, don't celebrate the holiday at all or have created a new meaning fo...

Interviews

Plant Illustrations For When You’re in the Mood to Color

We are working closely with our illustrator friends to bring you templates to use when you feel like getting creative. Pick your favorite planty i...

Interviews

How To Know What Plant You’d Like Based on the Coffee You Drink

Maybe you like a simple, straightforward cold brew, or a more complex drink like a French press. Here’s what your coffee preference says about you...

Interviews

Nicole Centeno on The Importance of Self Care for Personal and Professional Growth

Nicole Centeno, Founder & CEO of ready-to-eat plant-based food company Splendid Spoon, shares more about her journey as a female founder and ho...

Interviews

The Sill Brooklyn Store Opening

On Friday, January 17th, the doors to the fifth Sill shop opened in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. We've been rooted in NYC since we first opened our Lower...

Interviews

Plantfluencer Anita Yokota

In this edition of Plantfluencer Stories – we hear from therapist turned interior designer Anita Yokota, who uses plants as a way to elevate the sp...

Interviews

Plantfluencer Jesse Goldfarb

In this edition of Plantfluencer Stories – we hear from Canadian plant artist and digital marketer Jesse Goldfarb. Jesse, can you share a little bi...

Interviews

Plantfluencer Anders Røyneberg

In this edition of Plantfluencer Stories – we hear from Norway based psychotherapist, agriculturalist, author and plant dad Anders Røyneberg. Ander...

Interviews

Plantfluencer Jan Robin

In this edition of Plantfluencer Stories – we hear from Slovenia based chemist, strategic sales manager and plant parent Jan Robin. Jan, how did yo...

Interviews

Plantfluencer Christopher Griffin

In this edition of Plantfluencer Stories - we hear from Brooklyn-based plant kween and community builder Christopher Griffin.

Interviews

Plantfluencer Alina Fassakhova

In this edition of Plantfluencer Stories – we hear from Brooklyn based visual artist and plant mom Alina Fassakhova.

Interviews

Plantfluencer Jamie Song

In this edition of Plantfluencer Stories – we hear from London based vintage art and object gallery dealer, and Instagram-famous plant dad, Jamie S...

Interviews

Plantfluencer Meagan Rosson

In this edition of Plantfluencer Stories – we hear from Brooklyn based plant mom and proud cat lady (and dog lady), Meagan Rosson.

Interviews

Plantfluencer Kyler Hurley

In this edition of Plantfluencer Stories – we hear from Los Angeles based plant dad and Sill ambassador Kyler Hurley.

Interviews

Plantfluencer Amy Lee

In this edition of Plantfluencer Stories – we hear from San Francisco based speech-language pathologist and Sill ambassador, Amy Lee.

Interviews

Plantfluencer Sarah Slusarick

In this edition of Plantfluencer Stories – we hear from North Carolina based art maker, photo taker, and Sill ambassador, Sarah Slusarick (aka @sar...

Interviews

Plantfluencer Maria Failla

In this edition of Plantfluencer Stories – we hear from New York City based Maria Failla, the founder of one of our favorite podcasts for budding p...

Notes From Our Founder

Get a Free Ticket to a July Virtual Workshop

Earlier this month, our founder & CEO Eliza shared some of the ways The Sill team is standing in solidarity with the Black community here. We h...

Notes From Our Founder

Brooklyn Has Reopened for Pickup & Delivery

To our New York friends & family,  In March, we preemptively made the decision to close our shops in New York and California to protect the hea...

Notes From Our Founder

The True Cost of Plants: Part 1

As we move into 2020, founder and CEO Eliza shares more about changes to come at The Sill.

Notes From Our Founder

Thoughts on The Sill’s 7th Birthday

Another trip around the sun! The Sill continues to evolve as a business, but our core mission has remained constant: bridge the gap between people ...