8 Aug 2014

Grow Mushrooms at Home: Meet the Maker

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Grow Mushrooms at Home: Meet the Maker

The Pacific Northwest is famous for mushrooms. From the golden, aromatic Chanterelle, to the elusive, honeycombed Morel, to the fiery red Lobster Mushroom, Portlanders have unique access to some of the most prized culinary ingredients on earth. But mushroom foraging doesn’t have to end in the woods. Thanks to some dedicated fungiphiles and excellent product […]

24 Jul 2014

Hot Weather Gardening: Landscape Design Tips

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Hot Weather Gardening: Landscape Design Tips

It’s been HOT here lately! With temperatures in the upper 90s, and nighttime temperatures rarely dropping below the mid- 60s last week, we noticed drooping plants everywhere. The dog days of summer don’t mean it’s time to give up your garden. With a little extra care and planning, you can learn the tricks to hot […]

17 Jul 2014

Make An Aerium: Projects for Interior Rewilding

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Make An Aerium: Projects for Interior Rewilding

We’re always striving for simplicity at Pistils. Our small shop walks the line between carefully curated and chaotic clutter. Perhaps that’s why, in recent years, we’ve gravitated towards aeriums both in our shop and in our homes: they’re elegant and eye-catching, yet contained. And fortunately, you can make an aerium with that same cherished simplicity. […]

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