Too many things just came in the door yesterday and today to take pictures of all of them, so instead I’ll just have to tell you about them and share these three images.
Carnivorous plants: sundew, venus fly traps, pitcher plants, and water hyacinth, too.
Cacti & succulents: haworthia, echevaria, colorful grafted cacti, several different sedum and crassula varieties as well.
Lots of herbs and vegeetables in stock for the first time this season: bak choi, watermelon, curry, tarragon, three kinds of mint, and lots of big flowering lavendar which is making the entire yard smell delicious, etc. . .
And they’re going fast, but I’ll mention them anyway because so many people have been asking about them. . . the mosquito’s least favorite plant, the Geranium Citrosa! Rub a little on your skin and repel bugs the natural way.
This Friday’s product spotlight is on our beloved Circular hanging planters that are so mod it hurts. Available in green, red and orange these ceramic beauties are great for indoors and out. They can deck out your patio or your den. In addition to their acrobatic nature, they also have a flat bottom and can be set on a tabletop if you so desire.
You can find them at our Chicago store hanging high or online. They’re the right amount of color, the right amount of spunk all wrapped up in a glossy package. Me-yow!
It’s that time of year! As proud supporters of all that is West Town Chicago we’re happy to be smack dab at the heart of West Fest in a few weeks. It’s located at the corner of Chicago and Damen a literal stone’s throw from our front door.
Make sure you leave a moment to swing by and say hi as the shop is always hoppin’ with a funky fresh beat (fo’ shizzle). There’s plants a plenty, fresh cut floral and terrariums galore. Take a break from the heat and step inside our air conditioned oasis and say hi!
It’s cool to be vegetarian right? Alternative food choices are all the rage, but when it comes to carnivorous plants, the standard has always been that they rely heavily on the nutrients that fat little mosquitoes, flies and other assorted insects.
Recently it’s been discovered that these plants with chompers are taking a lighter road, not to flatter their figure, but more so due to acid rain.
“The study, which is published in the latest issue of New Phytologist, noted how Swedish bogs that are traditionally populated with carnivorous plants have been affected by heavy acid rain. The increase in nitrogen has given the plant species so many nutrients they no longer need to eat insects.”
Our friends over at Inhabitat tell us that because of this change, that the plants could be burdened by having residual carnivorous traits and could be looking at extinction in certain areas. Poor sad bug eating plants, you’ll like salad for a little while. UNTIL YOU DIE. Well, only some of you. Evolution is a crazy thing.
Read more on this phenomenon over at Inhabitat.
This lovely image comes to us from Katie Schneider’s recent Chicago wedding. Photographed beautifully from Becca Heuer we love the bouquet as much as the bride and we were happy to help assemble such a picture perfect day!