Monday, August 29, 2011

Carnivorous Plants

The front of our shop always fills up with flies in late August. We know it is gross yet, they feed these little plants. These food chain whackers are the one and only venus fly traps. They are so interesting and pretty prehistoric looking. Do you have a fly problem? These plant jaws are your decorative answer. They are also great house plant but, they do have a dormant period.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Summer is Still Here

This is the time of year when you can simple walk around the block and everything is in bloom. Hydrangeas have exploded and the bee balm is out in it's full sprawl! Can you believe the colors of these roses? The light peach rose is like a beautiful ball of cotton candy. Step outside, don't let this summer pass you by. Look around at the abundance of colors. Go be a tree hugger.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Blue Skys

Thank you Chicago for all of these spectacular blue skies. The Air and Water show was this past weekend and it flew by, did you get to see it? Can you believe it is getting close to the end of August? Time to pack in as much fun as we can and stay outside as long as possible! This mix of lilies, queen ann's lace, hydrangeas and delphinium can surly help remind you of how beautiful it is outside.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Always Changing

Like ourselves, our shop is always changing. We hope you find that it is for the better! It is amazing what Paul Munro can do when a drill, a bunch of plants, and beautiful objects are within reach. The pictures are from one blissful Marguerite Gardens day. This is simply a representation of what it looks daily. Come on by pick something up and set it somewhere else. See what you can use to change up your space!

For your information the plants are on super sale right now!

Saturday, August 13, 2011


Coxcomb it looks like a colorful brain. There are so many colors of coxcomb and each one is simply stunning. Each has its distinct differences, either in their shape or their coloring. The arrangements here are a perfect representation of how coxcomb can truly hold it's own. Mixed with queen ann's lace, curly willow and proteas they prove to be the genius of this brainy floral array!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Catherine Hosta

Sometimes just simply looking at green can be so calming. Hope it can calm you, inspire you and/or help you dream. Green thumb or no green thumb, sit back for a little while and enjoy.

This photograph was taken at the Chicago Botanical Gardens.