Friday, January 30, 2009

Birdies






















Their little wings must be so tired. This is one of like 5 styles of birdies that we just got in. Were all a bit afraid of the yellow one at the top, it's a biter!

shapes.







look look.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

not our store dog,


This crazy dog pulled into port here at Sprout Home Chicago, and demanded some booty.

Look at Mother Natures Rays Shining Down On our Design Goddess


Valentines Day Can Have a Little Strangeness right?







so... yeah, kinda strange boxed up valentines day card/figurines deallies. They are even mailable. Were posting this here, because it might be a bit strange for the sprouthome.com website. right?

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Saturday, January 24, 2009

let it grow, let it grow, let it grow


So your thinking of maybe growing some flowers, herbs, and vegatables from seed? You can get a jump on that with Seeds Of Change Organic seeds. We just love this company, good stuff to support.

Change you can believe in... or just grow. We have lot and lots of variety here, come in and grab something new to your palate. Flowers, Herbs, and Veggies.

The List:

Snap Bush Beans, Yellow Mangel Beets, Mideast Prolific Cucumber, Arugala, Crimson Sweet Watermelon, Early Moonbeam Watermelon, Squash, Zucchini Cocozelle, Jalapeno Chile Pepper, Tarahumara Sunflower, Cherry Fox Tomato, Genovese Basil, Lemon Balm, Dill Mammoth, Greek Oregano, Summer Savory, Mixed Seashell Cosmos, African Marigold, Strawflower Giant, Mammoth Spineless Okra, Red Velvet Okra, Cosmo-Savoy Romaine Lettuce, Bronze Butterhead Lettuce, Frissee Endive, Mustard Greens, America Spinach, Roma Paste Tomato, Chadwick Cherry Tomato, Prize Of The Trials Tomato, Chile Relleno Pepper, Celebration Celery, Italian White Eggplant, Bush Bean Purple Snap, Blue lake Bush Bean, Catnip Seeds, Bouquet Dill, Italian Flat Leaf Parsley, Garden Sage, Sweet Annie, Hungarian Broom Corn, Scarlet Nantes Carrot, Kurota Chantenay Carrot, Detroit Dark Red Beets, Fall Time Leek, Harvest Queen Muskmelon, Early Green Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Italian Snap Pole Beans, Indian Woman Yellow Bush Bean, Rhubarb Chard, Garden Chives, Zulu P. Daisy, Black Beauty Eggplant, Gourd birds nest/bottle, Garden Champion Radish, Thai Basil, Feverfew, S.B. Cilantro, Chervil, Sweet Marjoram, Red Iceburg Lettuce, Cascadia Snap Pea, Chioggia Beet, Vates Collard Greens, Mesclun Salad, Lion's Tail-African, Little Finger Carrot, German Queen Tomato, Black Spanish Garden Radish, Matt's Wild Cherry Tomato, Casaba Crenshaw Melon, Watermelon Moon and Stars, Moneymaker Slicing Tomato, Broccoli Raab, Bright Lights Cosmos, Double Mix Portulaca, White Lisbon Bunching Onion, San Marzano Tomato, Soybean Sayamusume, Golden Purslane, Beet Greens, Wisconsin 55 Slicing Tomato, Daisy, Amana Orange Tomato, Perfection Fennel, German Chamomile, Pronto Beet, Tall Fernleaf Fiddleneck, Green Zebra Tomato, Gourmet Salad Mix, Orange Granade Safflower, Eryngium Blaukappe, Brightest Brilliant Quinoa, Sparkler Double Marigold, Stevia, Orange Fantasia Chard, and Helenor Rutabaga. If your gonna ride your bike 15 miles for some German Chamomile, you might want to call to make sure we still have it.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Lazy... or effective....



Feeling kind of lazy...? We are as well. We just planted some Rosemary in the new self watering rectangular window planters. They rock. And now we can chill out with the watering for a bit because the planter will do it just as well, bet you would like that eh? These are in Red, White, and Charcoal.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Some Ideas for Tillandsia (air plant) Display

Some white gravel

Some questonalble looking Spagnum Moss



Nice 9" diameter glass LSA globe (we have them in three sizes)


ixiodes tillandsia. Stiff little fella, these usually arrive with the bud about to pop out. they require some bright light, and a complete submerging in water about once a week.





Brachycaulos Miniata Tillandsia. A softer specimen that also needs some bright light, and a weekly dip in some water.





Nice centerpiece?







Tillandsia on white gravel bed.







Tillandsia chillin' out on a bed of moss.








Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A Post Holiday Season Tradition

January 2008 Poinsettia film.

videoNo actual poinsettia's were harmed during the filming..... ok, they were actually harmed.

A post holiday season tradition

videoThis useally happens here at Sprout Home Chicago when were wondering why we still have poinsettia in January. (2009)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009



Check out the creepy shadow..... of the beautiful Sweedish Ivy. It's way to cold, but at least the sun is with us today.

Look at these leaves.... Calathea Ornata! It's like miss mother nature painted stripes on these leaves.
This plant loves medium light, and it also likes to stay moist. We have them here in 6" pots.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Winter Times


its really nice how the trees do their thing. Nice, though bare in winter air.

second grade level


welcome to sprout home chicago,,,,,we are learning how to type right now,,,,,so please stay tuned. listening to Roseta stone right now and should be capable by the morning