Botanical Artist interesting finds: Gallery 19, Alapash, Real Soap Guys

Gallery 19 Artisan Market this weekend

July 11 this Friday 7pm to 10pm opening party

If you can not make Friday, stop in Saturday or Sunday 9am to 4pm at 1967 1/2 West Montrose – Chicago

Gallery 19 is teaming up with local artists and crafters for their first annual Gallery 19 Artisan Market

http://www.gallery19chicago.com

Featuring:

Alapash  www.alapash.com         

Real. Soaps  https://www.etsy.com/shop/realsoaps

Johanna Winter Harper http://www.johannawinterharper.com

50 Shades of Grey Jewelry

https://www.facebook.com/FiftyShadesOfGreyJewelry

Mieke Zuiderweg  http://miekez.blogspot.com

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Gallery 19
Gallery 19

Real Soap

Real. Soap  Alapash
Real. Soap
Alapash
Peruvian made gifts
Alapash
Peruvian Gifts

 

Botanical Artist

Living Art

As a botanical artist, I like to take plants and flowers and turn them into living art for you to enjoy for a long time. To bring you beauty, full of such pleasure, joy , and relief to ease the increasingly stressful pace of life.

My ART can be seen at The Flower Flat. www.theflowerflat.com

Interior Designers are welcome.

Here are a few of my favorites, and please do visit on weekends to see more and have brunch.

Mini world of plants
Mini world of plants
Air plant mini garden
Air plant mini garden
Succulent mini garden
Succulent mini garden
Air Plant Tree
Air Plant Tree
Air Plant hanging globes clients request in purple
Air Plant hanging globes
clients request in purple
The Flower Flat 620 W. Addison St. Chicago, Il 60613
The Flower Flat
620 W. Addison St.
Chicago, Il 60613

Interiorscapes

Interiorscapes: the use of tropical plants inside an atrium.

This atrium interiorscape job, was recently done at Mouse Motors. mouse-motors.com 

The plants, soil, stones and other supplies were purchased at Gethsemane Gardens. www.gethsemanegardens.com

There are two planters in this atrium. The largest is 5′ x 8′ which contain these plants: Weeping Podocarpus, Weeping Fig, Ficus Decora, Chinese Evergreens, Philodendron Cordatum, and Boston Ferns. The smaller planter is 2′ x 8′ and has a Weeping Podocarpus, Boston Fern, Jade plants, and ZZ.

This atrium, we installed an automatic water system with timer. The customer did not want to worry about watering and did not want to have plant care service at this time.

5' x 8' Indoor Planter
5′ x 8′ Indoor Planter
2' x 8' Indoor Planter
2′ x 8′ Indoor Planter
5' x 8' Indoor Planter Atrium at Mouse Motors
5′ x 8′ Indoor Planter
Atrium at Mouse Motors
2' x8' Indoor Planter In Atrium at Mouse Motors
2′ x 8′ Indoor Planter
In Atrium at Mouse Motors

Interiorscapes

Let interiorscapes, indoor plants bring you beauty, peace, and fresh air.

In our increasingly stressful pace of life, our plants and flowers bring us such pleasure, joy, and relief.

Below are some easy plants for your enjoyment.

If you want I can locate quality and healthy plants and containers for you. I will determine the best plants for your location, based on their light requirements.

 

 

Golden Pothos
Golden Pothos
Dracaena Marginata
Dracaena Marginata

 

 

Umbrella Tree
Schefflera
Umbrella Tree

 

Peace Lily
Spathiphyllum
Peace Lily

 

Pothos Neon & Bromeliad
Pothos Neon & Bromeliad
Snake plant
Sansevieria
Chinese Evergreen
Aglaonema
Chinese Evergreen

 

Dracaena Warneckii Gold Star or Lemon Lime
Dracaena Warneckii
Gold Star or Lemon Lime

Horticulturist Consultant

Exotic, easy to grow house plants are from the gesneriad family.

Gesneriad family contains over 2,500 species of plants. The most common is African Violet which can bloom all year-long and are easy to care for.  Streptocarpus is another easy and long blooming plant, keep it blooming by cutting off dead flowers to keep it from going to seed.
Most gesneriads are from tropical and subtropical regions of the world; however, the ones we buy at the store are hybridized from the wild species.
Water when surface is dry with warm water. Moist soil is best, never soggy.
Fertilize with an African Violet food at 1/4 the rate suggested on the package every time you water. Once a month use plain water to flush soil of any accumulated salts.  
Gesneriads like good bright light, no direct sun. Early morning sun is okay, like an east window. These plants do very well under grow lamps, which many collectors use to grow their prized specimens.
Repotting, use African Violet soil. Gesneriads have fine roots and rarely require repotting. When pot is full of roots, then it is time to repot. Select the next size up pot, avoid too large of pot.
http://www.gesneriadsociety.org 

   –Streptocarpus hybrid

Streptocarpus                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

 

Achimenes
Achimenes

Kohleria species
Kohleria species
Streptocarpus hybrid
Streptocarpus hybrid

Helping you to have success with your plants for home, office, and business. Consultant to help you with bonsai, orchids, gardens, containers, and terrariums.