Flower Day at Eastern Market, photo by Eastern Market Corporation
Gardeners who would like to visit Detroit, please allow me to suggest one of the coolest places to go next weekend: Eastern Market’s annual Flower Day on Sunday, May 22 2017:
Flower Day takes place every year on the Sunday after Mother’s Day and has been a time-honored tradition of Eastern Market since 1967. Growers offer a wide variety of flowers at a great value so we recommend you come early for the best selection!
This special day is made possible through our partnership with the Metropolitan Detroit Flower Growers Association. MDFGA members arrive every year from Michigan, Ontario, and neighboring states. They share 15 acres of the heartiest varieties of flowers for this region and they’re ready to share the best strategies of how to help their flora thrive.
We also offer free convenient parcel pickups so you can explore the market throughout the day without being attached to your flats of flowers.
They direct you to their Facebook event for updates. View the photo bigger on Facebook and see lots more in Eastern Market’s 50th Annual Flower Day gallery.
PS: Thanks Brad Bennett for Flowermagheddeon – perfect word!!
PPS: As always, there will be all kinds of food & farm products there too!!
blue, photo by Curt Saunier
View Curt’s photo bigger and see more in his Flowers slideshow.
Snowdrops and a Bee, photo by Trish P.
Trish took this Saturday on the Leelanau Peninsula. View the photo bigger, see more of the same in Trish’s In the Garden slideshow, and follow her at trishy_p on Instagram!
More flowers and more from the garden on Michigan in Pictures.
Ode to Spring, photo by Sue Fraser
Suddenly there’s no more snowing,
Balmy breezes blithely blowing,
Lilacs bloom, the lawn needs mowing–
Oh, what glee!
-Robert G. Shubinski (full poem)
Spring isn’t quite this far advanced, but if you want to add to the amount of spring in your life,take a walk through the spring wallpaper on Michigan in Pictures – lots of great pics in here!
You can see this photo background bigtacular and see lots more in Sue’s Fantastic Flowers slideshow.
Hopefully the daffodils are tougher than I am, photo by Bill Dolak
Bill took this shot yesterday at Celery Flats Park in Portage where it got down into the teens the night before.
View the photo background bigilicious and see more in his Portage, Michigan slideshow.
More spring wallpaper on Michigan in Pictures.
Lily, photo by Joel Dinda
Joel’s Flower a Day for February project began with a flower a day for January of 2006 2013 and then (because February usually isn’t warm enough to grow lilies) moved to February for 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.
View the photo background bigilicious and see more in Joel’s A Flower a Day for February (x10) slideshow.
Lilies, photo by Joel Dinda
This morning I got a note from one of Michigan in Pictures’s longtime contributors, Joel Dinda letting me know that I had coincidentally featured his photos twice on previous January 5ths. The other two were Rotten Apples: 2014 Detroit Lions Playoff Edition detailing the Lions’ loss to Dallas after the pass interference call that was and then wasn’t and a look at the Ruins of the the Old Cheboygan Point Lighthouse in 2013.
The third time is the charm they say, so here’s one that Joel shared way back in January of 2006 (taken summer of 2005) as part of his “Flower a Day” series. I think he started doing them in January and then realized somewhere along the way that as bad as Michigan winter in January can be, Februarys are worse!!
View Joel’s photo background big, see more in his in his Flower a Day for February (x9) slideshow, and check out photos from Joel dating back a decade on Michigan in Pictures!