Sunday, May 19, 2013

Flower Day at Detroit's Eastern Market

My parents and I are just about to set off for Flower Day at Eastern Market in Detroit, a massive annual event - now in its 47th year! - during which the already impressive market - think farmers' market plus restaurants and all kinds of other shops and vendors - is essentially taken over by plant vendors from throughout the region. I have not been in a couple of years, but it used to be mainly about the annuals - acres of flats full of impatiens, petunias, salvia, etc. - which people here buy by the hundreds every year to add instant color to those large Midwestern yards with their interminable sheets of immaculate - read: water-guzzling, over-fertilized, herbicide- and pesticide-drenched - lawns. I presume the annuals still reign supreme, which will make for a colorful show if nothing else, but I am also excited about what perennial and woody offerings there might be between all those marigolds and wax begonias. To find out more about the event, here is the link to the Eastern Market website:

Flower Day

Updates on the garden here and all those plants that made the journey from Massachusetts to follow soon!

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