Tag : Michigan

Fairy Gardenpalooza

Fairy Gardenpalooza

Last Sunday, I decided to go to The Flower Market in Dundee, Michigan to attend their Fairy Garden Festival. I was blown away by the amount of people there. This small bonsai nursery/florist is in a rural area in the middle of nowhere. The traffic stopped about 1/2 mile from the nursery

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Conservatory Tile

Conservatory Tile

I was thrilled to receive the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory Pewabic tile for Mother’s Day yesterday! If you do not live near the Detroit area, this company may not be familiar to you. Yet, if you have been to the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the

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A Place To Find The Unusual

A Place To Find The Unusual

I have been going to Graye’s Greenhouse for many, many years. I go there to find the unusual, the unexpected, the houseplants I can’t live without. I also love to visit with the owners. Graye’s is known for their succulents, unusual geraniums, and truly miniature houseplants. These plants are not

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It’s About The Kids

It’s About The Kids

I started volunteering last year at the Belle Isle Conservatory, working with  Detroit Public schools children. This program is possible due to the generosity of the GM Foundation/Detroit Grand Prix Grand Prixmiere working with the Michigan DNR and the Belle Isle Conservancy. There will be over 800 3rd and 4th

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Restaurant Take Over

Restaurant Take Over

After visiting Frederick Meijer Gardens a couple of days ago, I decided to go out to eat. I was so craving Mexican food and so found a little restaurant up the street from Meijer, recommended by the very helpful lady at the information desk. El Burrito Loco. Besides the food

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Merry Christmas from Meijer Gardens

Merry Christmas from Meijer Gardens

I haven’t been to Frederick Meijer Gardens at Christmas time in years. This year, even though it was after Christmas,  I decided to go before they took the display down. It was gorgeous and I’m so glad I decided to go! I left later in the day than I would

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Snow in Summer

Snow in Summer

Recently while at the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory, I noticed these flowers on the Snow Bush or Breynia distichia (BRAY-nee-ah DISS-tih-kah). I was amazed! I had never seen the flowers. The flowers are underneath the branches pointed toward the ground and they are only about 1/4″ wide. I don’t even

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Living Wall at Planterra Conservatory

Living Wall at Planterra Conservatory

If you haven’t been to Planterra Conservatory in West Bloomfield, Michigan,  you need to visit. This conservatory is amazing and full of gorgeous plants. The conservatory is used not only as a house for plants, but as a beautiful venue to have a special event, meeting, or  wedding. When you

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