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Monthly Newsletter – December 2018

What’s Budding 12 Months of Blooms Time in Michigan Gardens Hamamelis mollis, the Chinese witchhazel, blooms typically in January, with the Japanese withchazel, Hamamelis japonica, following in February and March. There are other Witchhazels, most remarkably hardy, and all blooming between January and March. With roses blooming all summer into fall-I have seen the late […]

Monthly Newsletter – November 2018

What’s Budding Santa Has Professional Help The services we offer for holiday decorating have really expanded over the years. Michigan-grown poinsettias include a deep saucer inside the foil to protect surfaces and allow watering without worry. We still hand tie satin bows, and offer wired ribbon bows in over 50 patterns and colors. We even […]

Monthly Newsletter – October 2018

What’s Budding How Do You Connect With Nature How do you connect with nature? For many of us, our lives are lived inside buildings for the most part, punctuated with short walks to and from our cars, and the time we spend driving between home and work. Often, unless we occupy an executive office, we […]

Monthly Newsletter – September 2018

What’s Budding Weather or Not Michigan has always had a wide variety of weather conditions, through its four seasons. That’s one of the factors that keep many of us rooted here. It does seem that the temperature swings are more pronounced now than 20 years ago. And when we get rain, snow, freezing rain or […]

Monthly Newsletter – August 2018

What’s Budding Why Flowers from a Florist? FRESHNESS: A trained and experienced florist is very attentive to hydration and temperature, knowing how to maximize the life and beauty of the flowers. We know the importance of bringing the flowers for your wedding into our care early, so that we can control the openness of the […]

Monthly Newsletter – July 2018

What’s Budding Sturdy Rootstock Seeds Beautiful Scion for Lasting Relationship Grafting fascinated me as a child. We had a large pear tree on the farm, and it bore three distinct varieties of pear. The original rootstock was allowed to grow up and bear fruit, but two branches of other varieties were also grafted onto the […]

Monthly Newsletter – June 2018

What’s Budding Fifty Shades of Green Plants have become the sexy home décor trend again. Though the return of macramé’ was just a smile and a wink, the popularity of Fiddle leaf Figs, all manner of succulents and even Sansieverias is real. Design magazines for the home, for hospitality, hospitals and even general office construction […]

Monthly Newsletter – May 2018

What’s Budding The Plant Doctor is In – Indoors One of the things I love about this work is the opportunity to help people with plant health questions: For example, people ask what are they doing wrong, or why is their indoor plant struggling?  So often, a beautiful plant is purchased in the grocery or […]

Monthly Newsletter – April 2018

What’s Budding Wearing All the Hats As the weather slides back and forth between yes, there will be spring; no, winter is still with us; and hey, let’s have summer now- I think about all the hats we wear here, literally and figuratively. On the literal side, the installers have both ball caps and knit […]

Monthly Newsletter – March 2018

What’s Budding How I Got Here I remember the heavy lifting of biochemistry, trying to understand not only how and why molecules interact, but why I would ever need to know this information. Plant physiology however, is fascinating, and I have certainly benefited from what I learned in class and in the greenhouse. I was […]