It is April 10th, and here in Michigan there is snow on the ground and ice hanging from the trees. My 200 tulip bulbs that I planted last fall have started to peak their sleepy little heads out of the ground only to be frozen over by the late winter storms. Growing up in Mississippi where the sun is warm and spring shows it’s face by late February, I have a hard time adjusting to Michigan’s unpredictable weather. My most favorite thing about Spring time, other than the bright happy sun on my face, are all the beautiful fluffy blooms that pop up and add a little color to our world!
There is an amazing project that took place in Detroit last year called the Flower House. Over 20 cutting edge florists from Michigan and across the country filled the walls and ceilings of an abandoned Detroit house with American-grown fresh flowers and living plants for a weekend installation with an estimated 3,000+ visitors. Thanks to a sweet friend and the amazing opportunity of being one of those visitors. The house that held the exhibition will soon be responsibly deconstructed and its materials repurposed. The land will be converted into a flower farm and design center for project creator Lisa Waud’s business Pot & Box on the formerly neglected properties.
So in hopes to brighten this gloomy Michigan “Spring” day, here is a peak into my Flower House Detroit photo album! Hope ya’ll love staring at this floral eye candy as much as I do!
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