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Holiday Open House Preview
Between the perfectly curated garden statues, art objects from around the world, and coffee table books to transcend—with rare plants filling all the spaces in between, and accompanying fragrances to captivate our senses—fleurdetroit is quite a magical place every day. The addition of holiday décor only heightens the senses, creating a wonderful place beaming with design inspiration.
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Host a Holiday Brunch
Tis the season of hosting, and a decadent seasonal brunch showcasing a mix of sweet and savory treats requires an array of serving pieces. We love the juxtaposition of a playful menu and formal dinnerware. Keep your guests intrigued at your next gathering by presenting your holiday brunch on your finest china.
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Callicarpa—the Ziggy Stardust of the Garden
Ziggy Stardust could very well be reincarnated as the Callicarpa americana, and is in the November landscape, proving that the seventies never died in the garden. One of the most inconspicuous green summer shrubs turns into a 1970s star come late October and into November. I am referencing the purple beautyberry.
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Country Roads and Colors to Dazzle the Spirit
Cider mills and the sweet smells of autumn are steeping future memories within all Northerners. For city folk and suburban dwellers, a Sunday drive down a country road, during peak color, can take away the stressful noise of the week.
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Elegantly Eerie: A Halloween Design
A creepy Halloween aesthetic doesn't always have to be centered around blood and gore. Sometimes just a touch of eerie is enough to create a spooky feeling.
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Fall Bulb Favorites
The world of fall bulbs is vast and varied, yet my favorites are extremely narrow and exacting. My favorites are the naturalizers and tiny gems that peek out in the early throws of spring.
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Chasing September into October
‘September Charm’ anemones have been lighting up the beds around town. Although a rather polarizing plant for some gardeners, I tend to find myself in the camp of adoration these days. I’ve come to welcome the fresh wave of blooms this time of the year. 
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Fall Dried Wreath Inspiration
When your gardens have bloomed out at the end of summer, and you want to find a way to continue to enjoy the beauty, creating a fall wreath is a great option.
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September, Somewhere in Time

As an odd child (written lovingly) of the later twentieth century, I have always had this strange affinity for all things “Belle Epoch.” My old soul, yet young person, always felt an intense draw to things from an era that I would not possibly have known about at such a young age.   

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The Cozy Fall Table
Warm colors, sophisticated patterns and a timeless mono floral arrangement is the inspiration for this cozy fall tablescape.
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Landscape: Designing for Wildlife
I would like to highlight a few recent and ongoing projects that have woven nature back into our everyday through expansive meadow plantings and engineered rain garden biomes.
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Fall 2023 Floral Collection
We welcome fall this year with a moody and wildly organic floral collection. This collection takes us on a floral journey through an earthy palette of deep burgundy, burnt orange, rust, mustard and touches of cream.
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