Go Bold: Our Salon-Style Wall in Gold

Gallery walls are nothing new, from family portraits to the traditional salon rooms of Versailles they are a beautiful way to make a statement. A melting pot of culture and aristocracy, French salons galvanized the Enlightenment period with avant-garde art exhibitions as the backdrop for literary and political discussions. Held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine the taste and increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation, a salon gathering allowed people from varying backgrounds and wealth…

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In the Atelier with Matt Wlotkowski of Rough Sawn Detroit | Featured November Artist

As a company built by creatives for creatives we are truly inspired by the makers, out-of-the-box thinkers, and artists. We search and seek out the modern, whacky, and beautiful objects. From local painters to far-away potters, and everything in between. fleurdetroit is committed to finding and supporting artists and small businesses from all over the world. This month’s featured item is made right here in Detroit! Rough Sawn Detroit is handmade from local finds, with votive holders starting at $25…

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A Day at the Pumpkin Farm

When our city tires left the comfort of the well-known paved streets and bumped along the gravel roads of the country we knew we were getting close. As our small caravan pulled up next to a partly finished barn we were greeted by the constant commotion of a working farm – trucks pulling flatbed trailers down well-worn dirt paths as people picked the best pots for that week’s market, shouts of hello to the newcomers, and bouts of laughter in…

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In the Atelier with Valorie Scherr of Mornin’ Glori Pottery | Featured September Artist

As a company built by creatives for creatives we are truly inspired by the makers, out-of-the-box thinkers, and artists. We search and seek out the modern, whacky, and beautiful objects. From local painters to far-away potters, and everything in between. fleurdetroit is committed to finding and supporting artists and small businesses from all over the world. This month’s featured item comes to us all the way from Las Vegas! Each pot was hand-thrown and stamped with fleurdetroit, at $30 it…

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Attracting Ladybugs to your Garden

Organic gardeners dream about attracting ladybugs to their garden, and with good reason. Ladybugs are a natural pest control enjoying aphids, mites, and scale. When planning your garden there are various things to keep in mind including the amount of sun the area gets, which plants will bring bees, and which flowers attract ladybugs.

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Create a Living Office Space

Using plants in your office space is a great way to add some much needed greenery indoors. Not only do plants help relieve stress, they also improve office morale and productivity…not to mention the improved air quality! Through their natural process of photosynthesis, plants take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen back into the air, thus making the air fresher! Studies have shown that even just a couple indoor plants can help those suffering from asthma and allergies.

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Caring for your Garden in the Summer

Break out the lake toys and margaritas, summer is here and it is starting to feel like it! With temperatures reaching 90* our gardens are becoming vibrant and…thirsty! Every season has its challenges between the winter chill and summer heat we have to watch our watering and fertilizing schedules. Now is the time to get into a summer plant routine, marking your calendars with reminders. Here are some tips and tricks to keep your garden happy and healthy until it…

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Caring for Succulents

In cooler regions, like the Midwest, succulents become more prevalent during late spring and summer. We are often asked what the best way to care for these delicate, albeit easy to care for, desert dwellers. Our best advice when determining care for a new plant is to think about the plant’s natural habitat. Succulents occur naturally in hot, dry environments with heavy bouts of rain during monsoon season.

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Blue Week in Ohio – A Day Trip to Kitty Todd

A good girl friend of fleurdetroit and plant enthusiast always manages to take me on the best day trips. Last week’s trip found us in Ohio at the Kitty Todd Nature Preserve. Our goal was to see the native lupines in full bloom and to catch a glimpse of the rare Karner Blue butterfly which calls these vast stands home.

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