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A Cut Flower Garden: The Plan

Planning a cut flower garden for this spring can feel daunting – finding a location, preparing the soil, choosing the flowers, remembering to water, and discovering just the right moment to cut. The best planned garden will ensure bouquets from spring to fall. Start by choosing a location. Most floral varieties benefit from lots of sunlight and rich, well-drained soil. There’s no reason to hide or make your cut garden bed inconspicuous, beautiful flowers are meant to be enjoyed! As…

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Terrarium Seed Starting

It’s that point in winter when we are all dreaming of warm days and sunny afternoons spent in the garden. Before we can enjoy mojitos with fresh mint we have to start the seeds and that process starts now! There are many tutorials out there using milk cartons and toilet paper rolls but here at fleurdetroit we enjoy a beautiful garden from seed to harvest. We’ve decided to plant two types of basil, lemondrop and lime. Herbs are a great…

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How to Use a Broken Pot

Life gives us broken pots. The kids are playing ball in the house, again, and your favorite ceramic pot meets its end. You’re wandering the latest flea market and fall in love with a container that has seen better days. For us we were renovating the garden shop when another pot was brought in the back office, broken. Our creative interior plant designer, Rachel, saw this as an opportunity for a fun indoor arrangement. Take back your broken pots and…

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Predicted Home Trends for 2016

If 2015 was the year of Marsala and bold blues, rustic meeting modern, and gold accents; what’s left for 2016? Bring the Outdoors In With urban farming and green space taking over people’s newsfeeds and Pinterest boards it’s easy to see the appeal of adding live plants and indoor/outdoor furniture to this year’s hot trend predictions. There are multiple ways to add natural elements from live plants to branches, adding a fresh detail to your home.

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The gift that keeps growing

Give a gift that adds a fresh touch to the indoors and a pop of color to the dreary winter months. Freshly potted amaryllis and narcissus bulbs; a beautiful way to say I’m thinking of you this season.

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Winter Inspiration

It’s the time of year where we long for warm weather while our anticipation builds for the holiday season. The last of the autumn leaves cling to the tree limbs as we begin planning our winter centerpieces and décor. This month’s workshop has us playing with the winter whites as we design floral arrangements for the holiday season. In our last workshop post we showed you the first step in building your floral arrangement and today we move on to…

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Winter Preview

We’ve turned our clocks back an hour making our days shorter and our time inside, inevitably, longer. The warm weather may have stuck around longer than usual but it is only a matter of time before the days turn cold as well. It’s time to unpack your winter jackets and get ready for our yearly hibernation! What better way to celebrate the beginning of the holiday, and cold, season than with us at fleurdetroit? Get your home ready for the…

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Winterizing your Garden – Pots Edition

Every spring we bring the pots out of hibernation and begin filling them with an abundance of vibrant plants. Like clockwork, every winter the pots are brought back into hibernation and the evergreens begin to grace our homes. With a warm October we have been able to extend our time with the beautiful French and terra cotta pots but the time has come to begin properly storing them until spring. Not sure which pots can endure the cold Michigan weather…

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Leaping into Autumn

As the leaves change and the distinct crisp air of autumn descends over Michigan, we bid farewell to summer and hello to fall with gorgeous gourds, colorful dahlias, and the warm colors of changing leaves. This week fleurdetroit welcomed the new season with our Fall Floral Workshop. The fleurdetroit floral studio is the perfect place to settle in for a workshop on a chilly October night! This month’s project focused on creating a stunning floral centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table…

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