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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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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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