So Many Ferns, So Little Time

As you wander our design campus in Bloomfield Hills you’ll notice an explosion of beautiful ferns. With varying leaves and care it can be hard to determine the best fern for your home. We are here to help! Start with this great informational guide to a few of our ferns and don’t be afraid to ask questions! We want to make sure you find the perfect fern for your home 🙂

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Fast Growing Trees for Zone 6

  Autumn Blaze Red Maple Tree These trees are perfect for our icy winters and year-round windy conditions while providing brilliant fall color! If you’re looking for a low-maintenance, mess-free, and quick-growing maple tree then the Autumn Blaze Red Maple Tree is the perfect addition to your yard. When planting be careful of the surrounding area, the root system is shallow and can cause damage to nearby structures. Quick Facts: Grows 40-50 ft high and 30-40 ft wide | Needs…

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Find the Perfect Mother’s Day Gift

This week we are celebrating moms! Whether your mom loves to be elbow deep in the garden or sipping mimosas on the patio we have something that she will absolutely love! Here are a few of our favorites: For the Garden Lover French Sap Pot A beautiful pot with a unique story. Aged to perfection by keeping grapes warm on freezing nights in French vineyards and ready to be planted with your mom’s favorite orchid! Online and In-Store | $32.00…

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#TipTuesday: This Week’s Vegetable Garden

We are just over a month away from the last frost (hopefully sooner) which means our indoor seed starting should be in full swing! If you haven’t already started your seeds it’s not too late. Always consult the seed packet for exact planting information. Some seeds prefer seed starting indoors while others thrive in direct outdoor starts. Here is a list of veggies that should be started by the end of this week if you live in zone 6. Discover…

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Simple Ways to Update Your Space for Spring

Follow fleurdetroit’s board springspiration on Pinterest. Spring inspires bright colors and simple edits that help bring us out of our winter hibernation. With the snow turning into rain and the days warming up it is time to start unfurling from our winter naps and begin the spring updates. There’s a reason it’s called spring cleaning, the sun feels brighter and our homes begin to feel too cluttered and dusty. Begin by packing up the last of your holiday decorations (don’t…

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Making a Kokedama Herb Garden (and other ideas)

If you’ve been on Pinterest lately then you have seen the abundance of spring ideas and trends, including the emerging trend of kokedama (Japanese string gardens). We absolutely love this new trend and have some hanging in the shop featuring a few varieties of peperomia. Our minds started to wander thinking of all the cool plants we could do this with, including a window herb garden! Other plants that would look great are orchids, bromeliads, string of pearls, donkey’s tail,…

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A Garden Farewell

Saying so long to my woodland garden is proving to be as difficult as waving farewell to a friend whom I may never see again. Much like a friendship, the gardens at Maplewood have been nurtured each day with hands in the earth or eyes on the wildlife. From the earliest days of planning and planting to the most recent days of sheer admiration with the maturity of the trees and perennials, my soul is feeling the loss. As a…

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A Hellebore Story

The queen of the snow, the very first breath of Persephone; the Hellebore greets each garden with her first blooms, as early as January in most Michigan gardens, and continues to re-bloom through early spring. The clumping nature of these blooms amplifies the colour in the early, stark garden. A garden without hellebores is a garden lacking depth and breadth. The sturdy and glossy foliage is a favorite of mine throughout the growing season. The texture cannot be replicated with…

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