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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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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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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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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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