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Inspired by the Season: A Dinner for Two | Michigan Floral in Metro Detroit

The shape of the arrangement can express a feeling. The ranunculus floating above the arrangement provides an organic but tailored romantic feeling against the coarse textured leaves of vibrant rich violet kale. Smooth eggplant miniature calla lilies cry in contrast to the sharp razor edged blue French thistle. A multi-toned cherry brandy rose in bloom adds depth and dimension amongst the plum cotinus foliage and hanging privet berry in mid ripping color. Creating the moment of rich romance on table…

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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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Inspired by the Season: Blue Door

  Summer is a season of bright colors and vibrant patterns with pops of pink, yellow, and blue inspiring our warm summer days. While wandering Cranbrook for an upcoming styled shoot we stumbled across this beautiful blue door in the midst of the blooming garden. With this in mind we went back to our design campus in Bloomfield Hills and created this breathtaking arrangement full of peonies, ranunculus, delphinium, mini green hydrangeas, and pincushion protea. What inspires you during the…

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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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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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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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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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