landscape

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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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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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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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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