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Love of Plants and South-Facing Window Spur Growth of The Plant House at Rust Belt Market

April 23rd 2019

Love of Plants and South-Facing Window Spur Growth of The Plant House at Rust Belt Market (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 23, 2019) Ferndale, MI – Before she and her husband launched the Rust Belt Market eight years ago, Tiffany Best worked for a Beverly-Hills (Michigan) –based gardening business. Not only did she fall in love […]

Plants, Tips and Smiles Exchanged in Ferndale

June 5th 2018

Plants, Tips and Smiles Exchanged in Ferndale (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 5, 2018) Ferndale, MI- Jenna Nelson had too many spider plants, and a desire to start working on her yard.  Thankfully each year the Ferndale Beautification Commission hosts a Perennial Exchange to help people like Nelson find homes for unwanted plants while picking out […]

Annual Plant and Seed Swap May 19 at Heritage Park in Farmington Hills

May 13th 2018

  Annual Plant and Seed Swap May 19 at Heritage Park in Farmington Hills Farmington Hills, MI  – Get your garden ready for spring with the Farmington Hills Beautification Commission’s 18th Annual Spring Plant and Seed Swap on Saturday, May 19 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.  The event takes place – rain or shine – […]

Ferndale Beautification Perennial Exchange May 19

April 28th 2018

  Ferndale Beautification Perennial Exchange May 19 Ferndale, MI- Bring plants, take plants. Talk about plants with others who care about plants. Help make Ferndale beautiful. The annual Perennial Exchange takes place May 19 from 9am to 11am at Blumz, 503 E. Nine Mile. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1836341066376811 ****** Visit the Event Page for other fun […]

DNR Reminds People Not to Prune Oak Trees in Spring or Summer

April 24th 2018

DNR Reminds People Not to Prune Oak Trees in Spring or Summer (Michigan Department of Natural Resources, April 24, 2018) Lansing, MI- Have an oak tree on your property? To keep it healthy, don’t prune it from mid-April through the summer. That’s a key time for infection with oak wilt, a serious disease that can […]

Key to Success in Rain Garden & Native Landscape Design for Cities

October 23rd 2017

The Key to Success in Rain Garden and Native Landscape Design for Cities (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 23, 2017) Southfield, MI – Many communities are embracing the idea of using natural, native landscaping as a way to both beautiful their public spaces and to help reduce storm water related issues such as flooding. But what […]

Evening at the Arboretum in Royal Oak Sept. 6

August 31st 2017

Evening at the Arboretum in Royal Oak Sept. 6 Royal Oak, MI – The Royal Oak Nature Society presents “An Evening at the Arboretum” on Wednesday, Sept. 6 beginning at 7:30 pm. Meet at the Royal Oak Senior/Community Center (3500 Marais) parking lot-north end for a tour the arboretum. Participants will look at the many plants evident in late summer […]

Hazel Park Growers and Makers Market, Sundays Through Sept 4

July 10th 2016

Hazel Park Growers and Makers Market, Sundays Through Sept 4 (Leigh McLaughlin, July 10, 2016) Hazel Park, MI –  About a year ago Hazel Park resident Jennifer Jackson got a bunch of folks together who wanted to build a Farmers Market for Hazel Park. Working with city manager Ed Klobucher and assistant city manager Jeffrey […]

Ferndale: Native Plant Presentation April 27

April 24th 2016

Ferndale: Native Plant Presentation April 27 (EVENT page) FERNDALE, MI– Whether you’re a longtime gardener or just getting started, the Ferndale Library has an interesting program on Apr 27 that looks at the bigger picture of our backyards. Local plants can be crucial to bringing a balance to suburban ecosystems. Native insects need native plants. […]

Birmingham Farmers Market Open May 1

April 22nd 2016

Birmingham Farmers Market Open May 1 (EVENT page) BIRMINGHAM, MI, – The Birmingham Farmers Market will return to Public Parking Lot 6 for its 14th season on Sunday, May 1. Warming temperatures, fresh baked foods and smiling faces will enhance the lively event, which is expected to draw thousands on Opening Day. Attendees will find […]