Up North...

Up North...

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Downtown Home and Garden is AWESOME!

This is where I get all my daffodils and bulbs from! Downtown Home and Garden in Ann Arbor Michigan totally rocks. I feel bad that not everyone can have such an awesome garden center to visit-
They are friendly and cheerful and they sell what a gardener needs...not all that other stuff. Plus Mark opened a food cart courtyard in back where you can jet in and grab a snack while you are between weeding gigs. AND after work in the summer you can go grab a beer at his new beer garden! Giving business a good name in Ann Arbor! Thanks you guys!
This spring I am planning on planting a lot of asiatic bulbs. I have been having issues lately with my coneflowers and I need that shot of pink in the summer! So here is to hoping that lilies will help. If you have deer issues...build a fence...or surround with plants they don't like...I have been experimenting with this...still in fledgling faze.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

What a Mid Century Collector does in the winter

Well, it is snowing in Michigan! A rare event this last few years...I'm about to head out into the snow and enjoy some exercise.
Thinking alot about what bulbs I want to plant this spring for summer blooms. I'm thinking alot about Asiatic Lillies  vs. Oriental Lillies. Asiatic lillies bloom earlier than Oriental ones...a new tid bit I just learned which should help get more pink into my gardens! I am thinking I want more pink!
I've been photographing some of my recent Danish Modern and Mid Century Modern finds and posting to Etsy. Thinking about trying out ebay...it seems a bit complicated, though. Chelsea Antique Mall is doing great-a popular destination for Southern Michigan. Well enjoy my new posts and Stay Warm!