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Happy Memorial Day!
 
Peony Season is coming soon. It looks like harvest will begin within the next week.

Please remember we work on a first come basis and are only open by appointment, except for our Flower Cart
 
 

Early blooms are a bit late this year, but they are coming!
 

Spring bouquets

Anemones
Harvesting Peonies in 2018. We brought in over 3,000 stems and this year looks even more abundant.

Michigan Flower Farm Newsletter

 
“Rain, rain go away” seems to be the continuing theme for the 2019 growing season. As one forecaster said “It’s wet and it’s getting wetter”. Let’s start with the good news. The fish, frogs and ducks are happy. Some plants have actually thrived - our peonies and roses have enjoyed the extra moisture- so far. The morel mushrooms are enormous! And we’ve not had to worry about one late frost.

On the downside, some plants, critters and humans just aren't all that happy. We all need some sunshine to thrive! Planting out has been a challenge. We get just “dry enough”, go into a planting frenzy, and... we get more rain. Most years our heaviest planting takes place April 15th – May 15th.

Some fun (or not so fun) facts: This year during that span of time (April 15th-May 15th) we’ve had 21 days of rain for a total accumulation of 5”. In 2018, which was a wet spring, we had 13 days of rain with a total rainfall of 4.43 during that same period. The "average" monthly rainfall for April is 2.99” and May 3.54”, with an average of 12 days of rain per month. Yep, it’s sure been wet and dreary!

But, blooms are coming, if a bit late. The first Paula Faye peonies have cracked! We’re seeing a lot of buds on flowers such as clematis, geum, baptisia, phacelia, salvia, poppies, iris and Spanish bluebells.  I’ve finally updated our website to reflect “Coming Soon” and “Available Now”. For a while, we were selling out as fast as the blooms came in!

Sadly, we’ve got some construction on 9 Mile Rd across our pasture, but the road has been open. Garfield Rd. is open although the sign at 8 Mile and Garfield warns “local traffic only” and is a bit confusing. Our Flower Cart is open. Come on down!

Wishing you all a happy, safe, and hopefully sunny, Memorial Day!

 

Our Flower Cart is now open for the season.

To  our wedding couples- Please don't forget to schedule your wedding date as early as possible. We've still got some openings through the season, but are filling up fast. Wedding and Event Information can be found here. Thanks!

Printable Price List ~ Prices change throughout the season, but not dramatically. This list will help you to plan your floral budget.


What Blooms When ~ This is a printable PDF of tentative bloom times for most of the flowers we grow. Please be aware that many things determine bloom times and you should always contact us in advance, as this is by no means a guarantee of what will be in bloom.


Florist and Floral Designers ~ For those who don't wish to D.Y.I., this is a list of extremely talented florists and floral designers who work with our flowers. You are also free to use your own florist or floral designer.


Until next newsletter, take care and God bless ~ Michigan Flower Farm
 


Our lavender is unhappy with the rain and we may have to replants.

The very first blooms on the Carolina Allspice. These shrubs are now 3 years old and will get more productive as time goes by.


Michigan Flower Farm
22460 Garfield Rd.,
Northville, MI 48167

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The morels are enormous with all this rain.
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