Flower Day 2016 – First Sunday after Mother’s Day
This morning, I saw millions of blooms of vibrant colors bursting everywhere…
Flower Day Detroit Eastern Market – Standing Room Only!
Early this morning, as I walked the Michigan Detroit Eastern Market, I spotted thousands of transports filled with flowers; red wagons, purple carts, wooden carts, grocery carts and home made flower haulers. What is Flower Day?
The morning air was chilly, but not freezing. The cacophony of excited flower and price negotiating chatter, hustling, was an effective distraction to the weather. However, by midday, it was sunny and comfortably warm.
There was old, and young, male, and female, tall, and short, adults and children, it was a blooming rolling spectacle of flowers moving on wheels!
There were wall to wall eastern market flowers, and flower shoppers. Walking shoulder to shoulder, baby steps, pressing forward to the next best deal. Parking was competitive, but there always a parking space that seems to open just in time for everyone.
Eastern Market Flower Day Prices:
Flats of petunias & marigolds; $9-10 dollars.
Impatiens & begonias; $10-12 dollars.
Hanging Baskets $8-40 (some where beautiful)!
Flower Day Detroit Eastern Market
- Lavender Blue. It’s a robust, sturdy with light pink blooms.
- Lavender Rose, which has rich, bright dark pink flowers.
- Salmon Night—This Geranium has salmon colored pedals and dark foliage; nearly black. The leaves are variegated, thin, and outlining the dark center.
Look for new varieties of ivy Geraniums; trailing vines that climb out of the pots and hanging baskets.
This evergreen aromatic biennial is the largest geranium in the world. Leaves can grow to 40cm across! Pink pedals.
Geranium Martha Washington
These geraniums produce the largest flowers of all the geranium types.
Is one of the largest flowers of the blue varieties.
- Flower Day – Estimated – 200,000-250,000
- Saturday Visitors – 30-000-50,000
- Heaviest during mornings, 7:00AM – Noon
Over 200,000 thousand quick, jittery, some fast walking, other slow walk , then pause and a look down in hypnotic trance. The Eastern Market is a fast or slow environment.
The Michigan Detroit Eastern Market is lined with old breakfast restaurants, and specialty shops.
Flower Buyers Guide