• 14May
    Categories: Detroit Eastern Market Flower Day 2016, Detroit’s Eastern Market Comments Off on Flower Day 2016 – First Sunday after Mother’s Day

    Flower Day 2016 – First Sunday after Mother’s Day

    This morning, I saw millions of blooms of vibrant colors bursting everywhere…

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    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?

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    View Eastern Market Mother’s Day Crowds

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    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.

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    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!

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    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)!

    Video – Eastern Market: Saturday 13th 2016 7AM

     

    Flower Day Detroit Eastern Market

    Hours
       Daily – Summer
       Wholesale/Commercial – Early mornings 2 – 6AM
       Consumer 7AM – 7PM
       Saturday Nursery, Garden Flower Sales—hundreds of farmers
    Location
       Downtown Detroit
       East of I-75, South of Mack Ave, North of Gratiot
       East of Tigers Stadium (Across the bridge)
    Map
    Map-Detroit Eastern Market
    Detroit Eastern Market Age:
    Established: 1891
     
    Detroit Eastern Market Size
    The market size is estimated between 40 & 45 acres of bustling buying & selling grounds, apprx 12-14 acres under sheds & display.
    Flowering Bedding & Vegetable Garden Plants
       Flats, Hanging Baskets, Pots,
       Perennials, and Annuals
    New Cultivars – This Year
    Geraniums:
    • 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.

    Largest Blooming Geraniums

    Giant Geranium
    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.

     Geranium Roxanne
     Is one of the largest flowers of the blue varieties.

    Eastern Market Flower Day Main Event
       Flower Day – One week after Flower Day
    Statistically Speaking – Flower Season
       Vendor / Farmer Stalls – 150-200
    Attendees / Visitors
    • Flower Day – Estimated – 200,000-250,000
    • Saturday Visitors – 30-000-50,000
    Traffic / Crowds
    • Heaviest during mornings, 7:00AM – Noon

    Market Characteristics:
    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.

    Habitat:
    The Michigan Detroit Eastern Market is lined with old breakfast restaurants, and specialty shops.

    There are ample parking lots, and structures, you can park anywhere that does not obstruct traffic (police turns a blind eye:) A typical 3 – 5 minute wait is all the patients you need to garner a prime parking spot.

    Flower Buyers Guide

    First Edition

    detroit eastern market flower buyers guide

    View on Amazon’s website; get the Flower Buyers Guide eBook here.
    Visit the Facebook page Detroit: Eastern Market Flower Buyers Guide.
    Detroit Eastern Market: Latest Detroit Eastern Market update.

     

  • 16Apr
    Categories: Detroit Eastern Market Flower Day 2016 Comments Off on Detroit Eastern Market Flower Day

    Detroit Eastern Market Flower Day

    1000 Shades of Yellow

     

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    Detroit Eastern Market Flower Day 2016 and the color Yellow – There will be in multitude of bright colors of Yellow, to attract bloom loving flower addicts from all over Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and Canada. Gardeners and Flowers lovers everywhere, come one, come all, small, big, and tall. Come in cars, station wagons, and trucks, vans. The color Yellow will be in full bloom at the Detroit Eastern Market again this year. Large blooms of roses, double and single, hanging from racks, carts, everything in between. Hanging baskets in every hue of Yellow; Light Yellow, Sun-riseYellow, Finch plum Yellow, Dandelion Yellow, a Yellow for every gardener. In many shades of many sizes, Detroit Eastern Market Flower Day 2016 will be in full bloom again this year.

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    You will always find the biggest, largest, and colorful Yellow flowers. Detroit Eastern Market Flower Day 2016 will “boom” and go “bloom” in Yellow. Country Summer Yellow, Banana Yellow, Lemon Bright Yellow; Yellow flowers in every shade, Yellow flowers in every hue. There will be Yellow Asters, Yellow petunias, Yellow Tulips, Yellow Lillies short and tall, Yellow Impatiens, Detroit Eastern Market Flower Day 2016 will make Eastern Market look like a sea of Yellow. From Yellow baskets to Yellow flats, Yellow running vines of Periwinkle, Yellow Marigolds all looking so bright. Carts of Yellow, racks of Yellow, wagons of Yellow on Yellow, in Yellow!

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    In the morning, noon, or evenings, you can walk into the color Yellow. Hoards of flowers, billowing from trucks, stuffed in trucks and racks, flowing from ramps into the streets, lining the walkways. The fresh morning air fills the market atmosphere, the edge of the morning will welcome the color yellow, oh what a beautiful color of high noon, matching the color of Yellow. The animated many shades of yellow being carted by hoards of flower buyers; Tulips of Yellow, or Cosmos shades of Yellow. Or, is it closer in shade to the Bell Pepper Yellow, the light color of Squash-summer Yellow or Cosmos Yellow? From May through June, morning, noon, or evening, you can find any shade of Yellow among the bounty of Eastern Market Flower Day 2016.

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    You can find your favorite color, shade, and hue of Yellow flower, at the Detroit Eastern Market Flower Day 2016 on Flowers.

     

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    Flowers bring beauty to the home.

    Detroit Eastern Market

    Useful Facts

    Hours
       Daily – Summer
       Wholesale/Commercial – Early mornings 2 – 6AM
       Consumer 7AM – 7PM
       Saturday Nursery, Garden Flower Sales—hundreds of farmers
    Location
       Downtown Detroit
       East of I-75, South of Mack Ave, North of Gratiot
       East of Tigers Stadium (Across the bridge)
    Map
    Map-Detroit Eastern Market
    Detroit Eastern Market Age:
    Established: 1891
     
    Detroit Eastern Market Size
    The market size is estimated between 40 & 45 acres of bustling buying & selling grounds, apprx 12-14 acres under sheds & display.
    Flowering Bedding & Vegetable Garden Plants
       Flats, Hanging Baskets, Pots,
       Perennials, and Annuals
    Largest Blooming Marigold

    African Marigold
    Chrysanthemum-Flowered Marigold, Carnation Flowered Marigold, Gigantea MarigoldTagetes erecta

    New Cultivars – This Year (Flower Day 2016)
    Geraniums:
    • 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.

    Geranium Martha Washington
    These geraniums produce the largest flowers of all the geranium types.

     Geranium Roxanne
     Is one of the largest flowers of the blue varieties.

    Eastern Market Flower Day Main Event
       Flower Day – One week after Flower Day
    Statistically Speaking – Flower Season
       Vendor / Farmer Stalls – 150-200
    Attendees / Visitors
    • Flower Day – Estimated – 200,000-250,000
    • Saturday Visitors – 30-000-50,000
    Traffic / Crowds
    • Heaviest during mornings, 7:00AM – Noon

    Market Characteristics:
    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.

    Habitat:
    The Michigan Detroit Eastern Market is lined with old breakfast restaurants, and specialty shops.

    Inventory Availability – Top 20
    List all flowers here (common names – scientific)
    Annuals
    Cosmos
    Geraniums
    Impatiens
    Begonias
    Gerbera Daisies
    Petunias
    Marigolds
    Zinnias
     
    Perennials
    Astilbe
    Bearded Togue
    Blackened Susan
    Blue Speedwell
    Pincushion
    Purple Cone Flower
    Sage
     Parking – Free (Everywhere)
    •     Structure
    •     Streets
    There are ample parking lots, and structures, you can park anywhere that does not obstruct traffic (police turns a blind eye:) A typical 3 – 5 minute wait is all the patients you need to garner a prime parking spot.

    Flower Buyers Guide

    First Edition

    detroit eastern market flower buyers guide

    View on Amazon’s website; get the Flower Buyers Guide eBook here.
    Visit the Facebook page Detroit: Eastern Market Flower Buyers Guide.
    Detroit Eastern Market: Latest Detroit Eastern Market update.