• 25Sep
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    Detroit Eastern Market Fall Mums

    Detroit Eastern Market Fall Mums

    From Eastern Market, To My Yard

    A beautiful photograph of Mums on my front porch, dual colors of yellow and lavender, bathing in the early morning sunrising, sitting on a wrought iron flower pedestal.

     

    Eastern Market

    Detroit Eastern Market

    A large variety of garden mums, from many different growers are in great abundance, sizes and many shades & colors.

  • 09Apr
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    Detroit Eastern Market

    1000 Shades of Blue at the Detroit Eastern Market

    The Detroit Eastern Market and the color Blue – There is a multitude of vibrant colors of blue, to hypnotize the bloom loving flower addict. Gardeners and Flowers lovers everywhere, come one, come all, small, big, and tall. Come in cars, station wagons, and trucks. The color blue will be in full bloom at the Detroit Eastern Market again this year. Big blooms of hydrangeas  drooping, hanging from the weight of oversized pedals. Hanging baskets in every hue of blue; light blue, Singa-poor-sling blue, Chantille blue, Baby Bonnet blue, a blue for every gardener. In many shades of many sizes, Detroit Eastern Market will be in full bloom again this year.

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    detroit-eastern-market-cleome

    You will always find the biggest, largest, and colorful blue flowers. Detroit Eastern Market will bloom in blue. Country Corn Blue, Wild grape blue, Montana Mountain blue; blue flowers in every shade, blue flowers in every hue. There will be blue asters, blue petunias, blue blazers, blue sage, blue periwinkle, Detroit Eastern Market will look like blue. From blue skies to blue moon blue, morning glory blue, blue hyacinth all looking so blue. Carts of blue, racks of blue, wagons, of blue on blue, in blue! You can find your favorite color, shade, and hue of blue flower, at the Detroit Eastern Market.

    detroit-eastern-market-petunias

    detroit-eastern-market-petunias

    In the morning, noon, or evenings, you can walk into the color blue. Hoards of flowers, wrapped in plastic, stuffed in trucks and racks. The crisp morning air will fill the market, the edge of darkness will start to break through, oh what a beautiful color of midnight-early-morning blue. The morning edge of the sky reminds me of an Iris blue, or Delphinium shade of blue. Or, is it closer in shade to the Bellflower Blue, the tulip dark blue or Jumping Jonny violet blue? From May through June, morning, noon, or evening, you can find any shade of flower in the color blue.

    detroit-eastern-market-lobellia

    detroit-eastern-market-lobellia

     

    detroit-eastern-market-sage

    detroit-eastern-market-sage

    The calming affects of blue… Look what the Eastern Market can do for your garden.


    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
    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.

    Inventory Availability – Top 20
     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

    detroit eastern market flower buyers guide

    Amazon: Flower Buyers Guide eBook.
    Visit Facebook: Eastern Market Flower Buyers Guide

  • 16May

    Detroit Eastern Market – Is In Full Bloom, Michigan

    Detroit’s Eastern Market is now “Is In Full Bloom” – 200,000 Flats & Baskets of Color!

    eastern-market-flower-day

    eastern-market-flower-day

    I saw one hundred thousand shades of full blooms spread all over concrete parking lots, and sidewalks.  The Market was blooms on blooms, in flats & baskets, blooms on top of blooms. No, no, it was flower pedals, on baskets of pedals, in flats of pedals, all in full bloom!  This Farmers Market had colorful blooms at the top of racks, colorful blooms bulging at the middle of racks, rainbow  of blooms busting the rack at the seams, yellow pedal blooms, pink pedals at the tip of every flower stem. The multitude of colors was even covering the entire ground, spreading from the top north of the Market to the end tip near Gratiot Ave. Flowers on carts, in wagons, and flowers on the edge of tables. Full blooms were represented in many shades of many colors, southeast Detroit never looked so good from the moon!  Boom there goes hanging baskets, large, medium, and small, all different shades of color; beautiful, something for everyone. A bloom here an bloom there, matching color for every eye. Did I mention the Detroit Eastern Market had millions shades of peach color flowers, in every basket size, flats, tray,s pots big and small?

    The Detroit Market is a summer delight, bright and bustling with people and color.  The Michigan Detroit Eastern Market is another prolific destination for serious and devout gardening and flower enthusiasts.  It is the first spring destination because of it’s thousands bright vivid, wide range of multitude flats, baskets in full bloom.

    eastern-market-flower-day

    eastern-market-flower-day

    One rainy and chilly morning as I walked the Michigan Detroit Eastern Market, I spotted bundles of multi-colored blooms sitting in a thicket of color.  The morning air was filled and smelled of floral perfumes. Yes, this type of colors crammed in one spot is attractive as its density of color catches the eye toward blooms of pure beauty.  However, on this occasion, the thicket of color; yellows, pinks, reds, purples, and whites were covered, surrounded by a crowd of onlookers. This big bang of color gave the crowd an almost pinkish hew, a unique contrast with the Market of Full Blooms posing as all eye’s  of he crowd lusted at the floral center piece.  The on-lookers stared as though they had been hypnotized into a state of stoic admiration. As the crowd passed, along the full length of the long walkway, each person had a moment to be mesmerized. This “in full bloom” Michigan Detroit Eastern Market “busting with blooms” Flower Day spectacle, looks like an endless blooming Jewel.

    farmers-market

    farmers-market

    The above photos of full bloom at the Detroit Market may be the best sea of color a flower lover can experience, but I did manage to capture many  sceneries just before it all started to dissipate in hours by the hoards of full bloom, flower loving hoards of buyers.

    The sun had not yet fully rose and softly disturbed this morning beams on the full bloom scenery as the flowers location was spot lighted by the sun; flowers below, blooming twenty feet high, and the darling morning market was quite.  But this rainy cool morning was quickly about to change as the sun slowly rose, it brought in the anxious hoards who immediately encroached on the Northern Michigan Detroit Eastern Market’s location, the sun rays also quickly melted any light frost off the nearby branches on some shrubbery. I had to quickly gird up and try to press into the crowd to get this particular photo shot.

     

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    detroits-eastern-market

    Lessons Learned From Walking the Detroit Eastern Market

    The Michigan Detroit’s Farmers Market is a very alert and bustling shoulder to shoulder of friendly polite flower shoppers.  They scan to single out a potential of full blooming opportunities; located near and distant in every direction; it is therapeutic and brings a slight adrenaline rush. I noticed the hoards all had an aura of satisfaction as they quickly distinguished their individual mindset based on something that caught their eye.  The hoards are very observant and intelligent garden flower shoppers.

     

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    detroits-eastern-market

    From all over Michigan, Canada, and other nearby states… The hoards… have arrived!

    About the Michigan Detroit Eastern Market

    Full Bloom – Michigan Historic Identification
    Photos Taken: Detroit Eastern Market

    Location: Downtown, Near Fords Field, Gratiot (south)
    Name: Eastern Market

    Established: 1891

    Appearance:
    The Michigan Detroit Eastern Market is nearly 5 acres with, flower and produce farmers, and vendors retail year round.

    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 plans to destroy this old world charm by large financial institutions to modernize the area––tragic, tragic.

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

    Eastern-Market-Map

    Eastern-Market-Map