• 19Apr
    Categories: Beginner Gardening, Eastern Market Detroit Michiga Comments Off on 7 Step Gardening Guide for Beginners & Kids

    7 Step Gardening Guide for Beginners & Kids

    Tippy Runs all over town…

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    7 Step Organic Gardening Guide

    From a previous story Run Tippy Run, Tippy discovered the health benefits of growing, and eating ORGANIC vegetables. He was determined to spread the word to anyone that will listen. Tippy, began teaching how easy ORGANIC gardening really is. He introduced an Easy 7 Step Gardening Guide for Beginners. This story contain gardening tips for the young beginner gardener and the young at heart older gardener

    All age groups will enjoy the quick-read story-like format.

    The story can serves as a catalysts to a summer of garden activities. A great story combined with indoor-outdoor physical activity.

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    Growing Vegetables

    Growing vegetables is one of the most rewarding activities you can involve yourself in. Pluck right off the vine, and then bite into a fresh big red juicy tomato is a thrill in itself; sprinkling a little salt will greatly enhance the flavor. You will experience a freshness unparalleled found in any grocery store.

    TIP:

    Latest research strongly suggests that soil bacteria can make a person who get their hands dirty, feel happier.

    “You can grow your way to better health!” Tippy says.

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    Grow Your Way to Better Health

    SO, gardening is not only, fun, good exercise, and tasty; we also discover that rich BLACK DIRT has beneficial attributes.

    There are lots of seed and catalog companies; you can find a wide variety of vegetables to suite almost any taste. Be sure to experiment with heirloom (old fashion) varieties of different vegetables.

    TIP:

    There are over 25000 tomato varieties!

    TIP:

    Growing vegetables is one of the most rewarding activities you can involve yourself in. Pluck right off the vine, then bite into a fresh big red juicy tomato is a thrill in itself; sprinkling a little salt will greatly enhance the flavor. You will experience a freshness unparalleled found in any grocery store.

    TIP:

    Latest research strongly suggests that soil bacteria can make a person who get’s their hands dirty, feel happier.

    Growing vegetables is one of the most rewarding activities you can involve yourself in. Pluck right off the vine, then bite into a fresh big red juicy tomato is a thrill in itself; sprinkling a little salt will greatly enhance the flavor. You will experience a freshness unparalleled found in any grocery store.

    TIP:

    Latest research strongly suggests that soil bacteria can make a person who get’s their hands dirty, feel happier.

    “More green, better health! ” Tippy states.

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    Designing Your Garden

    DESIGNING YOUR GARDEN: Start small (100 square feet), look around for a suitable site; shade for cucumbers, full sun for tomatoes. Typically think rectangles; certain shapes make for easy planning, and maintenance.

    TIP: You will improve your design and site selection skills as you gain more experience.

    “The more veggies, the less chance of illness.”

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    Bigger Veggies, Prevent Diabetes

    TYPE OF GARDENS: In addition to planning a garden, here are a few other options…Container garden, raised bed, indoor garden, vertical gardening or simply use a windowsill for raising herbs?

    TIP: A large array of strategically placed flower pots can serve your gardening needs.

    PencilTown rather write stories than do anything else.

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    No Time for Gardening – We Rather Write Stories

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    Citizens use every excuse, so they could write all day.

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    Every excuse from Sir Excuse

    “Gardens now, or doctors later.” Tippy quotes.

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    Doctor or Gardening?

    Write Story about Gardening

    “Hey kid, why not write a story about gardening?”

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    “Can you teach me?” Sir Excuse asks.

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    I Don’t Know Much about Gardening

    “I will teach you everything g-One taught me.”

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    I Will Teach You

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    “Fresh rain makes a healthier plant.”

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    Before a Soft Rain

    “g-One explains why only organic grown food is safe.”

    7 steps for beginner gardeners

    Organic Gardening

    “There are only seven basic steps to gardening.”

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    Seven Steps

    “The seven gardening steps are…”

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    Gardening Seven Steps

    “I will cover ONE STEP at a time.”

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    Gardening Seven Step by Step

    “Get an early start by geminating seeds indoors.”

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    Step One – Germination

    STARTING FROM SEED: Get a 2-3 months head start on the growing season by germinating seeds indoors while it is still cold outdoors. When it is time for planting, you have a jump start by planting seedling plants vs starting from seeds. You can cut your planting by as much as two months.

    TIP: Use fine well aerated growing medium.

    TIP: You can also water seeds from the bottom by soaking in larger tray of water.

    A seed needs three things to grow…

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    What a Seed Needs

    KEEP CONSTANT: It’s easy to start seeds:

    a. Keep at constant 70 Degrees

    b. Hang pair fluorescent lights overhead for 16h/d

    c. Keep soil moist; prevent roots from drying out

    TIP: Use a spray bottle to mist on the soil.

    TIP: 1 Coolwhite, 1 Redlight tube from hardware.

    TIP: Set lights on automatic timer to turn on & off.

    TIP: If seeds get to little light, they will stretch; maintain lights 2-3” above plants.

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    Seedling in 3-6 Weeks

    FAST GROWING: Baby leaves will appear in a couple weeks. A typical tomato plant can grow about an eight of an inch each day.

    What is hardening off?

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    Hardening Off

    ACCLIMATE: A “Hardening off” process will acclimate the young seedlings from their ideal indoor growing conditions, for the more unpredictable harsh outdoor weather. Too much direct sun, can burn the young leaves, cold temperature, and wind, can stunt the growth of the plant, too much water, and plants can suffer root rot, or get washed away.

    TIP: Find a protected area near the house, or place tray under a canopy outside for a 2-4 hours per day. Repeat 7-14 days.

    Can’t I just stick my seedlings in the dirt?

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    Loosen the Soil

    PREPARE SOIL FOR PLANTING: The idea is to create a fine texture, or loose and crumbly soil. Turn the soil, to find, and remove any large rocks, debris, roots, weeds or branches.

    TIP: Healthy loose rich soil is the foundation for healthy plants. The looser the soil, the easier roots move through the dirt. The deeper the roots, the stronger, and bigger the plant.

    All plants need is dirt, and water right?

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    Feed the Plants

    ORGANIC FERTILIZER: Use a fertilizer like cow manure to add nutrients to the soil. Use can also use sheep manure, blood meal, soybean meal etc., depending on what vegetables you plan to grow. And don’t forget to always add generous amounts of organiccompost to maintain soil nutrients levels.

    When the weather gets warm, it’s time to plant.

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    Time to Plant Seedlings

    TRANSPLANT TO THE GARDEN: You’ve maintained your indoor germination chamber, with seedlings getting taller, and roots rapidly expanding to fill the tray, after about 6-10 weeks, you have hardened the young plants off, enriched the soil, it is time to plant those seedlings into the garden. Carefully remove and plant into the dirt one at a time. About 12-24 inches apart to give each other room to expand.

    TIP: Pre-water the hole with a fertilizer solution to provide immediate moisture, and nutrients to the plants rooting system for a good start in the new garden, and reduce transplant shock.

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    Time to Water

    KEEP GARDEN WATERED: Not so much so as to flood the young plants out their holes, or to much to cause root rot. But just enough to keep roots moist and from drying out. There is no set time to water a garden. Watering is governed more by observation, to much heat or wind can cause more dryness thus require more frequent watering.

    TIP 1: DANGER OF THE FROST – Some morning might present an overnight frost on leaves of tender plants. Don’t panic, just wash the frost off BEFORE sunrise. It is not the frost that kills the plant, but the interaction of sunlight and frost that kills.

    TIP 2: MULCH – sprinkle some mulch on top of ground to help hold the moisture.

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    Cultivate

    WEEDING: Do not let annual weeds mature and go to seed. Be vigilant, keep your garden weed free! Constant cultivation will keep weed population in retreat. This is another good reason beginner gardeners should start small.

    TIP: There are many tools at a gardeners disposal; short hand held, or long handles. Optionally, you can lay a generous amount of solid ground covers in-between plant rows (blocked sunlight, kill the weeds). Weeding is another perfect time for a little soil therapy for you and your kids.

    Use safe natural pest control.

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    Pest Control

    PEST CONTROL: It’s a given that insects are attracted to vegetable plant leaves. Again, don’t panic. A few tricks can go a long way toward giving in a little to Mother Nature (let insects have their share), and still reap the rewards of a good harvest.

    TIP: Some organic gardeners will use homemade water bottles filled with crushed garlic spray to ward off insects. Others maintain a concoction of chili pepper sprays, cayenne peppers, onions, the list goes. Experiment yourself and see if you can discover a better homemade bug spray. Be preemptive, spray BEFORE insects arrive. Spray both top and bottom of leaves to help prevent a large insect infestation.

    Start to harvest in as early as six weeks.

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    Harvest Time

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    That’s It!

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    Sounds like Fun

    SO, this summer Sir Excuse plants an organic garden…in-no-time-at-all-harvest-time.png

    In Two Months

    Sir wrote many good stories, including this one–the book you are now reading. write-many-stories-books.png

    Sir Wrote Many Books

    Half of what you eat should be green foods.

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    Every Meal – Is Half Vegetables

    Grow more green, eat more green, better health.

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    Final Choice

    Remember the 4 Basics to Life Long Health

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    4 Basics

    The End

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    7 step gardening guide

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    GROW YOUR OWN ORGANIC VEGETABLES
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    Copyrights

    DayStarBooks: H is for Gardening

    Copyright © 1988-2010

    All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced

    without written consent from the author.

    Based on original characters

    created and illustrated by Ike Austin.

    Story Summary: Series 2 – Outgrow Diabetes.

    Help kids draw their future without diabetes.

    Printed in the United States of America.

    For information,

    www.daystarbooks.com

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    7 Step Gardening Guide for Beginners

    When is Flower Day? Read Details Here

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

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

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

    EMFBG – Flower Buyers Guide

    First Edition

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  • 19Apr
    Categories: Eastern Market Detroit Michiga Comments Off on Eastern Market Detroit, Sheds

    Eastern Market Historic Timeline

     

    Video Shed 5 April Saturday Morning.

    Market activity or visitor traffic is heavy, inventory is light in mid-April. Only a few vendors with minimum garden plant inventory on display. All other sheds are similar in products on display and visitor traffic. Shed 6 was empty; for the exception of only one nursery vendor.

    Why are Eastern Market Structures Called Sheds?

    Historically Speaking

    The term “Shed”was used back in the early 1800s when local farmers raised a shed to sell their produce for shelter against the elements; early temporary structures were flimsy. To accommodate the large increasing agricultural commercial industry in Detroit, several sheds were erected over strategic areas throughout the city.

      (The Eastern Market Structures are Called Sheds)

    In the early years there were several such farmer produce sheds or structures scattered throughout the city of Detroit. But, as the farming age was transformed from agriculture to industrialization, the sheds also experienced several transformations during this time as sheds were slowly being replaced and modernized by the changing architecture and expanding urban renewal.

    The term “shed” has since faded from public memory; few city individuals even know the true meaning of the word “shed” except those few who represent an unbroken chain of generations  who make the annual pilgrimage to the good old historic Detroit Eastern Market’s annual events such as Flower Day.

    Only 3 Sheds Numbered 2, 3, 5?

    Some visitors to the market notice that there are a total of only three numbered with large orange numbers on the roof tops. But, the numberings are for only Shed 2, Shed 3, and Shed 5?

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    (Sheds 2, 3, & 5 are obvious, Sheds 1, 4, & 6 are not)

    But…
    Inquiring visitors want to know...

    Where is Shed 1, 4, and 6?

    Shed 1?

    Shed 1 was located just south of  the where Shed 2 stands today. Shed 1 was original built in 1892 then, almost 40 years laters it was torn-down in 1967 due to the expanding freeway systems. So officially Shed 1 no longer exists.

     (Shed 1 no longer exists – “southern end” of market)

    Shed 4?

    Shed 4 does not resemble any of the large structured sheds and bares no mark or shed name on its frame. Shed 4 is the free stand-alone open air connecting structure that sits between Sheds 3 and 4; it is currently painted a rust orange it is considered a walking path between Shed 3 and Shed 5.

     (Shed 4 is located between Shed 3 & 5 located “mid-market”)

    Shed 6?

    This structure also bares no name or title. It is located at the northern end of the market. It is simply referred to as the section with the tall roof-top or high canopy, “you know, the area upfront with the raised sidewalk.” During Flower Day all sheds are crammed with flower and garden lovers.

    (Shed 6 is located at the “northern end” of the market)

    The current Eastern Market is the lone survivor of originally several designated markets that was located throughout Detroit in the early years(1800s).

    When Were Sheds Built?


    Watch short Eastern Market timeline video (1min).

    Facebook Page

    If you visit the Facebook page, remember to… “Like, Comment, & Share.”:)

    Summary

    There are a total of 5 official designated sheds left standing.

    When is Flower Day? Read Details Here

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

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

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

    EMFBG – Flower Buyers Guide

    First Edition

    detroit eastern market flower buyers guide

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

  • 18Mar
    Categories: Eastern Market Detroit Michiga Comments Off on May 21st is Flower Day 2017! Always the First Sunday After Mother’s Day

    Flower Day is May 21st 2017 – Always The First Sunday after Mother’s Day

    Flower Day 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 observed thousands of transports filled with flowers; red wagons, purple carts, wooden carts, grocery carts and home-made flower hauler.

    VIDEO:
    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 & bustling, 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 was wall to wall eastern market flowers, and flower shopping enthusiasts. 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 (somewhere 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.

  • 15Jan
    Categories: DAYSTARBRAND, Eastern Market Detroit Michiga Comments Off on DAYSTAR BRAND – Eastern Market Fine Art Prints

    DAYSTARBRAND

    DAYSTARBRAND – Art Prints
    Detroit Eastern Market  – Fine Art Print Series

    eastern market painting by ike austin

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    Flower Day Detroit Eastern Market
    Flower Carts – Photo by Ike Austin

    Fine Art Reproductions

    Art Prints 8 x 10
    Unframed or Framed
    Free Screen Saver included

    Contact Info: iaustin@daystarbooks.com

    Capture the Spirit of Flower Day
    I created the Detroit Eastern Market fine art series to capture the unique landscape of bustling flower lovers and this historical landmark. These prints are created as a tribute to the iconic Farmers Market. To bring the atmosphere of the market to your home and keep you in the Eastern Market mood all year long.

    Flower Day Eastern Market 2 Photo by Ike Austin

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    These array of  Eastern Market fine prints will make a nice gift to any flower lover’s home.

    Flower Day WaterColor Series - Photo by Ike Austin

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    About the Artist –
    My first visit to the Eastern Market was on Flower Day, over 55 years ago. It was early in the morning and very cool. Just before the crack of dawn, the place was already bustling with activity and the atmosphere was filled with the chatter of market patriots & rumblings of many transportation vehicles. The background noises created a cacophony of sounds that would become the unique voice of the Eastern Market.  Since that time, I have been under the magical spell of the 150-year-old historic farmers market. At the beginning of every summer, the market calls out to me… “come and visit Flower Day is near.”

    DAYSTARBRAND

    About the Fine Art Prints

    The Paper
    Because Paper can greatly influence the appearance of the print;

    DAYSTAR BRAND Fine Art Reproductions

    The photograph art is professionally printed on MOAB acid-free archival paper; fine art paper with a water-resistant vellum surface. It is made from 100% cotton fiber and is acid and lignin free. I use only CERTIFIED Giclee printers. Giclee prints will not yellow or fade over time.

    All substrate paper sources meet’s archival standards set by Fine Art Trade Guilds for pH and acid content and light fastness; you are assured of receiving the highest quality you are paying for.

    Protective Coating

    Additionally, each print is sprayed with a MOAB protective coating, preventing scratches, fingerprints, scuffing. MOAB is designed to help eliminate these threats while enhancing the surface of the paper.

    DAYSTAR BRAND Fine Art Reproductions

    PRINT ONLY

    PRINT SIZE 8 x 10
    COST $60

    DAYSTARBRAND Flower-Day-Eastern-Market-Photo-by-Ike-Austin

     

    FRAMED GIFT VERSION PRICE
    8×10 $165.00

    FRAME DETAILS

    The gift version of the print is framed in your choice of old world dark wood, or off-white hardwood.

    ART PACKAGING

    These gift versions of the print are packaged as follows; this fine print is protected and matted, sleeved, set/float inside convoluted foam to hold your artwork in place, placed inside a box ensuring that your photo art will arrive safely. Prints shipped with 350lb protective cardboard.

    DAYSTARBRAND Flower-Day-Eastern-Market-Photo-by-Ike-Austin

    SHIPPING
    3 – 5 business days.

    ORDER

    Your Choice $60

    DAYSTARBRAND

    CONTACT
    DayStarBrand of DayStarBooks
    Contact Info: iaustin@daystarbooks.com

  • 30Dec
    Categories: Eastern Market Detroit Michiga Comments Off on Flower Day Eastern Market – Up to the Roof in Blooms

    Flower Day Eastern Market – Up to the Roof in Blooms

    Flower Day Eastern Market will be covered in blooms up to the top of the barn with all of your bedding plants and hanging baskets.

    Flower Day is the one source, place and day for purchasing the biggest, blooming, brightest flower blooms in all of metro Detroit.

    Eastern Market Farmers Market is where thousands of trucks converge with loads of flats of blooming flowers.

    Flower Day Eastern Market

    Flower Day Eastern Market 2017

    Flower Eastern Market – Is a time for large crowds, old stories, walking and talking. It is for the discovery of new cultivars and old heirlooms.  You will walk the market for many heavenly hours during Flower day Eastern Market Detroit until your wagons are full to their rims and brims.

    If you get to hungry stop and eat,
    there are many restaurants with plenty of seats.

    Plan on stuffing your car trunks with blooms and baskets,
    filling the back seat with piles of pedals,
    kids up to their necks surrounded in bright, bursting, colorful flowers.

     

    Flower Buyers Guide

    First Edition

    Ultimate 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.

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    Send your email to be included in our mailing list of great flower deals to be found at Detroit Eastern Market all summer long SIGNUP – Flower Deals Mailing List Click Here

     

  • 28Dec
    Categories: Eastern Market Detroit Michiga Comments Off on In Living Color – Eastern Market Detroit

    In Living Color – Eastern Market Detroit

    Eastern Market Flower Day is the best time and place to purchase all of your gardening needs. There is no other place like this unique FlowerDay anywhere in Michigan.

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    Eastern Market Flower Day is the only source and best day for finding and buying nursery stock, perennials, annuals, vegetable plants, herb plants. FlowerDay is only once a year.

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    Eastern Market Flower Day is where and when 100,000 flower buyers meet 100,000 flats of brilliant blooming flowers. No other day is like Eastern Market Detroit FlowerDays.

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    At In Living Color – Eastern Market Detroit – you will discover the biggest-est, largest-est, and colorful-est of bedding plant flowers at Eastern Market Detroit, especially on Flowers Day. The grounds will be in full bloom in a multitude of different colors. Misty Country Light Blue, Mild Green-ish Blue, Mirage Mountain blue.  Eastern Market Detroit is always drowning in flowers every day of the summer week, morning, noon and nights. Reds, Whites There will be blue aster hybrids, blue petunias hybrids, blue blazers hybrids, blue sage hybrids, blue periwinkle hybrids, Eastern Market Detroit will look like blue. From blue sky heaven to deep space dark blue, early sun crackling morning glory blue.  The magic starts on Flower Day; Flower shoppers in their many shades of blue coats, sweaters, jacket, and flower carrying blue and purple wagons & carts, all looking to find their favorite flower, in their favorite color,  in their favorite shade or hue. On Eastern Market Flower Day, people are running here, walking there, jogging, sometimes sprinting from one end of the Market to the other of end Eastern Market Detroit – In Living Color.

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    Flower Day Useful Facts

    Hours
       Daily – Summer
       Wholesale/Commercial – Early mornings 2 – 6 AM
       Consumer 7 AM – 7 PM
       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, approx 12-14 acres under sheds & display.
    Flowering Bedding & Vegetable Garden Plants
       Flats, Hanging Baskets, Pots,
       Perennials, and Annuals
    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, 7:00 AM – Noon

    Market Characteristics:
    Over 200,000 thousand quick, jittery, some fast walking, others slow walking, then pause and a look down in a 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.

     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.

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  • 23Dec
    Categories: Eastern Market Detroit Michiga Comments Off on Flower Day 2017 – First Sunday after Mother’s Day

    Flower Day 2017 – First Sunday after Mother’s Day

    This Flower Day’s season, plan to walk the Detroit’s Eastern Market early in the morning,  to see millions of glowing, sunburst bright colors in full bloom everywhere.

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  • 12Dec
    Categories: Eastern Market Detroit Michiga Comments Off on Detroit Eastern Market is Buried in Poinsettia Flowers

    Detroit Eastern Market is Buried in Poinsettia Flowers

    Filled up to the Brim with Red Poinsettias

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  • 08Nov
    Categories: Eastern Market Detroit Michiga Comments Off on Chrysanthemum Beauty from Detroit Eastern Market

    Chrysanthemum Beauty from Detroit Eastern Market

     

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    Soothing, calming colors to relax the mind.

    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

     

     

     

     

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