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    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.

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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

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