• 07May
    Categories: Flower ay is Coming Comments Off on Flower Day Detroit is Near!

    Flower Day Detroit is Near!

    The mother of all Flower Days is Coming in Two More Weeks!!!
    Nothing is bigger, better & brighter…than the Detroit Eastern Market Flower Day!
    Bookmark the…Countdown to Flower Day Link is Here.

    Flowers can make a window view beautiful

    Flower Day?
    What is Flower Day?
    When is Flower Day?

    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)
    Eastern Market 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
    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:

    Flower Day – Over 200,000 thousand flower loving shoppers, all looking to find their favorite flower, in their favorite color.

    detroit eastern market flower buyers guide

    detroit eastern market flower buyers guide

    Eastern Market (EM) is one of the most exciting places to shop for gardening plants & flowers. Eastern Market Flower Buyers Guide (EMFBG) will give shoppers the opportunity to… 2”X” the flowers they get for their buck.

    EMFBG TIP 15 – Over Production
    If you are walking the market and spot a large display of a single variety of bedding plants, due to various uncontrolled circumstances growers have overstocked merchandise and are motivated to sell. In trade lingo they say, the grower is “long on Begonias.” Just knowing what to look for can get $12 healthy, beautiful Begonia flats for only $6! “2X the buying power.” —Ike Austin

    “With the EMFBG, any price is possible.” —Ike Austin

    View more on Amazon’s website; get the Flower Buyers Guide eBook here.
    Remember to visit the Facebook page and LIKE the page
    2X the flowers you get for your buck! Free from Facebook Page:)

    Visit the Facebook page Detroit: Eastern Market Flower Buyers Guide.
    Detroit Eastern Market: Latest Detroit Eastern Market update.

  • 04May
    Categories: Eastern Market Detroit Michiga, Eastern Market Plant Stress Comments Off on Can You Spot Bad Plants?

    The Top Blooms Looks Good, but…

    3 Red Flag symptoms means plants could die in your garden

    One occasion I have encounter all three scenarios over the years.  I have bought good-looking plants at the market and other nursery retailers only to discover the plants are suffering from “plant stress” caused by various growing and handling conditions, despite my best efforts, the plants die in the garden.

    These hidden plant related issues go unnoticed durning the excitement of shopping, but you can avoid them if you know what to look for.

    EMFBG Must Read Before Visiting the Market eBook – 17 Tips

    Download – How to SPot Best Flower Deals EMFBG Here…

    Are You Buying & Spreading Fungus, Insects to Your Garden?

    The quality of plants can vary widely between growers and retailers. It’s important for the health of your garden to inspect your plants before spreading fungus, insects or disease to devastate your garden .

    Can You Spot Bad Plants at Eastern Market?

    Can You Spot Bad Plants at Eastern Market during Flower Day?

    DID YOU KNOW  – 3 Signs plants will die in your garden.

    Let’s Take a Closer Look – Before You Buy

    •  Spot check under blooms for small white aphids – a poor greenhouse insecticide issue passes to customer.
    • Check for dark stems at base of plant – fungus over moister, watering issues can cause gardening issues.
    • Brush hand over top of blooms, if blooms pop off, plants are suffering from light deprivation; plants been on truck to long. Growers sometimes leave plants on trucks and return to the market with the same load several times vs unloading at greenhouses.

    Plant Stress

    Some growers leave plants on trucks for extended periods of time. This causes sun deprivation, it is evident by darkness at the base stem of the plants. Although they may have pretty top blooms, these plants might experience fungus problems and your summer garden will visually suffer.

    Summary
    The quality of plants can vary widely between growers and retailers. It’s important for the health of your garden to inspect your plants before spreading fungus, insects or disease to devastate your garden .

    For More Information:
    Facebook Flower Day Video – Click Here 

    Social Media:
    Facebook Page:  – Click Here 

    When Does Flower Day Start?
    Countdown to Flower Day

    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 Ford Field Stadium (Across the bridge)
    Eastern Market 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
    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:

    Flower Day – Over 200,000 thousand flower loving shoppers, all looking to find their favorite flower, in their favorite color.

    detroit eastern market flower buyers guide

    Eastern Market (EM) is one of the most exciting places to shop for gardening plants & flowers. Eastern Market Flower Buyers Guide (EMFBG) will give shoppers the opportunity to… 2”X” the flowers they get for their buck.

    “With the EMFBG, any price is possible.” —Ike Austin

    View more on Amazon’s website; get the Flower Buyers Guide eBook here.
    Remember to visit the Facebook page and LIKE the page
    2X the flowers you get for your buck! Free from Facebook Page:)

    Visit the Facebook page Detroit: Eastern Market Flower Buyers Guide.
    Detroit Eastern Market: Latest Detroit Eastern Market update.

  • 02May
    Categories: Eastern Market Detroit Michiga Comments Off on More Rain, Lower Flower Prices

    EMFBG TIP 2 – More Rain, Lower Flower Prices

    One very rainy day occasion, I drove around an came by a school that ran an annual flower sale fundraiser. It was a gloomy rainy day; overcast and clouds killed the flower buying mood. I stopped by and chatted with the participants, giving honest compliments on all the great looking plants they had on display. There were lots of backyard Hostas and other expensive perennials. I had a good time talking with the event hosts. I started to buy a couple of items, but wait! This moment represents an opportunity for bargains, deals, and discounts! I estimated there was several hundred dollars worth of retail inventory of perennial plants, tulips, Hostas several varieties, Pachysandra, lilies, black-eyed Susan’s, asters, lavender, and others. It was near the end of the evening, rainy, and gloomy. I didn’t have my truck but made an offer to buy the remaining inventory for $200 if the guy with the pickup truck will take all this stuff to my house. They gladly accepted the offer because nobody wanted to load all those muddy plants back into their vehicles.

    Rainy Day at Eastern Market

    I gladly tipped the driver $50 for a ten-minute drive.

    Savings: There had to be appx $600 in fully mature, healthy garden plants with 90% being perennials.

    Drive around, check for street banners, small town local papers, make Local Flower Fund Raisers part of your flower hunting routine.

    Cash Talks – Bargains, Deals, Discounts

    It is always cash, it is never cards or checkbook, it is always cash, and compliments.

    Quantities
    Always purchase bulk, try to make the big deal of the summer from one spot.

    When to Shop Around
    Keep an eye out for time of day–evenings is best, weather–rainy.

    Readership
    Eastern Market Shoppers pre-armed with the right bargaining knowledge can buy premium garden flowers, at reduced prices. Additionally, shoppers can apply the same techniques at Big Box Stores, Roadside Flower Stands, and Greenhouses–2X opprotunities may exist even during Flower Day.

    For More Information:
    Facebook Flower Day Video – Click Here 

    Social Media:
    Facebook Page:  – Click Here 

    When Does Flower Day Start?
    Countdown to Flower Day

    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 Ford Field Stadium (Across the bridge)

     

    Eastern Market 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
    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:

    Flower Day – Over 200,000 thousand flower loving shoppers, all looking to find their favorite flower, in their favorite color.

    detroit eastern market flower buyers guide

    Eastern Market (EM) is one of the most exciting places to shop for gardening plants & flowers. Eastern Market Flower Buyers Guide (EMFBG) will give shoppers the opportunity to… 2”X” the flowers they get for their buck.

    “With the EMFBG, any price is possible.” —Ike Austin

    View more on Amazon’s website; get the Flower Buyers Guide eBook here.
    Remember to visit the Facebook page and LIKE the page
    2X the flowers you get for your buck! Free from Facebook Page:)

    Visit the Facebook page Detroit: Eastern Market Flower Buyers Guide.
    Detroit Eastern Market: Latest Detroit Eastern Market update.

  • 08Apr
    Categories: Flower Day Comments Off on Flower Day? What is Flower Day?

    Flower Day? What is Flower Day?

    What is Flower Day? Flower Day is the biggest, largest, humongous, enormous bedding plant, flower spectacle; it is an annual Detroit Eastern Market event held over 152 years! Go here to read tips on how to spot great deals and/or [Sign up] to get EMFBG eBooks containing 2x money saving tips in one package.

    Flower day

    Detroit Eastern Market Flower Day

    When is Flower Day?

    Flower Day is May 21st this year 2017, but the date changes every year. A rule to remember, it is always “The First Sunday after Mother’s Day.”

    Flower Day?

    It is a timeless venue for flower lovers; morning, noon, and evenings. It is a stroll into a forest of many colors, many variations of deep earth tones to pastel highlights. It is a Ga-Zillion flowers in full bloom. Ba-Billions of blooms billowing from trucks, rolling about on racks, wagons, & carts, spilling from semis into the streets. It is… a rainbow of a million hues, each individual bloom is a match made from heaven, as quoted by the old adage…”beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” From the market to the garden, flowers makes a home happier.

    EMFBG – How to Spot the Best Flower Deals at the Market?

    Download – A must read before visiting the Eastern Market, Click Here…

    eastern market deals & discounts

    “With the EMFBG, any price is possible.” —Ike Austin

    It is the change to discover some great garden flower bargains, discounts and deals. It is an opportunity to 2X the flowers you get for you buck!

     

    Flower Day

    Flower Day

    Get Ready for Flower Day!

    Flower Day?

    Flower Day is a day covered in White – There will be a thousand colors of White flowers in every tint and every tone. Gardeners and Flowers lovers everywhere will converge on Detroit Farmers Market again for the 151th time this century. They will be greeted with the glow of white flowers of bedding plants, some in full bloom other are not. Large blooms of climbing white roses, double and single, displayed in rows and rows on everything sidewalk and path in between. Hanging baskets of white blooms in every hue of White;  Alice Light White, EggShell White, Pastel Off White, Tinges of many Whites; a white for every gardener. In many shades of many sizes, Flowerday shoppers will be drowning in white flowers on Flower.

    Flower Day?

    It is a parade of the color Pink – There will be a thousand colors of  Earth Tone Pink of flowers in every color and every shade. Gardeners and Flowers lovers everywhere, come one, come all, small, big, and tall. Come in cars, station wagons, and trucks, vans. The color Rasberry Tone Pink will be in full bloom at the Eastern Market Michigan. Large blooms of roses, double or single, hanging from racks, carts, everything apparatus in between. Hanging baskets in every hue of Lush Pastel Tone Pink; light Earth Pink, Anemone Tone Pink, Bella Cherry Tone Pink, Haute Tone Pink, a Tone of Pink for every gardener. In many shades of many sizes, Eastern Market will be in full bloom again this year – Flower Day is on May 21th this year 2017.  Flower Days is always the first week after Mother’s Day. View the EMFBG Countdown Timer.

    Flower Day

    Flower Day?

    In Living Pastel Color – Flower Day– shoppers will discover the biggest, largest, and colorful-est garden flower extravaganza in the US. On Flowers Day, the grounds will be in full bloom in a multiple of pastel colors. Misty Iceberg Pastel blue, Mild Mountain water Pastel blue, Mirage Mountain mist blue.  Flower Day is always covered in flowers every day of the summer week, morning, noon and nights. There will be pastel blue aster hybrids, pastel blue petunias hybrids, pastel blue blazers hybrids, pastel blue sage hybrids, pastel blue periwinkle hybrids, and no shortage of pastel blue Snap Dragons. Eastern Market Detroit will look like pastel blue, from pastel blue sky heaven to deep space dark pastel blue, early sun crackling morning glory pastel blue.  The magic of pastels starts on Flower Day. Flower shoppers in their many shades of coats, sweaters, jacket & hats, and flower carrying blue and purple wagons & carts, all looking to find their favorite flower, in their favorite pastel color, in their favorite shade or hue. On Flower Day, people are running here, walking there, jogging, sometimes sprinting from one end of the Market to the other on Flower Day.

    Flower Day?

    Garden flower lovers will always find a plethora of red, and colorful Red Pastel flowers on Flower Day. Detroit Eastern Market Flowers will “boom” in blooms in Red Pastel. Sinopia Summer Red Pastel, Wild ferrari Red Pastel, Outback Indian Red Pastel; Red Pastel flowers in every shade, Red Pastel flowers in every hue. There will be Red Pastel asters, Red Pastel colored petunias, Red Pastel tinted Tulips, Red Pastel Hybiscus, Red Pastel toned Impatiens, Flower Day will make Eastern Market look like it is saturated in Red Pastel. From Red Pastel skies to Red Pastel moon Red Pastel, morning glory Red Pastel, Red Pastel Meizolds all looking so Red Pastel. Carts of Red Pastel, racks of Red Pastel, wagons, of Red Pastel on Red Pastel, in the color red! You can find your favorite color, shade, and hue of Red Pastel flower, at the Eastern Market on FlowerDay.

    In the morning, noon, or evenings, you can walk into the color Red Pastel. Hoards of flowers, wrapped in plastic, stuffed in trucks and racks, piled in the streets, lining the walkways. The evening edge of the sky reminds me of an Iris Red Pastel, or Delphinium shade of Red Pastel. Or, is it closer in shade to the Coquelicot Red Pastel, the tulip dark Red Pastel or Cosmos Sinabot Tone of Red Pastel? From May through June you can find any shade of Red Pastel among the bounty of Eastern Market on FlowerDay.

    Flower Day

     

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    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)
    Eastern Market 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

    Read More Free Here… EMFBG.

  • 07Apr
    Categories: Flower Show at Detroit Eastern Market Comments Off on Lesser Known Tips for Paying 50% Less for Garden Plants

    Eastern Market Flower Buyers Guide (EMFBG) will give shoppers the opportunity to 2X the flowers they get for their buck!

    Shoppers pre-armed with the right bargaining knowledge can buy premium garden flowers, at reduced prices. Additionally, shoppers can apply the same techniques at Big Box Stores, Roadside Flower Stands, and Greenhouses. Visit [Facebook Link] to get a free copy of book with all EMFBG Tips

    EMFBG eBook

    Download EMFBG Here…

    “With the EMFBG, any price is possible.” —Ike Austin

    EMFBG TIPS

    Eastern Market Only—Everyone knows there are late in the day price reductions, but you only get leftover products. View EM Flower Day Video [FB Link].

    EMFBG TIP 13 – Early Bird Deals – Did you know you can arrive 5 am early in the morning and buy the very best premium garden flowers at wholesale prices? Pay $25 for hanging baskets retailing at $50.

     

    EMFBG TIP 15 – Over Production

    Opportunity Abound on Flower Day

    These types of vendors are ready to deal, you would be doing both of you a favor.

    If you are walking the market and spot a large display of a single variety of bedding plants, due to various uncontrolled circumstances growers have overstocked merchandise. These growers can be motivated to sell at bargain prices. In trade lingo they say, the grower is “long on Begonias.” Just knowing what to look for can get $12 healthy, beautiful Begonia flats for only $6! “2X the flower buying power.” 

    Excerpt – True Story

    One year as I was making my routine market walk, I spotted a grower with an entire truckload of Red Impatiens; beautiful and in prime condition.  I complimented on the beauty of the plants–remember don’t brow beat, compliment–and asked the price. He said “$12.”  I took out my wallet and asked if he would accept $100 for 20 flats; that’s $5 a flat.  The grower called his farther, and cleared the deal.  I fished out another twenty hidden in my wallet as emergency funds and threw that into the already accepted offer. My final price was $6 a flat and the grower netted appx $4. with the relief he was not going to lose $4, and load & haul the flowers back to the farm, and unload. This is a “win win.”

    I have also seen new grower vendors at the market hoping to get near full price for their flats, who would pass up these low priced deals even from retailers trying to buy the whole truck and get stuck with lots of inventory at the end of the day.

    You just have to have the right eye to know what to look for, and a sincere desire to benefit all.  That’s why I gave up the $20 dollar bill.  I don’t want to hurt the grower, and I like being in the right place at the right time. These deals and start appearing as early as Flower Day.

     

    Infographic Rising Prices Shrinking Count

    Graphically Speaking – The infographic illustrates the relationship between higher bedding plant prices & reduced plant count over the years. —Source EMFBG

    About
    I’m Ike Austin. My first visit to “ The Market” was 55 years ago. Over the years I have observed amazing flower deals and buying techniques from some of the markets oldest patriots. To enhance visitors enjoyment & experience, I built a website around the 126 year old Historic Eastern Market flower & garden phenomenon. Visitors will learn how to get the best garden flower deals, discounts & bargains; 30 Year Secrets Revealed!

    Readership
    Eastern Market Shoppers pre-armed with the right bargaining knowledge can buy premium garden flowers, at reduced prices. Additionally, shoppers can apply the same techniques at Big Box Stores, Roadside Flower Stands, and Greenhouses–2X opprotunities may exist even during Flower Day.

    For More Information:
    Facebook Flower Day Video – Click Here 

    Social Media:
    Facebook Page:  – Click Here 

    When Does Flower Day Start?
    Countdown to Flower Day

    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 Ford Field Stadium (Across the bridge)

     

    Eastern Market 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
    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:

    Flower Day – Over 200,000 thousand flower loving shoppers, all looking to find their favorite flower, in their favorite color.

    detroit eastern market flower buyers guide

    Eastern Market (EM) is one of the most exciting places to shop for gardening plants & flowers. Eastern Market Flower Buyers Guide (EMFBG) will give shoppers the opportunity to… 2”X” the flowers they get for their buck.

    “With the EMFBG, any price is possible.” —Ike Austin

    View more on Amazon’s website; get the Flower Buyers Guide eBook here.
    Remember to visit the Facebook page and LIKE the page
    2X the flowers you get for your buck! Free from Facebook Page:)

    Visit the Facebook page Detroit: Eastern Market Flower Buyers Guide.
    Detroit Eastern Market: Latest Detroit Eastern Market update.

     

  • 06Apr
    Categories: Flower Day Comments Off on How Many Days Before Flower Day?

    How Many Days Before Flower Day?

    MAKE YOURSELF HAPPIER!!! Nothing is bigger, better & brighter…than a window view of garden flowers! CLICK Countdown to Flower Day Link is Here.

    Flowers can make a window view beautiful

    Flower Day?  What is Flower Day?

    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)
    Eastern Market 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
    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:

    Flower Day – Over 200,000 thousand flower loving shoppers, all looking to find their favorite flower, in their favorite color.

    detroit eastern market flower buyers guide

    detroit eastern market flower buyers guide

    Eastern Market (EM) is one of the most exciting places to shop for gardening plants & flowers. Eastern Market Flower Buyers Guide (EMFBG) will give shoppers the opportunity to… 2”X” the flowers they get for their buck.

    EMFBG TIP 15 – Over Production
    If you are walking the market and spot a large display of a single variety of bedding plants, due to various uncontrolled circumstances growers have overstocked merchandise and are motivated to sell. In trade lingo they say, the grower is “long on Begonias.” Just knowing what to look for can get $12 healthy, beautiful Begonia flats for only $6! “2X the buying power.” —Ike Austin

    “With the EMFBG, any price is possible.” —Ike Austin

    View more on Amazon’s website; get the Flower Buyers Guide eBook here.
    Remember to visit the Facebook page and LIKE the page
    2X the flowers you get for your buck! Free from Facebook Page:)

    Visit the Facebook page Detroit: Eastern Market Flower Buyers Guide.
    Detroit Eastern Market: Latest Detroit Eastern Market update.

  • 17Feb
    Categories: Seed Germination for Beginners Comments Off on 7 Step Organic Gardening for Beginners – Seed Germination

    7 Step Organic Gardening for Beginners – Seed Germination

    Here are a few steps for the beginning gardener to help get them started…

    Seed Germination

    Seed Germination

    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…

    Three Things a Seed Needs

    KEEP CONSTANT: It’s easy to start seeds:

    a. Keep at constant 70 Degrees

    b. Hang pair fluorescent lights overhead.

    c. Keep soil moist; prevent roots from drying out

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

    TIP: 1 Cool White, 1 Warm White tube from hardware store.

    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.

    It won’t take long, before seedlings sprout leaves 3-4 days.

    Seedling in 3-6 Weeks

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

    What is hardening off?

    Taking the mystery out of one of the most confusing steps in the seed germination process.

    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.

     EASTERN MARKET RESOURCES

    When is Flower Day? Countdown Clock  – How Many Days Till Flower Day?
    History of the SHEDS – Read More Here
    Best Entry Into the Market – View Animation Map Here
    Free Tips From eBook #2, 5, 13, 15 – View Flower Tips & More Here
    About the eBook Details; The Ultimate Guide to Cheap Plants – Learn More Here
    What is Eastern Market in Detroit – Flower DayRead More Here
    Friendliest & Fun Crowds Anywhere – Read More Here
    This is Flower Country – View 1Min Video “Great EM Video”

    EASTERN MARKET ART PRINTS FOR SALE

    Eastern Market Art Related Resources:
    Gallery: Detroit Eastern Market Buy Art Prints
    Gallery: Detroit Eastern Market Tailgating Buy Art Prints
    DayStarBrand Art (Full Description of: Printing, Process & Shipping)
    Eastern Market Art (1 piece example)

    The 7 Step Organic Gardening Guide Can Be Purchased Here…

    View more 7 steps to Organic Gardening on Amazon

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  • 23Dec
    Categories: Eastern Market Detroit Michiga Comments Off on Flower Day 2018 – First Sunday after Mother’s Day

    Flower Day 2018 – First Sunday after Mother’s Day

    (Flower Day Is On May 20th This Year)

    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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    A Must Read…

    EMFBG – How to Spot the Best Flower Deals at the Market?
    Ultimate Flower Buyers Guide

    Download – A must read before visiting the Eastern Market, Click Here…

    Flower Day the Most Colorful Time

    Flower Day is the most colorful time of the year 
    Flowers are blooming swaying and gleaming 
    Painting the town
    It’s the most colorful time of the year

    There will be truckloads of flowers
    For both yards and gardens
    Boasting and bragging of summers past
    About the great gardens we had

    Yes, Flower Day is the most colorful time
    The most colorful time of the year
    It’s the beauty of all blooms
    Smiles of Eastern Market multitudes

    It’s the cars, buses, trucks and carts
    People moving, carrying stuff
    The market’s old history
    Cheap bedding plant bargains, deals, & discounts
    Finding treasures for $100 or $1

    It’s the most colorful time of the year
    Bustling with flowers, plants and baskets
    shoppers, retailers, wholesalers morning till night

    It’s the most colorful time of the year
    Yes, Flower Days is the most colorful time
    Oh the most colorful time
    Of the year

    IAustin

     EASTERN MARKET RESOURCES

    When is Flower Day? Countdown Clock  – How Many Days Till Flower Day?
    History of the SHEDS – Read More Here
    Best Entry Into the Market – View Animation Map Here
    Free Tips From eBook #2, 5, 13, 15 – View Flower Tips & More Here
    About the eBook Details; The Ultimate Guide to Cheap Plants – Learn More Here
    What is Eastern Market in Detroit – Flower DayRead More Here
    Friendliest & Fun Crowds Anywhere – Read More Here
    This is Flower Country – View 1Min Video “Great EM Video”

    EASTERN MARKET ART PRINTS FOR SALE

    Eastern Market Art Related Resources:
    Gallery: Detroit Eastern Market Buy Art Prints
    Gallery: Detroit Eastern Market Tailgating Buy Art Prints
    DayStarBrand Art (Full Description of: Printing, Process & Shipping)
    Eastern Market Art (1 piece example)

    EMFBG – How to Spot the Best Flower Deals at the Market?

    Download – A must read before visiting the Eastern Market, Click Here…

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    “With the EMFBG, any price is possible.” 

    It is the change to discover some great garden flower bargains, discounts and deals. It is an opportunity to 2X the flowers you get for your buck!

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    Market Facts

    Eastern Market Flower Day Prices:

    Flats of petunias & marigolds; $7-10 dollars.

    Impatiens & begonias; $10-12 dollars.

    Hanging Baskets $8-$40.

    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 Mother’s 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.
    Detroit Eastern Market: Latest Detroit Eastern Market update.