• 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.

    Flower Day Eastern Market 2 Photo by Ike Austin

    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.

    Eastern Market Detroit

    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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    Eastern Market Detroit
    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.

    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.

  • 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?

    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, 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.

     

  • 26Feb
    Categories: Detroit Eastern Market Flowerday, Eastern Market Comments Off on Best Flower Prices, Flower Sales, Flower Deals – Eastern Market

    Best Flower Prices, Flower Sales, Flower Deals – Eastern Market

     

    Flower Pedals of Eastern Market

    Flower Pedals of Eastern Market

    Spring is Near. Summer is around the corner! Eastern Market is germinating low flower prices.

    Flower Pedals of Eastern Market

    Flower Pedals of Eastern Market

    Flower Petals will cover the grounds corner to corner! Flowers will stretch across pavements block to block. The Eastern Market is germinating the summer blooms at the eastern market.

    It all starts on Flower Day!