OK, it’s spring now. Thanks for the great memories, Winter, see you in 8 months or so. As usual, The Week is the place to post comments on what’s popping up in your garden or in the Michigan news. You can complain about the weather too if Winter decides not to take the hint!
The photo was taken April 1, 2007 at the Ford’s Fairlane Estate and is a fitting way to head into Garden Month on Absolute Michigan. Tina writes that Clara Ford’s:
…love of gardening and horticulture was said to be second only to her devotion to her husband and family. Her tastes in gardening were simple, at least as far as design and color were concerned … She preferred old-fashioned plant varieties such as Bachelor Buttons, Petunias, Irises, Peonies, Tulips, Lillies, Heliotropes, Delphiniums, Forget-Me-Nots, English Primrose, Scilla and, of course, Roses planted in relatively informal patterns.
Click the photo to read more and be sure to check out her slideshow from the Henry Ford Estate.
Last week: March 24-30, 2008