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RE: Advice on where to buy plants - Detroit Metro area (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: david925 on 04.08.2005 at 03:27 pm in Great Lakes Gardening Forum

Oakland county has 2 farmers markets - Royal Oak and Pontiac. They are open Tues, Thurs and Saturday as Farmers markets - produce, flowers and plants. Sundays are flea markets - at least Pontiac is. My wife works for a grower at Pontiac through the summer who has allowed us to convince him to expand his selection of woody stuff as well as interesting perennials. The markets including the above mentioned Easter market are a lot of fun. Get there early for the best selection. I know 6:30 - 7:00 on a saturday morning sounds early, but think of the rest of the day to relax in the garden.

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RE: Advice on where to buy plants - Detroit Metro area (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: Chills on 04.08.2005 at 03:04 am in Great Lakes Gardening Forum

I frequent a good nursery in Roseville for most of the commonly grown perennials in Mi. Semerau's on Gratiot betweek 9 and 10 mile roads. Wait til late April/mid May as they usually have everything out by then.

Good selection of vegetables/annuals as well. Prices are quite good, excellent after the 4th of July.

It depends on what you like growing. 90% of what I now want I only find online. (unusual edibles and Clematis varieties that aren't the top 20 most commonly found)

~Chills

Other choices near me (St Clair Shores) include: English Gardens $$(Kelly Road), HD and Lowes (Gratiot) and Evergreen (8 Mile)$$.

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RE: Advice on where to buy plants - Detroit Metro area (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: Juliana63 on 04.07.2005 at 05:24 pm in Great Lakes Gardening Forum

Michigan Bulb is a not a recommended company -- see the Garden Watchdog Website. For basic groundcovers and summer bulbs you can find good deals at Home Depot, Lowes, and Meijer. Pick up a copy of Michigan Gardener (michgangardener.com)if you are interested in locating some more unique plants. Some of the popular nurseries like Telly's, Bordines, and English Gardens are quite pricey, but you can occasionally find a good deal. If you are interested in nursery "field trips": Arrowhead Alpines in Fowlerville is excellent (they carry everything, not just alpines), Barson's on Merriman in Westland, and Raney's on 10 Mile just east of South Lyon. If your community has a farm market, they are often a good source for a variety of plants.

Good Luck!
Juliana

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