Yesterday when Mr. Bachelor was visiting (holding a boquet of
gorgeous tiny pink roses he purchased from Eastern Market) he
mentioned to me that this coming Saturday Eastern Market in Detroit was having it's annual Flower Day.
The event came about when the local non-profit Metropolitan
Detroit Flowers Growers Association put their heads together to try and combat rising delivery costs and to help get the word out on their products to local Detroit residents.
What started as a small event has now grown so much that 150,000 people are expected to gather in Eastern Market this Saturday, to view
and purchase flowers, shrubs, vegetable plants and other gardening
plants displayed on 15 acres of bursting color.
While visitors shop the acres of gardening lushness, the children will be able to enjoy Merry Market Land area, and there will also be a Wacky Wagon Contest, that I'm sure first came about because of the practice of so many bringing wagons to pull around the trays of flowers, shrubs and small trees.
I have a wagon, Mr. Bachelor has a pick-up truck and Saturday if
we can both decide on a starting time that works with our schedules
we'll be there to purchase our flats of flowers and take photos of
the fun Wacky Wagons.
For those of you who have never been to Eastern Market and need
directions please click here.
Me and Mr. Bachelor? We'll take Gratiot south almost to the end, hang
a right and follow the traffic flow.