Guest Author: Nancy Jones
Gardening in Detroit, Michigan can be a challenge because of our crazy climate and temperature extremes, but once you get some basics down, it's pretty easy. Read "the rules" first and then pick a few plants that are well suited to the Metro-Detroit area. All plants listed are geared toward easy-care, so no fussing allowed! And one more thing: DON'T BE AFRAID TO FAIL! If you haven't killed a few plants, you aren't really gardening. Try the plant in a different place next time or find a different plant.
Without further ado, here is your guide to gardening in Detroit, Michigan:
Michigan is all about experiencing the seasons. To insure a little color in late summer and early fall, be sure to include a tree, shrub, climber and/or groundcover from the list of summer and fall flowering plants for Michigan gardens.
If you're looking for some ideas for your Michigan garden, visit one or more of the public and botanical gardens in the Metro-Detroit area. Each garden/landscape makes good use of plants -- native and otherwise -- that work in our state's variable climate.