Garden tours begin

Tours of local gardens are back in force after many were forced to take a break last summer. Here’s a roundup of some upcoming walks that are sure to inspire your planting and seasonal planning.

June 17: The Rochester Garden Club. Go to

June 18-19: Annual visit to the gardens of the Grosse Pointe Garden Center.

June 26: For more information on the annual Livonia Gardens Walk, visit

July 14: Walk through the gardens of the Troy Garden Club. Go to

August 7: Annual visit to the Yardeners gardens. Go to

Shed 5 Flea returns to the Eastern market

Safely returning to Eastern Market for its fifth season, Shed 5 Flea offers home decorations and more in and around Shed 5 and Shed 6. The attractive range includes architectural salvage, vintage and handcrafted goods, small lots and artisan foods, and clothing. This free event which takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 13, July 11 and August 8 has become a summer favorite with buyers and exhibitors. Discover the unique selection of products in an emblematic location. For more information, visit

Palmer Park Art Fair June 5-6

The Palmer Park Art Fair returns June 5-6 with new artists, a new poster of acclaimed Detroit artist Judy Bowman, and new security protocols. New artists this year include Olujimi King, a fiber artist from Georgia and local wood artist Babacar Lo. New artists from the Detroit Fine Art Breakfast Club will join teenage artists from the Mint Artists Guild and the Detroit Art Teachers Association will put on an exhibit. “We love to create new elements and new avenues for Detroit artists to connect with art buyers,” said Mark Loeb, event organizer in a press release. “This year, we are happy to welcome back favorite artists and newbies.” The event will take place near the log cabin, just off Woodward Avenue, near McNichols. Parking and entry are free. For more information, visit

Nora Modern has a new seasonal boutique on the Leelanau Peninsula

The modern gift and housewares store Nora Modern now has a seasonal boutique on the Leelanau peninsula. Nora Northport adds a pop-up location to the popular flagship store in Midtown Detroit. Should be open during the summer and during the fall color season you will find apothecaries, modern jewelry, personal accessories, housewares, books and more. “We’re excited about Northport, which is a growing community of designers and craftspeople… it’s great to both stay in Michigan while stretching our legs a little bit. Nora is almost 10 years old now and we have had so much success. We see this outpost almost like a little care package from Detroit sent north for summer camp, ”said Liz Boone, co-founder. The new location is 107 E Nagonaba Street. For more information, visit

Cool off with fun and colorful pool toys

Get ready to make a splash with the Rainbow collection from PoolCandy. Beat the heat with these bright, sparkling and dazzling floats, sprinklers, tubes, balls, slides and sun-drenched pools. For example, the Half Island makes you feel like you’re floating on a rainbow while the waterslide takes the sprinklers to another level. These seasonal products that start at around $ 30 are available at select retailers and at

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