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Where You Can Find Cheryl

Saturday, May 4, 2024, 2:00-4:00pm. 3903 Grayton St., Detroit, MI 48224. Clematis Care and Culture Workshop. Long perceived as “difficult” or “temperamental”, Clematis are actually proven performers that can provide years of gardening delight. Join us for a hands-on workshop and learn about the care and culture of these garden gems and specific pruning techniques and concerns for various species and hybrids. Bring your favorite (by-pass) pruners and a chair. $20 pre-paid registration includes an hour of instruction, an hour of supervised hands-on practice, refreshments and a comprehensive handout. Limited quantities of select Clematis available for sale.

Sunday, May 5, 2024, 10:00am-12:00pm. Vista Dr., Belle Isle, Detroit, MI 48207. Belle Isle Wildflower Walk. Join us for a walking tour of a hidden corner of one of our best-known Detroit parks as we explore one of the island's hiking trails in pursuit of native flora - right in the city's center.​ From the rare and unusual to the relatively commonplace (but still lovely), Belle Isle has been under transformation since the exotic European Fallow Deer were restricted from wide access on the island in 2003, allowing the native flora to thrive. In the intervening years, the island has fallen under the aegis of state agencies and non-profits have taken on restoration projects, resulting in nesting bald eagles and the sighting of native beaver. Pre-registration required.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2024, 12:30-2:30pm. Wayne Garden Club. Wayne Historical Museum, 1 Towne Square St., Wayne, MI 48184.

"Bringing Natives Home." Home gardeners are becoming more interested in gardening with native plants. Explore some combinations - some planned, others fortuitous - of native species and traditional garden plants to inspire your own gardening adventures.

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Saturday, May 11, 2024, 10:00am-5:00pm. POST, 14500 Kercheval Ave., Detroit, MI 48215. Mother's Day Weekend Pop-Up at POST!!! Mother's Day is coming right up -- Sunday May 12th. We look forward to treating our POST pals to some extra special goodies including guest artists, handcrafted bouquets featuring local flowers, and a few new craft workshops too. Bring a mom! Bring a friend! Bring yourself!

Sunday, May 12, 2024, 10:00am-12:00pm. 5271 Canyon St., Detroit, MI 48236. Balduck Park Wildflower WalkJoin us for a walking tour of a surprising remnant wilderness and beautiful oak savanna on Detroit's east side.​ Balduck Park is best known for its sledding hill (which doubles as a movie theater in summer) and athletic fields. But, on the other side of Chandler Park Drive, botanical wonders await. With a context comparable to that on Belle Isle—lake plain prairie characterized by spring inundation, the plant palette is similar and yet unique. Despite its urban setting, this part of the park fosters a wide range of botanical species (some of which suggest that parts of the property have never been under development) and supports numerous native bird species as well. Pre-registration required.

Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 6:30-8:30pm. Clinton-Macomb Public Library. Check website for specific location. "Bringing Natives Home." Home gardeners are becoming more interested in gardening with native plants. Explore some combinations - some planned, others fortuitous - of native species and traditional garden plants to inspire your own gardening adventures.

Saturday-Monday, May 25-27, 2024, 10am-4pm. Kensington Metropark Art Fair. 4570 Huron River Pkwy., Milford, MI 48380As featured in The Detroit News "Homestyle" section, add a touch of nature to your home and garden with hand-crafted stoneware designs including our iconic sunflowers and daisies, bird houses and toad houses, lanterns, bird and bug bowls and more.

Saturday, June 1, 2024, 8:00am-1:00pm. Washtenaw County Conservation District Native Plant Expo and Marketplace. Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103As featured in The Detroit News "Homestyle" section, add a touch of nature to your home and garden with hand-crafted stoneware designs including our iconic sunflowers and daisies, bird houses and toad houses, lanterns, bird and bug bowls and more.

Saturday, June 8, 2024, 10:00am-2:00pm. 14th Annual Summer Garden Tour. 3903 Grayton St., Detroit, MI 48224.  Join us for our Annual Summer Open House, now in its 13th year! See over 200 species of native plants—from seasonal forbs, grasses and ferns to native trees, shrubs and vines—in this unique Detroit garden. If you're interested in learning more about the beauties and benefits of including native plants on your property, join us!

The tour also features our own garden-inspired art, including items from Black Cat Pottery's ongoing Clearance event. (See our CLEARANCE SALE! section on the menu bar at the top of the page.) We also have two sets of poetry stones (referencing lilacs and peonies) available (great to customize a border or walk), as the garden's transition to more native plants continues.

This self-guided tour is free and open to the public; no registration is required.

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Saturday, June 22, 2024, 4:00-5:30pm. Nature Niche, 2004 W. Wackerly St., Midland, MI 48642. "Pollinator Preservation Strategies for the Home Garden: Native Plants and Their Unique Relationships with Beneficial Insects." Want to help out our native pollinators and other beneficial insects? Through plant selection, garden design and maintenance protocols, you can provide a haven not only for our beautiful butterflies and moths but also other critical beneficial species, from bees to beetles. We'll also have a pop-up of additional Black Cat Pottery designs available from 10:00am to 4:00pm!!!

Wednesday, July 10, 2024, 3:00-4:30pm. Troy Public Library, 510 W. Big Beaver Rd., Troy, MI 48084. "Pollinator Preservation Strategies for the Home Garden: Native Plants and Their Unique Relationships with Beneficial Insects." Want to help out our native pollinators and other beneficial insects? Through plant selection, garden design and maintenance protocols, you can provide a haven not only for our beautiful butterflies and moths but also other critical beneficial species, from bees to beetles.

Saturday, August 3 (10:00am-7:00pm), and Sunday, August 4 (11:00am-5:00pm), 2024. Belle Isle Art Fair Belle Isle Park, 1 Fountain Dr., Detroit, MI 48207. As featured in The Detroit News "Homestyle" section, add a touch of nature to your home and garden with hand-crafted stoneware designs including our iconic sunflowers and daisies, bird houses and toad houses, lanterns, bird and bug bowls and more.

TBD, 1:30-4:30pm. East English Village Garden Tour. East English Village Garden Club. East English Village , Detroit, MI 48224. Cheryl's garden is one of several featured on this neighborhood garden tour. Buy your tickets in advance here or on the day of the event at 5060 Bishop St.

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Saturday, August 17, 2024, 10:00am-2:00pm. 14th Annual Summer Garden Tour. 3903 Grayton St., Detroit, MI 48224.  Join us for our Annual Summer Open House, now in its 13th year! See over 200 species of native plants—from seasonal forbs, grasses and ferns to native trees, shrubs and vines—in this unique Detroit garden. It's been a challenging gardening season with extreme heat, drought, unseasonably cool temperatures and violent storms. The native plants, however, are going strong. If you're interested in learning more about the beauties and benefits of including native plants on your property, join us! 

The tour also features our own garden-inspired art, including items from Black Cat Pottery's ongoing Clearance event. (See our CLEARANCE SALE! section on the menu bar at the top of the page.) We also have two sets of poetry stones (referencing lilacs and peonies) available (great to customize a border or walk), as the garden's transition to more native plants continues.

This self-guided tour is free and open to the public; no registration is required.

Saturday, August 24, 2024. Michigan Audubon "Backyard Bird Habitats" Workshop. More information forthcoming. "Gardening for the Birds: Strategies for Optimizing Habitat." Did you know that most of our native songbirds rely on native insects to raise their young? With the ongoing insect apocalypse, our native songbirds are at risk. Learn how you can help them through plant selection, garden design and maintenance protocols, making your garden a safe and welcoming oasis for all species.

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