‘Bee Retreat’ the winner of this week’s garden photo competition

‘Bee Retreat’ the winner of this week’s garden photo competition

Stefanie Wise’s photo of her ‘Bee Retreat’ is this week’s winner of the 2022 Homestyle Garden Photo Contest, sponsored by English Gardens. There are “solitary bee houses nestled among clematis and rose blossoms in mid-spring, gently warmed by the southern brick wall,” writes the Livonia resident. Wise will receive a home or garden book and can compete for the grand prize in September, a $200 gift certificate to English Gardens. To enter and get rules details, go to Detroitnews.com/gardenphotos2022.

Opening of the Anew Bakes & Kropp showroom.

Bakes & Kropp expands to northern Michigan

Bakes and Kropp, a leading luxury kitchen design and custom cabinetry manufacturing company with a showroom in Plymouth and a factory in Mount Clemens, recently added a new showroom in Bay Harbor to its Michigan locations. Grand opening is June 30; the new showroom will include a fully functional kitchen display to host community events as well as more information and displays designed to help homeowners design kitchens, bathrooms, closets, wine cellars from dream and more, according to a press release. Visit bakesandkropp.com.

love story cover

personalized love story blanket

June is a popular wedding month. If you’re looking for a gift that’s both memorable and out of the ordinary, Never Knew I Needed has a great idea. Based in Ottawa, Canada, the company was founded on the belief that love is for everyone and was founded to offer inclusive and unique products, including the Personalized Love Story Blanket (125 $), seen here. Submit the couple’s relationship story in just 256 characters or less and in return they will receive a wonderful keepsake that will warm their hearts and homes for years to come. Also available on Etsy. For more information, visit nkin.ca.

The pool buoy

Pools with personality

Improve your garden with the new offers from Pool Buoy. Known as the “inflatable pool that went to design school”, the ultra-sleek and extra-durable inflatable pools were designed in Melbourne, Australia, and are fun for kids and adults alike. Made from durable, non-toxic vinyl, the pools come in a variety of designs and are made from heavyweight vinyl that’s tested to be free of phthalates, DEHP, DBP, BBP, DINP, DNoP and DIDP, BPA, and lead. The pools are suitable for two to three big kids or three to four smaller ones, depending on the company, and sell for $119. They were designed by Rae Maxwell, creative director of interior design and furniture brand Barnaby Lane, after wondering why there weren’t more stylish and well-made inflatable pools on the market. Visit us.poolbuoy.co

Southfield Garden Walk

Southfield Garden Walk is June 26

Fifteen locations in the Beacon Square area of ​​Southfield will open their garden doors in honor of the city’s 15th annual Garden Walk from 2-5 p.m. on June 26. The walk begins at the old Leonhard School; a shuttle will make a continuous loop through the neighborhood. According to a press release, the Southfield Parks & Garden Club is behind the annual walk to showcase some of Southfield’s beautiful and unique gardens and garden art, to offer advice and ideas to homeowners, provide information on annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees and to promote the city’s housing stock. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased on the day of the event or from the Southfield Mayor’s office. For more information visit www.southfieldparksandgarden.org

Jack C. Nugent