The Power of a Garden

Gardening and caring for the land are in my blood. CityEscape was conceived out of that passion and an internal call to get back to my roots.

Growing up on my family’s Michigan flower farm, early spring was always a glorious season. Soft rains washed away the cold winter and summer was still a promise of warm breezes and family times outdoors together.

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Spring brought fresh fragrances and bright blooms in an array of eye-candy colors accented by rich, fertile soil. Those memories are always present in my every day here at CityEscape, and especially this spring.

Hellebore, a member of the Ranunculaceae family, is an early spring bloomer and is sometimes called the Lenten Rose. Its long-lasting flowers and semi evergreen foliage range from white to deep red. Our favorites include the outward facing, large flowering, Molly’s White, Honeyhill Joy, Walberton’s Ivory Prince and Anna’s Red, among others.

The cold winter is behind us and the promise of what lies ahead whispers hope that life will once again renew itself in glorious ways—evidence in the joy of sunny yellow daffodils, elegant showy hellebores, demure grape hyacinth and poppy chartreuse variegated sweet flag that are planted at CityEscape’s front doors. For me, the experience of removing a plant from its pot, dusting up its roots and digging it into fresh soil for new growth is one of life’s pleasures. That sense of renewal is the power of a garden.

Cool weather annuals, perennials and pussy willow branches are ready for home gardens. Our crews are waking up our inventory of trees and shrubs from their over-wintered nesting spots. Come and see us!

Through a tough winter, there is always a joyful spring. I find that is one of life’s pleasant curiosities.

See you at CityEscape,


(Photos: Sue Markgraf, GreenMark Media)