Michigan in Spring!
At the time of writing this we are under a cover of snow where the bulbs are getting ready to burst forth in all their glory as soon as Spring arrives!
When you come to Michigan, do plan to take in the Tulip Festival in Holland (do a google search for the dates) and Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids. Spring time is when the Butterfly House (Meijer Gardens) is up and you can see gorgeous butterflies from all over the world flying around in the big dome that is filled with tropical plants. Michigan also has a wonderful hosta garden (search on google for Michigan hosta farm/garden) that I am still trying to visit! The gardens at MSU are a must to visit. We have some terrific greenhouses - people will post and tell you their favorites I bet - and there are lots of gardeners who are always ready to share what grows well in our beautiful State! There are usually Plant Swaps around the State mostly in the Spring and Fall and if you are in the Grand Rapids area around the 21 May drop me an email as there will be a Perennial Swap then - we combine it with a pot luck so come and meet some of the great gardeners from the area and have luch with us!
Enjoy your travels and take home great memories.
Welcome to Michigan!
Cheers - Kiwi
Here is a link that might be useful: Spring Potluck and Perennial Swap