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A Celebration of Finnish Gold

Finnish gold.
Golden memories of families and friends
blending together in remembrance and reminiscence.
Success in sustaining the cultural legacy of our loved ones. Unique customs and traditions collected in a location of dedication.
Fifty years of golden achievement with contrasts of difference. Sustaining and maintaining during loss and waning.
Building forward through trial and struggle toward cultural fulfillment.
Fifty years of Finnish attainment.
Fifty years of Finnish gold.

by David Hyry Sharpe

(Click here to read more of David Sharpe's garden-themed poems.)

Getting married?

wedding at Finlandia Gardens Have your wedding in the beautiful setting offered by the Finlandia Wedding Gardens. Your wedding photos will be memorable! Contact Landscape Coordinator David Sharpe at 248-477-5709 or email him at dcs37mgsc@earthlink.net for more information.

We are certified as an Urban Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation and as a Monarch Butterfly Way Station.

Our Garden Associates include Master Gardeners as well as others with knowledge about Finlandia Gardens. All of our funding comes from the FCA, Garden Associates, visitors and friends.

We would be delighted to have you become a Garden Associate. We offer garden activities at all levels of ability and involvement. In addition, we have a woodshop and vegetable gardens available.

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Winter Considerations

By David Sharpe

As winter comes to Finlandia Gardens we can observe the anatomy of our landscape. Various gardens and structures are more visible. Evergreens stand out among the brown and grey branches of leafless trees. Seeded stalks are left to provide avian food for the cold season. This year a rainy fall has left standing water in some low areas which will provide winter moisture for the many trees and shrubs.

Our Holiday lighting brings memories of joy and sadness during the early days of winter. Activities in the gardens continue until the cold suggests that more time in the wood shop is appropriate. Winter projects of picture framing, label making, wind chime creation, and building bird houses and feeders makes the winter season meaningful. We also prepare our tools for the coming spring season along with making plans for changes in the gardens for the next growing season>.

The winter season can be a good time to tour the gardens in a warm automobile and then visit the Finnish Center to learn about the many offerings provided to members and visitors. Our gift shop is bright and cheery offering an assortment of items from Nordic countries. The Finnish Center is open on MW and F from 10 AM until 4PM. The wood shop is warm on Monday mornings when the garden club meets. Hot coffee and something sweet adds to the pleasant surroundings. You are always welcome to join us.

Check out our website, finlandiagardens.org, for additional information including pictures of our gardens during the growing season. We wish you a great winter season and look forward to seeing you next spring if not in the near future.

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