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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

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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.

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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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Autumn Leaves Are Falling

By David Sharpe
FCA Landscape Coordinator

Autumn is a favorite season for many people. Relief from the heat of summer with cool mornings and evenings and heavier dew on the grass. Warm weather during the day often continues deep into November so one shouldn’t give in to winter too soon.  Many plants begin blooming in autumn and continue until the first frost. Our gardens bloom from the end of February until the last days of November.

It is interesting to think of the colors of the seasons. Greens in spring, yellow and red in summer, orange and brown in fall, and white in winter. Autumn brings memories of raking leaves, pumpkins, corn stalks, gourds, Halloween, costumes, trick or treating, and Jack o Lanterns.

Gardens change in Autumn. They reach the conclusion of their season. Brown replaces green and they prepare for sleep during winter. Gardening tasks evolve from maintaining the gardens to putting them to rest. The storing of garden amenities is a regular task as the season wanes.

The wood shop gains more prominence during colder weather. A heater makes working in cold weather possible and changes one’s concentration for a time. Designing, repairing, and painting become primary activities in the wood shop.

Indoor gardening becomes more of a focus as winter approaches. The joy of caring for plants continues in a different setting. We hope you enjoy the change of seasons as we do. Happy Autumn!

For additional information you can contact David Sharpe at dcs37mgsc@earthlink.net or 248-977-1337. We hope you will stop by and give us a greeting.

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