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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.

Finlandia Gardens

A Song of Spring

By David Sharpe

Would you believe that winter is taking its leave and spring is “busting out all over” at Finlandia Gardens. Daffodils were rising above ground in late February, crocuses are now in bloom, and we have “spring in our step” as we tidy up the grounds.

The play is about to begin and you are invited. Like the raising of a child, each day shows progress in the development of spring. Early spring can have setbacks but, as we know, the growing seasons move forward relentlessly until the final days of autumn.

Tulips planted late last fall will soon begin to rise to the occasion of spring Buds on our flowering trees and shrubs are swelling and will burst in colorful splendor in the months ahead. Will there be winter damage due to the frigid temperatures this past winter? We hope not, as we did prepare some vulnerable plants with winter wraps.

New Master Gardeners are coming to the center and we plan some interesting improvements in the coming season.

We will again make small garden plots available for a nominal fee and these should be reserved as soon as possible. Some new items of interest to young people will be in evidence in addition to our Little Free Library.

The Finnish Center landscape is a great place for a walk in spring and many seating areas are available for a rest. Our gift shop has a number of sale items for your consideration. Friday night Lenten dinners are also available with music from our house orchestra. Donations of garden or wood shop material are greatly appreciated.

Come and see all that is happening at your Finnish community center.

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