Last November Michigan-based florist and floral artist Lisa Waud of Pot & Box spent $250 at a public auction to purchase an old, abandoned house in Detroit. Every room of the house contained a knee-high sea of broken bottles and trash. But despite all the garbage, Waud looked at the neglected house and saw a beautiful vision. She intended to invite florists from Michigan, Ohio, New York, and Canada to turn the house into a temporary art installation using tens of thousands of flowers.
It took a year of planning and three days of non-stop work by dozens of volunteers to make Waud’s marvelous Flower House an enchanting reality.
“Flower House now contains room after room of independent flower designs and installations that flow together to create an immersive blooming environment. The piece is part art installation, part memorial to Detroit’s history, and an effort in sustainability and responsibility to American-grown flower farms.”
“When the installation is finished, Reclaim Detroit will demolish the house, leaving only an empty field. Materials taken from the structure will be repurposed into new objects like cutting boards, guitars, and tables. Waud intends to then utilize the land as seasonal farm to help supply flowers like dahlias and peonies for her floral business Pot & Box.”
For more photos and to learn more about this wonderful project visit the Flower House project website.
Photos by Heather Saunders