Florist fills Hamtramck house with 36,000 flowers

Art through flowers in Hamtramck house

- She owns two flower shops that go by the name "Pot” and “Box". Now she has a house too and to call the interior decor colorful is an understatement.

What inspired this over-the-top flower shop?

Did you hear the one about the florist who bought a house at an auction for $250 then invited florist friends to fill it with 36,000 flowers just because?

Well it happens to be a true story.

"The idea is why art, kind of the joy and wonder of seeing a house filled with flowers,” said Lisa Waud, the flower house creator.

Lisa is the organizer and house mother of, well, flower house. Located on Dequindre next to I-75 in Hamtramck.

FOX 2: "How did you get all this organized?”

Lisa: “I guess I’m just persuasive.”

Lisa and her likeminded flower power team, 37 different florists, scurry into and back out of the dilapidated house, which will be deconstructed after this event.

Liz is a florist from Clarkston.

FOX 2: "Why come here and do this?”

Liz: “It’s an amazing experience, I love flowers it is my profession, and I play with flowers on my off time too. I get to work with all these amazing designers all across Michigan and the country.”

The yard outside becomes a sort of backstage to the main event, a place to arrange and come mingle.

Once its filled then tickets will be sold to the public for viewing this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

"It's a fifteen dollar admission and you get to go explore for twenty minutes and you must sign a waiver,” said Lisa.
 


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