How Does Your Garden Grow?

Purples, pinks and reds pop from the rich green foliage that surround them. Dripping in vibrant hues, greenhouses and nurseries give life, literally, to any garden or landscape.

Shop local. Choose from thousands of different plants, flowers and trees at any of the 22 nurseries or greenhouses located in Oakland County. Find one near you using our interactive map.

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Add some curb appeal to your home, dress up your landscape or create a lush oasis for your next barbecue. Oakland County nurseries and greenhouses provide options to help you complete any landscape or gardening project.

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Outdoor Winter Activities

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Exercise increases endorphins, relieves stress, provides energy and brightens a bad mood. If you’re looking for a reason to get active this winter, Oakland County has tons of outdoor activities for the whole family. Let our interactive map help you find a trail, hill or park to get outdoors and shake off those winter blues. Don’t let the cold weather keep you inside, get up and get healthy this winter.

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The Quest for the 2015 Michigan High School Football Playoffs

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Birmingham Groves playing Ann Arbor to remain undefeated before playoffs begin.

Twenty-four Oakland County High School football teams were slotted into the Michigan High School Athletic Association playoff brackets this week. This weekend area teams will be starting on the road to the state championship game, slated for Thanksgiving weekend (November 27 and 28) at Ford Field in Detroit. Over 200 teams will be competing, with four playoff games to win before making it to the State Championship game. Continue reading

Your Car is the Star: Cruising Woodward in Dream Cruise 15


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Are you of the generation who came of age cruising the streets of Metro Detroit during 50’s, 60’s & 70’s? Are you ready to relive your past once again?

Are you a car buff looking for your ultimate ride, or just a picture of your dream vehicle?

Maybe you’re just a music fan who loves the music of Elvis, The Beach Boys, The Ronettes and The Four Seasons.

Or perhaps you are just looking to enjoy one of the premier family friendly, quality of life events in Oakland County.

Well, put on your sailin’ shoes! All those things and more will be there for you at this year’s 21st Annual Woodward Dream Cruise. The fun begins on Saturday, August 15 and goes from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Continue reading

Takin’ It to the Streets

“Many of us have had a long term love affair with their car, and for some it has lasted longer than any other personal relationships.”

In Southeastern Michigan, warmer weather can only mean one thing. Cruising! Not on the open seas to Bermuda, Jamaica or Alaska, but on the major streets of our communities. This may be the only time of year, that many Michigan motorists enjoy being stuck in traffic, surrounded by a sea of motorized beasts. Hot Rods and Classics of every make, model and year can be seen on the streets of Southeastern Michigan during these automotive celebrations. Visit our Cruising Southeastern Michigan list for some of the “auto” related events in and around Oakland County over the summer of 2015.