Beautiful blooms on the Old West Side
After a rough day at work, you could come home and pop a beer. Or sip some chardonnay. Or here’s a third option: Take a stroll around the Old West Side and admire the beautiful blooms.
In a few front yards, moonflowers are unfolding. These mysterious flowers unfurl during the evening and glow in the moonlight. The large white bloom, before it opens, is perfectly folded like nature’s origami.Be sure to check out the edible landscaping tucked in along the way. Tasty treats like basil, swiss chard and sage are planted among the ornamentals. For more about the trend toward edible landscaping, you can read Joan Bailey, who writes a blog for Project Grow and also is a contributing blogger for AnnArbor.com.
Photos by Julie Wiernik 1. Lillies near Wurster Park 2. Moonflower getting ready to unfurl 3. Window boxes in bloom