Spring has finally sprung all across Michigan, and bed and breakfast inns are beginning to show off their spring flowers.
These Mini Grape Hyacinth grow wild at White Rabbit Inn B&B in Lakeside. They’re often called “Volunteer” Grape Hyacinth because they show up voluntarily and add to the beauty of the grounds without being planted. Innkeeper A.J. Boggio says you can mow ’em down and they’ll just pop up again.
Spring fills Michigan’s rivers to bursting with the runoff from April showers. Near by DeLano Mansion Inn in Allegan, the Kalamazoo River, spanned by this old wooden trestle bridge in Hamilton, is in full flood stage. Still in use today, the bridge is one of Michigan’s most photographed.
Serendipity B&B in Saugatuck is located on that narrow strip of eastern Lake Michigan shoreline that is actually milder than the rest of the Great Lakes region. Tempered by the Lake, this narrow strip of land in Southwest Michigan has its own designated agricultural zone — somewhat closer to southern Ohio than to Michigan. Plants bloom earlier here: many southerly-growing plants thrive.