Novi Home & Garden Show back for spring

Landscapers welcome in spring at  Novi Home & Garden Show.

Novi Home & Garden Show back for spring

Spring is in the air at the Novi Home & Garden Show, presented by the Home Builders Association of Southeastern Michigan, which will be held at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi from April 8-10. Discover new products and services from landscapers, deck and patio professionals, homebuilders, kitchen and bath remodelers, waterproofing experts, cabinet and countertop installers, basement refinishers, roofing and siding companies and more. Enter the “Beautify Your Outdoor Space With Great Lakes Ace!” contest for a chance to win one of two $500 prize packages.  Go to

Room in Bloom offers the perfect picture spot.

Picture yourself at Value City’s Room in Bloom

Looking for the perfect backdrop for your next close-up? Visit the colorful Room in Bloom through April 30 at Value City Furniture in Novi, where customers are encouraged to take selfies on the sofa with the photographic backdrop above. This seasonal setting highlights some of the latest pieces from the Designer Looks Furniture brand. The Spring Look Book shows how to create a home that is your “Happy Place” and the Room in Bloom installation sets the stage for the season. Go to  

Earning the title for 2022 are outdoor workspaces, which have rapidly grown in popularity and offer a versatile solution for working from home, crafting, doing homework and more.

 Outdoor workspaces trending at Cabot

Cabot, a premium exterior wood care brand, announced its first  Outdoor Trend of the Year for outdoor spaces. Earning the title for 2022 are outdoor workspaces, which have rapidly grown in popularity and offer a versatile solution for working from home, crafting, doing homework and more. Three projects support this trend: outdoor desks, outdoor cafes and sheds. A portable desk can accommodate laptops and notebooks and containers and plants. Legs with wheels add convenience. For the look of an outdoor cafe, you can transform a porch, patio or part of your yard into an outdoor workspace with a pergola-style roof and partitions. Lastly, a shed delivers a more permanent outdoor workspace that is separate from your living space. Cabot’s Pewter Gray can be a great fit for all three. Go to

Buff City Soap is opening a new location.

Buff City Soap opens in Rochester Hills

Buff City Soap – a rapidly expanding handmade retail franchise known for its plant-based soap and body products made in-store daily — has a new location at 2945 S. Rochester Road in Rochester Hills. The grand opening event will be May 13-15, where customers can win free soap for a year. “We are thrilled to bring Buff City Soap’s plant-based alternatives to the Rochester Hills community because there truly is nothing else like this concept out there right now,” said owner Chris Klebba in a press release.   “We are both a retail shop and a soap manufacturer, all under one roof. Our customers appreciate the interactive retail experience we have to offer and their ability to craft their own custom soap and bath products in-store.” Go to

Garden for Wildlife

Garden for Wildlife takes guesswork out

April 14 is National Gardening Day and May is Garden for Wildlife Month, making it the perfect time to get growing with Garden for Wildlife, a new native plant collection from the National Wildlife Federation that helps gardeners turn their own backyard into a wildlife habitat. The selections, which will bloom annually, come from regional, small-business growers and ship for free. The program also includes design templates, advice and access to an online community. DIY butterfly gardens, hummingbird habitats and pollinator pitstops take the guesswork out of selecting the right plants for each region and make it easy for anyone to plant with a purpose and help the planet. The selections do the greatest good where they’re planted, doubling the wildlife in just one season. Collections are available for preorder now, to be delivered at the correct time for planting. Go to