Finding beauty in things that are not obvious? That takes some talent. When florist, Lisa Waud of Pot & Box, saw this abandoned home in Hamtrack, Michigan she saw potential. She planned to transform something ugly into something stunning. For $500, Lisa bought two properties next to each other and planned to fulfill her vision.
In advance of an exhibit planned for October, 2015, several florists collaborated to transform one of the rundown houses into a floral wonderland. This juxtaposition of beauty and beast took 48 hours to create using 4,000 flowers for one floor of the house. This preview showcases the story of the Flower House where florists will once again gather to fill the other house (15 rooms) with flowers (an estimated 60,000-100,000 flowers will be used) The spotlight will also be cast on a deconstruction project with Reclaim Detroit and the launch of an urban flower farm for Pot & Box. According to Lisa Waud, "the hope is that this deconstruction and land repurposing will inspire others to see abandoned structures as platforms for art and business, and to use them in an environmentally responsible way."