Explore honeybee-shaped hangouts in Rochester Hills
See what all the hype is about at the Rochester Hills Museum on Van Heusen Farm with Honeybee Hangouts from 10:30 a.m. to noon May 21 at Calf Barn. This family-friendly program will explore the world of bees as participants visit museum hives, try on a beekeeper costume, learn about the life cycle of bees, taste local honey and make a beeswax candle. The cost is $15 for non-members and $10 for museum members. Registration is required by 5:00 PM on May 19. Location 1005 Van Hussain Road. Go to rochesterhills.org/musprograms.
The Palmer Woods Music in Homes series is back
After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, Palmer Woods Music in Homes will resume on Memorial Day weekend. The series continues every month through the summer with concerts in the gardens of the historic Palmer Woods homes. Grammy nominees, Knight and Krisge artists, and other award-winning musicians highlight jazz, classical and world music. Proof of vaccination is required and masks are encouraged inside the tent. Previously purchased tickets will be honored on recently rescheduled dates. Ticket holders can exchange their ticket for another concert date or request a refund. Email [email protected] or call Barbara at 313-891-2514 for requests or questions. Ticket holders will receive the address and directions via email the week of the event. Go to the palmerwoods.org website.
The new Dutch Boy product makes it easy to do DIY projects
For all those do-it-yourselfers, the all-new Dutch Boy Exterior Stain + Sealer applies easily and resists rain within four hours of application. Sold exclusively at Menard’s, they come in four shades of opacity: clear, translucent, semi-transparent and solid, with additional options for adding coloring in 75 Dutch colors and custom color matches to match any décor. This 100% water-based acrylic paint provides all-weather protection for horizontal and vertical exterior wood and other surfaces in just one coat. Resistant to dirt, scuffs, mold, mildew and UV degradation, and cleans well with soap and water. Go to Dutchboy.com.
Greenhouses provide self-sufficiency
Hartley Botanic, the manufacturer of historic English greenhouses and glasshouses, has seen a growing demand for handmade greenhouses as people strive to achieve maximum self-sufficiency during the pandemic. The desired use must specify the type and size. For example, you may want to grow your own food and have an outdoor sanctuary. For fresh flowers, you might consider an adjacent structure that can be accessed from your home. Positioning also plays a major role in maximizing sunlight, while access to electricity and water along with fertile soil are some other considerations. It is also important to know how the structure will fit into your landscape. The greenhouse should find a natural spot within your existing garden, rather than dominating it. Go to hartley-botanic.com.
Designers group Note home trends
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Trends 2022 report reveals significant developments and impacts in industry, economic indicators, and shifts affecting consumers and design professionals.
Notable results include:
• More than 50% of consumers said they would change their purchasing behavior to reduce negative environmental impact, with 44% saying they would drastically change their lifestyles to live in a more sustainable way.
• The number of multigenerational households has grown rapidly (271% between 2011-2021), which requires a new set of design strategies.
• As the characteristics of a single family get bigger, the multiple characteristics of families are getting smaller.
• Residential wellbeing is a top priority for homeowners, with a focus on indoor air quality, mental health improvements, home office ergonomics, fitness and more.