Tulips at the Grand Hotel


While Northern Michigan faces (hopefully) the last blast of winter weather,

we take comfort in the fact that our tulip bulbs are  readying themselves

for their annual burst of color.

Mackinac gardeners understand that our plants need a good dormant rest

in order to thrive in the summer. And nature sure has provided this year!

In the novel, Tawny’s grandparents love gardening, especially on Mackinac Island

which has an ideal climate and super soil (the horses help provide for this).

In the photo above, thousands of glorious tulips line the walkway to the Grand Hotel.

The tulips below grace one of many beautiful gardens at Mission Point Resort.