Floral displays on Mackinac Island

 Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint, and the soil and sky as canvas. 
-Elizabeth Murray
Upon exiting the ferryon Mackinac Island, visitors are greeted with colorful flower baskets hanging from lamp posts up and down the Main Street.  
Lilac hanging baskets at the Lilac Tree Hotel

Porters gather bags from the ferry to transport to your hotel.  A quick walk or carriage ride takes you by residences and hotels with window boxes, hanging pots, containers, garden beds overflowing with cheerful floral displays.

Harbor View Inn

Topiaries at the Grand Hotel

Ferries returning to the mainland under the light of the moon