Sure, you’ve seen the coveted lawn gnomes, deer and flamingos, but Milford might be onto the next trend in lawn décor: the bike. Pick up some landscaping inspiration at this year’s Bikes in Bloom, where two top spring pastimes combine to create garden installations swoon-worthy enough to make even the most gussied up garden gnome blush.
Although it’s too late to put your own cycling sidekick on display, come check out the town’s most beautiful bicycles, tricycles and Big Wheels adorned with flowers, foliage and other imaginative ephemera. Be sure to vote for your favorite bicycle beauty: a People’s Choice Award will be awarded to the bike that receives the highest number of votes. An esteemed panel of judges will also be judging the bikes for their beauty, originality and creativity — think Miss America with wheels.
The project will be in bloom around Milford and Miami Township through July 4. gmeac.org/bikes-in-bloom-2013.