Winter Containers

Winter¬†containers I’ve lately been looking at Pinterest “Winter containers”, and unsurprisingly, a lot of pins are containers designed by Deborah Silver, of Detroit Garden Works. She has a distinctive personal style–you can always identify her designs when you see a … Continue reading

Five Great Containers: Part Last!

So I’ll recap the story. Ben’s wife and little son have been gone all summer and are coming back in two weeks. He wants to do something nice for them and asks for a balcony design. This is one of … Continue reading

5 Great Containers–Part 4

As promised, here’s another instalment of 5 Great Containers, this time a variant on the formula–“One Tree, One small Evergreen, One tall Perennial, One fluffy Perennial, One Grass”. I¬†saw this amazing grafted Cotoneaster (some feel this is an artificial-looking device, … Continue reading

5 Great Containers–Part III

Another Japanese Maple As promised, here’s another container for the balcony garden. Remember, this is a south facing garden on the 7th floor, with a duplicate balcony above it on the 8th floor, so it gets a little shelter from … Continue reading

5 Great Containers, Part 2–Trees

A few days ago I blogged about the client who wanted to surprise his wife with a beautiful balcony. And I showed you the first of 5 great containers. Here is the first: The Tree The main plant is of … Continue reading