Winter Planter

This client's front garden was designed to have a large planter in the centre of a flagstone spiral. But finding the right container took us longer than anticipated, and in the meantime she saw a winter-decorated planter that she loved. So this is what we created, using the original planting plan, modified. Ingredients: Bowl shaped … Continue reading Winter Planter

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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 page of google images. Here are a few examples:   So I decided to have … Continue reading Winter Containers

Window Boxes–A Recipe

I was at a garden clinic on Saturday, where a couple asked about what they might plant in their window boxes. As I think more about it, I'd give them different advice now than I did on Saturday. Not that my advice was necessarily wrong, just not the best for what they actually wanted. Their window boxes … Continue reading Window Boxes–A Recipe

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 my favourite balcony pictures: And because of its simplicity, that is the idea I gave … Continue reading Five Great Containers: Part Last!