At A Glance: Green Schemes

We are better than halfway, doing our summer container installations. More on that later.


  1. lisa hansen says

    everything looks so fresh and inviting! Is that one rectangular planter with a spiky look made of metal- are those nails or metal spikes on the outside of the container? It is very unique- is it a container sold at Garden Works?

    • Deborah Silver says

      Dear Lisa, this is a steel planter box made at my company Branch Studio that has had several sizes of steel rods welded to the outside.They finish the steel so it is virtually rustproof. This box was custom made for this client, but we do have a fountain at Detroit Garden Works that is made in the same style. best regards, Deborah

  2. Gabrielle West says

    I am a floral designer in Bend OR–when doing arrangements we always say that when its beautiful JUST with GREENS you can’t go wrong when adding the fleurs!
    We LOVE your just greens containers.

  3. nella l davis-ray says

    The silver/gray/green combinations are beautiful. I don’t think I’ve ever seen green look this good. That single potted silvery green Agave in the silvery gray pot is outstanding. Thanks for showing us how to do it right.

  4. debra @ 5th and state says

    Serene, vastly original, stunning!

  5. Robert Beebe says

    Maybe the best ever! I love those green schemes, and especially the fig tree “planter box” – WOW!

  6. Donna Crisp says

    Debra, what is underplanted with the palm? Is is some kind of pilea or pepperomia? Everything is this post is stunning!

    • Deborah Silver says

      Dear Donna, it is a pepperomia! It is called Jayde. The leaves are incredible indeed. Older plants are quite tall, compared to other pepperomias. best regards, Deborah

  7. So, so beautiful. In the second picture, what is that glossy philodendron like green under the palm? Such a great texture and gloss.

  8. Lisa Swanson says

    As much as I love flowers, I think I like “green” the best – just such a nice foundation and relaxing feeling! Maybe because I live in Las Vegas, NV – I surround myself with green. Flowers are difficult here and don’t last past two months unless they are totally desert oriented.

  9. How fabulous!
    Love the way you define all the greens through shading and rich textures.
    The compositions really animate the various landscapes and enhance each outdoor area.
    Marvelous design as always!

  10. Ms. Silver,
    I’ m a big fan from outside KCMO. Please advise on best fertilizer for boxwoods and when to use? Also, when should they be trimmed and directions for trimming! Beautiful Greens!!! Thanks, Val

    • Deborah Silver says

      Dear Val, I have written quite a few posts on boxwood. You can look them up using the search line on the blog. all the best, Deborah

  11. Jennifer says

    Stunning as always. It is always fun to see your extraordinary work. Thanks for sharing Deborah!

    Happy almost Solstice!

  12. Rene Johnson says

    sorry to do this here but i am trying to change my email address and am not sure how to go about it. i love reading your blogs and would appreciate it if you could tell me how to ensure that i continue to receive them via the new email address, thank you. i will reflect the new email address below.

    • Deborah Silver says

      Dear Rene, just sign up to the blog again, once your address is changed. Let me know if you have any trouble with it. best, Deborah

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