At A Glance: Recent Work

spring boxes featuring lavender around a fountain

blue eucalyptus

porch planted for spring

fresh cut pussy willow

at the front door

window box

pussy willow and pansies

oval urn

spring pot

mixed cool wave trailing pansies

purple and white

yellow pansies and yellow/violet bicolor violas

blues and purples

blue and lemon pansies, with cream yellow alyssum

vintage crate with lavender and blue violas

pussy willow and ocean pansies












  1. Your work is such an inspiration​! Thank you for sharing. May I ask, how long would you expect “pussy willow and pansies” to last before replanting?

    • Deborah Silver says

      Dear CJ, I have seen them go into early July. Sometimes the pussy willow roots, and leafs out.The determining factor is usually high heat, although newer pansy varieties are remarkably heat resistant. best, Deborah

  2. Rob Beebe says

    Nice, oh so very nice Deborah. Seeing these projects tells me “spring is here”.

  3. Jane Joyce says

    I love your work! Thank you for sharing! Do you assemble the centerpiece of eucalyptus and willows before you head out to install and under plant?

    • Deborah Silver says

      Dear Jane, sometimes are centerpieces are constructed, and sometimes they are stuck one piece at a time. It depends. The 6 foot tall centerpieces are usually constructed in the shop. best, Deborah

  4. Christine says

    Always inspirational- or just fun to look at the color combinations. Thanks Deborah

  5. Nancy Szerlag says

    I picked up one of your beautiful spring planters at the Open House. Placed it on the patio on view from my office window. Love, love, love.

  6. Miranda Hust says

    Lovely work! Happy Easter.

  7. lisa hansen says

    Hi Deborah, What are your thoughts about adding curly willow branches to the pussy willow branches in the center of the planter?

  8. Hi Deborah,
    I absolutely love your work and had the chance to see your shop last fall when traveling in Michigan. Fabulous place! I’ve got two long narrow window boxes which I’d like to plant with spring pansies. One is in the first floor and the other on the second. I’d also like to give them some height so they can be seen from a distance. Not sure willow branches will do the trick. Any other ideas? Thanks.

    • Deborah Silver says

      Dear Margaret, pussy willow can be seen from a distance, especially if you use a lot. Other spring things for height: 1 gal upright rosemary, potted ranunculus, lavender, forsythia, lemon cypress, or yellow twig dogwood stems. Of course I don’t know the size of your boxes, or where you garden, but just shopping a nursery or farmer’s market might provide some ideas. best, Deborah

  9. Jane Cruickshank says

    I love everything…especially the yellow pansies in the V pot.

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