At A Glance: More Silvery Leaves


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  1. Very inspired! Love the coolness of the white and silver together. Thanks for taking the time lo post in your busy season! Lucinda

  2. Ginny Howard says

    Very nice examples, but plant identification would be nice.

  3. Julie Kloeckner says

    Lovely. Looking forward to the Garden Tour and seeing these beautiful plants in person.

  4. Marie Meiklejohn says


    Beautiful photos. Silver is my favorite color to use in containers. Loved seeing some of my favorite plants in those photos. I miss not having ‘Silver Shield’ Plectranthus planted this year.

  5. Thanks Ms Silver for the reminders of how special simple silver and white arrangements can be!

  6. Be still my beating heart. Love these! Stunning combinations.

  7. Love all the silvery plants. They contrast well with all the bronzie foliage plants, too.
    THANKYOU for all the great photos.

  8. Garden Tour?

  9. Deborah Silver says

    Dear Laura, we sponsor a garden tour of landscapes and gardens of my design to benefit the Greening of Detroit every year. for more info, This year’s tour will be a good one! best, Deborah

  10. Dear Laura,

    Deborah’s Garden Cruise is not to be missed! We have attended the cruise for past eight years, and the cocktail party at DGW following. We live in Cleveland:)
    Hope you can make it.

  11. Deborah Silver says

    Dear Lucinda, it has been a very busy spring season. Thanks for thinking of that. all the best, Deborah

  12. Deborah Silver says

    Dear Julie, the pictures of these pots span a few years. But I am very pleased about the landscapes that are scheduled to be on tour this yeart-every one of them is a gem. best, Deborah

  13. Deborah Silver says

    Dear Marie, that plectranthus is such a great plant. I have it planted in my boxes on the roof of the store this year. I know it will grow like crazy up there. best, Deborah

  14. Deborah Silver says

    Dear Nella, simple and strong-gray and white. I am so enjoying planting this combination this year. best, Deborah

  15. Deborah Silver says

    Cathy-many thanks! When my heart flutters, I know something is working. Deborah

  16. Deborah Silver says

    Dear Laura, you are welcome! What bronzie foliaged plants do you grow?? best, Deborah

  17. Deborah Silver says

    Many thanks Silvia for your endorsement of our tour. I am so pleased about every landscape and garden we have lined up-I think you will thoroughly enjoy it. Can’t wait to see you and Jerry again- all the best, Deborah

  18. I’m partial to silver foliage, this is a great post. Photos 4 and 5 have an Addams family tinge, really unique. Your containers have slowly changed over the years and now you’re really painting–lots of work and time yield beautiful efficiency. Photo 16 really got me. Test me here, Deborah: Box, Plectranthus, Arundo, Helichrysum, Dichondra, Nicotiana, Petunia? Looks like something from Versailles, magnificent.

  19. Deborah,
    Great images! Even more outstanding than the previous silver/grey post. I love, love your black window boxes with the white flowers reaching up and the silver and green foliage filling in and cascading down. Rusty orange and green, a combo I never thought of. Nicotiana with the curly grey-green grass in front and fuzzy grey taking over the ends. Wish I had all those images framed on my wall!

  20. Deborah Silver says

    Dear Tom, you are right on the plant ID. As an interesting aside, I did the pots in photo 16 in 2005! I guess I have liked gray/silver foliage for a while. all the best to you, Deborah

  21. LOL I find my best ideas come from very old notes. Deborah, we’re both getting old, Buck too. All we can do is encourage gardening. Here’s to a bust of dirt love everywhere. Nothing beats Nature. xo.

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