The Work Of The Week Of December 12

holiday garlandholiday garland

winter entrysnowy entry

winter arrangement in lead egg cupwinter arrangement in a lead egg cup

modern winter containercontemporary arrangement

winter containers2 pots for winter

winter containerwinter arrangement with eucalyptus, tiger branches, and green spruce

contemporary winter containercontemporary winter pot

winter container with camellia branchesarrangement with curly copper willow, camellia branches, and mixed greens

containers for winter4 pots for winter

containers at the sidewalkpots at the sidewalkwinter garlandgreen and white garland

contemporary winter containercontemporary arrangement of twigs and lights, faced down with boxwood

lighted winter containercast iron cauldron with a lighted steel topiary form and spruce tips

winter containers with German boxwoodglazed pots with pussy willow, curly copper willow, and German boxwood

green winter arrangementwood box with pussy willow, German boxwood, incense cedar and variegated boxwood

winter containeralarge low container with alder branches, taupe eucalyptus, cone picks and mixed greens

winter containercustom container made by Branch with birch branches, cone picks, white and pale green eucalyptus and mixed greens

winter containerssmall winter container

winter garlandthe garland is up at the shop! We should be able to finish by the end of next week.








  1. Silvia Weber says

    Love! Love them all!

  2. Jeannine Eitel says

    Everything looks fabulous!! Amazing urns and garlands!

  3. So pretty-thanks for reminding us that our pots can have winter beauty!!

  4. Lisa at Greenbow says

    Love the mixed greens and the huge pine cones. What am I saying???? Love it all. Even the contemporary seems appropriate for where it is. Jolly good!!

  5. Phenomenal…Wow!!

  6. Pat Ferguson says

    Stunning! What are the purple items in the fifth picture?

  7. Excellent work. The blue glazed pots – can they stay out like that all winter and not get damage?

  8. Deborah Silver says

    Dear Pat, that is lilac eucalyptus. best, Deborah

  9. Cathy Peterson says

    A true inspiration. . . .beautiful!

  10. Your outdoor pot designs grow more beautiful every year.
    Love every one of them!

  11. Pat ferguson says

    Those Are beautiful! This might be a silly question…..did you paint them?

  12. Deborah Silver says

    Dear Pat, I do not think I understand your question.These are not paintings. You might call them sculptures made from mostly natural materials. best, Deborah

  13. Ellen Devine says

    Love every one

  14. All the outdoor “arrangements” are spectacular. I keep thinking I am going to make at least one to get me through the gray days of winter here in Virginia.
    I will try to start make one this coming week.Thanks for the inspiration.
    I believe the person who asked if you painted them- meant do you spray paint the eucalyptus or
    other materials. You purchase the eucalyptus already dyed in various colors, correct?
    Merry Christmas.

  15. Deborah Silver says

    Dear Hope and Pat, the eucalyptus is preserved with glycerine that has dye added to it.The color is not painted on. That the color is part of the preservative is why the eucalyptus does not fade or lose its color over the winter. That color and preservative is absorbed into the stems and leaves. I do not paint any of my materials. I hope this is a clear explanation! all the best, Deborah

  16. Deborah Silver says

    Thank you Ellen. best, Deborah

  17. Deborah Silver says

    Dear Terry, I can only hope that the work gets better. Thanks for your confidence. all the best, Deborah

  18. Deborah Silver says

    Dear Cathy, the garden inspires me. Given a winter season, the materials that are available for winter containers inspire me. I do what I can to put off the winter. all the best, Deborah

  19. Deborah Silver says

    Dear Diane, this client has had her glazed pots out for a number of years. She did not buy them from me, so I cannot answer your question. I was concerned about them too-so we set them up off the ground with hard rubber spacers. best, Deborah

  20. Deborah Silver says

    Dear Renell, thanks for your letter. We do our best to beat back the winter! best, Deborah

  21. Deborah Silver says

    Dear Lisa, the winter pots are for anyone who chooses to arrange them. I like that any gardener has the freedom to express their point of view.Jolly good!! best regards, Deborah

  22. Deborah Silver says

    Dear Anne, there is no need for a container to be empty over the winter. Just saying. all the best, Deborah

  23. Deborah Silver says

    Dear Jeannine, thanks so much for your letter. I like it all. The pots and urns.The garlands and the winter containersI enjoy this time of year as much as IO treasure the spring. best, Deborah

  24. Deborah Silver says

    Dear Silvia, whew is right. I am tired tonight. all the best, Deborah

  25. Robin Foley says

    Deborah, you are an artist in the truest sense of the word!

  26. If I had LOTS of money and lived in or near Detroit which one would I buy? All of them.

  27. Loved all the pots, urns and garlands. I especially love the extra large arrangement outside my kitchen window window. It is such a pleasure to write Christmas cards while enjoying beauty and memories. I thank you, my neighbors thank you.

  28. Lisa Slattery says

    Dear Deborah,

    Your work is inspiring and I very much enjoy your blog. I work as an independent contractor in Eastern Iowa and create winter containers on a much smaller scale for both several residential and commercials clients. I encountered a first this week – deer actually ate all the greens from several containers in front of my own home. One note – they don’t like Eucalyptus.

  29. Deborah Silver says

    Good Lord, Lisa, your deer must be desperate. They do not ordinarily each pungent plants. That must be why they pass on the eucalyptus. I am sorry-what will you do? all the best, Deborah

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