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"Where better to care for the soul than in the details of our daily lives?....The soul has an absolute, unforgiving need for regular excursions into enchantment. It requires them like the body needs food and the mind needs thought... An enchanted world is one that speaks to the soul, to the mysterious depths of the heart and imagination where we find value, love and union with the world around us. As mystics of many religions have taught, that sense of rapturous union can give a sense of fulfillment that makes life purposeful and vibrant." ~ Thomas Moore.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Inspired by Deborah Silver

Hello People,

I follow gardeners, landscape designers and others to admire how they work, have so much to work with and continually find ways to be original, creative and self motivated. I am in awe of some, but this past 2 years Ms. Deborah Silver has blown me away with her absolute genius in landscape design which she does masterfully, also being an accomplished fine artist. I adore her containers and planters and her own designed is endless her talents. I have fallen in love with everything she does. You can see her work on her blog here called Dirt Simple.

I wish wish wish I could do some of what she does on this property but alas, for several reasons, I cannot. However I had to have just a hint, a little tiny bit of some of her inspired container plantings in my little space here and I did two planters today. I totally cheated though, because she uses alot of cut greens for a base, lights, branches and plants and other things. I wanted a Christmas looking planter and I cheated by simply buying two boxwood wreaths, putting them over the planter, then planting inside a pink and white poinsettia. I did add some white branches but it took away from the classy look, it just didn't work out the way Ms. Silver's containers do.
But I took a picture anyway and for where I live and what I have, its ok.
It makes me smile when I see them cause I know I am totally trying to imitate Ms. Silver's genius and one day, with enough resources and finances and stately home I will.
But for now, for today....this is what I've got. I will have to get some lights in these too somehow.

*smiling*, thank you Ms. Silver!


  1. I know just what you mean about Ms. Deborah Silver. I am fortunate to live 20 minutes to her shop and go as often as I can. She is such an inspiration. Great job on your pots

  2. The pots are lovely and the door is so enchanting,I'm doing mini topieris on my front porch that I snagged at a second hand store.


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