Traditional container gardening met Deborah Silver, Dirt Simple. In an act of agape love, traditional container gardens said, Bring it On !! It was time. Cliche, trite, uninspired one of many trinities describing traditional container gardens.
With that agape love, and great skill, Deborah looked at traditional container gardens with a floral designers eye. The entire silhouette from bottom of pot, sides of pot, rim of pot, plantings at pot rim, how the plantings taper upward away from the pot and the scale of width and height to pot, plinth, plantings, house, garden, sky. Within the silhouette Deborah had a new vision for specific plantings, their texture, color, form, no holds barred.
Once I saw Deborah's container plantings, it was immediate love. With immediate passing of old ways.
At change of seasons I always head to Deborah Silver's blog, wanting to see her latest planting/pot arrangements. Years of this, never disappointed.
In Deborah's latest post she refers to her tallest container planting layer as, Farmed Twigs. Big day, learning a new gardening term.
Love a new style not needing a 'class'. See it, do it.
Notice the plinths Deborah chooses for her pots. Not merely getting the pots to the right height, they accentuate the silhouette.
Deborah's pots aren't container gardening, but arrangements, changing the container gardening genre.
Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
Agape love? I bow down to Deborah's skill, and give great good thanks. Seems so simple seeing her work, yet, no one else thought of it in several centuries.
All pics from Deborah's website via Pinterest.