This is one of my favorite blogs about landscape design written by a landscape designer. Its author, Deborah Silver, is also the owner of Detroit Garden Works and The Branch Studio. Her landscape design aesthetic is traditional as is the shop merchandise and the garden accessories she designs. She has flawless taste, a remarkable humility, technical chops and a keenly analytical and creative mind. In other words, she’s the real deal. In Dirt Simple, Deborah muses on her life, her shop and her design work. For me, this is a regular read, but it won’t be everyone’s cup of tea. Her images illustrate most posts–here are a few recent ones.
The shop store front with window planters below.
In praise (mine) of humble materials used in elegant fashion for this potager’s enclosure.
Capturing the view.
A glowing border. Deceptively simple in fact.
Just in case you thought things were too subtle…the designer’s own terrace.