A trip to Detroit would not be complete without a pilgrimage to the mecca that is known as Detroit Garden Works. Why are there not similar stores to this gardener’s Disneyland in other large cities? That is because Deborah Silver, the talented owner of DGW, lives in Pontiac, Michigan and her store would not exist without her vision and, more importantly, enthusiasm. A fine artist, Deborah’s gardening vocation started when working at a nursery. Gradually she created Detroit Garden Works, The Branch Studio, a “made in Michigan” artisanal manufacturer, and Deborah Silver and Company, her landscaping company. In her “spare” time she blogs about her work on Dirt Simple.com.
It’s hard to describe what a great gardener’s paradise DGW is. Everywhere I turn I am inspired, by the plantings, the statuary, fountains, antiques! I especially love the orbs and I’m going to have one in my garden someday. Most everything is available online — Deborah isn’t afraid to ship anything! Check it out — where else are you going to find Thomeson Cudworth Company lawn edging?