In a continuation of our series, A Year in the Miniature Garden, here is July 4th in the Miniature Garden – and a little Canada Day celebration too!
In case you are just joining us, we are using the same miniature garden throughout the entire year and decorating it to suit as many occasions as we can muster. The challenge is building: to create a different look for the upcoming occasions, rather than falling back on the usual chair-table- plant-decoration scene. It’s a test of creativity but, hey, you know I love a good challenge. ;o)
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a previous post with more July 4th (- as well as watering tips to help your garden beat the heat this summer.) The rest of the series to date:
Father’s Day in the Miniature Garden
A Birthday in the Miniature Garden (with links to Canadian plant resources)
Mother’s Day in the Miniature Garden
Earth Day in the Miniature Garden
Spring [Easter] in the Miniature Garden
St. Patrick’s Day in the Miniature Garden
Valentine’s Day in the Miniature Garden Happy Fourth!
I had to do it. I stained our favorite cedar deck with washes of red and white, and left the blue of the wood. It certainly added charm. The wee flag is a toothpick decoration – look in the party department at your favorite grocery store. The fireworks are made of paper and can’t be left outside. For the staining, use an artist’s acrylic paint set from an art, craft or hobby store, it’s easy water clean-up. Find the beer tub, deck and barrel-planter up in the store.
I didn’t leave a lot of room for a lot of accessories, I’m running out of room as the plants grow in – but I do find focusing on the plants and garden, rather than the accessories, is much more relaxing to look at and live with. Keeping it simple makes it easy to maintain. Find the barbecue and plants up in the store.
The Hen and Chick rosettes are now snuggled into the Wooly Thyme. Both love full sun and can tolerate a little dry soil now and again. See what plants are available here.
I had to expand the deck area to make room for the barbecue. We hauled in a couple of pavers to do the trick. Confetti-stars add a bit of twinkle to the scene.
I found some old “stubby” beer bottles and a tiny case of beer from a Bob and Doug Mackenzie toy set in our stash. We call cases of beer that size, two-fer, a ‘two-four’ is a case of 24 bottles. Right on, eh?
Find most of the plants and accessories here, in our online store,
Two Green Thumbs Miniature Garden Center.
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