I love it when a plan comes together! I knew our kits would be a hit with our fellow miniature gardeners this holiday season! Putting together a miniature garden kit with that special someone in mind is proving to be not only a great gift idea, but a fun gift to put together too, AND it’ll last way beyond the holidays too.
Here are a couple of fun stories behind our Custom Miniature Garden Kits that we’ve put together for some very happy customers:
A Dog Lover’s Miniature Garden in PA
Dan wanted to surprise his girlfriend, Karen, with miniature garden kit so we started with asking a little more about her favorite things. It turned out that Dan’s main competition is Karen’s dog, so we had a laugh and zero’ed in on a dog lovers miniature garden and chose the doghouse set and a wee dog. After finding out where she would probably place her miniature garden (on her front porch, full sun,) I made a quick list of the trees and plants that would do well in Zone 6 in Pennsylvania.
Dan picked out a tree, the Achat Dwarf Spruce, but needed help with the “bedding plants” (aka ground covers) so I gladly helped him choose two different-textured plants that can grow along with the tree: Blue Star Creeper and Irish Moss, so the dog can have some “miniature lawn” to play on. Karen’s favorite color is blue, so we switched the stone sheet for a terra cotta brick sheet that will complement any shade of blue container. We’ll be shipping it much closer to Christmas day so he can place the box without opening it under the tree and include a greeting card with a little note and DONE. Easy peasy!
A Fairy Garden in WY
Jennifer wanted to give her mother a kit to get her started because she was tired of listening to her mom go on and on about fairy gardening. Her mom was simply nervous about starting and really didn’t know how to begin. It was our bestselling Gardening in Miniature book that was included that cinched the decision so her mom could learn more about the miniature scales, plants and growing the garden. She was unsure about how to go about getting a fairy garden together in winter in Wyoming so she was delighted to hear about our Miniature Garden Kits. And, I reassured her that there are indeed winter fairies too, after all, who takes care of Jack Frost? :o) Here’s what we came up with.
Jennifer perused the Zone 4 and Below Section of our Miniature Garden Center Store and picked out a tree and two ground covers that are included in the Kit – a Miniature Juniper, Hens & Chicks and Irish Moss. She loved the Miniature Patio Set of 3 so her mom could sit in her fairy garden and relax. Jennifer added extras, a Stone Swan and a Grapevine Birdbath to match that finished off the scene nicely. Free Priority Mail Shipping was included. Done!
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