Hey! Your Dad called, he wants a miniature garden made by YOU for Father’s Day!
Miniature gardening is becoming an increasingly valuable skill to have, especially when you can’t figure out what kind of gift to give to that hard-to-shop-for person in your life. You probably know that they won’t have a miniature garden – nor a miniature garden made by you! And, as I always, always, say: Giving miniature gardens as gifts gives you an opportunity to make ANOTHER miniature garden!
Growing Up Celebrating Dad
It was always a challenge to figure out what to get my Dad for any occasion. There were five of us kids too, so while the other siblings would try to out do each other, I usually fell back on the basics: a box of Turtles chocolates, or a box of Laura Secord chocolates or, when I was older, a bottle of Grand Marnier – and/or a box of Laura Secord or Turtle chocolates. I wasn’t as creative then as I am now – obviously. :o)
What about my Dad, you ask? He’s the man behind my love of books, my work ethic, my eye for quality, my love of [almost] anything antique, my affinity for old houses and, most importantly, my love of gardening. Thanks, Dad! Happy Father’s Day!
And as they say in Trinidad, “Goat don’t make sheep.” My Dad is into spreading the joy of hobbies too. His publishing company’s website is here. He is now retired and the company is now based in Dorval, Quebec, Canada.
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Happy Father’s Day!
OK, I think this idea is great, but let’s see: you send a promo piece to every arboretum and botanic garden there is and encourage them to set aside space for a miniature fairy garden with some nice little premium offer attached; tell them to make it available to top donor’s kids and guests only (because, as a volunteer at a local public garden, I know the general public would “trash” it in no time…and maintenance is the bane of every garden, as you know) and that the children of these most generous donors and/or foundation members should have access to a little trove of accessories to add to and play around with the fairy garden… you’d have a wonderful new set of clients world wide! And our arboretum visitors would have one more reason to give generously to the upkeep of these beautiful spaces. Brilliant? I think so!
Hi Elena, Great thinking except we specialize in miniature gardening which tends to be an adult hobby. Here is a blog post on the difference between miniature and fairy gardening: https://minigardener.wordpress.com/2011/07/16/miniature-gardens-vs-fairy-gardens-what-is-the-difference/ ;o)
Aww that’s nice I would love to start a mini garden but you only deliver to U.S.A
Hi Aaron, Nope! We are world-wide for the most part. We can send any accessories and patio materials anywhere. It’s only the plants that we can’t send and here are some plant leads for Canada. https://minigardener.wordpress.com/2013/05/31/miniature-gardening-exporting-creative-garden-fun/