Happy New Year from Janit & Steve, your friends at Two Green Thumbs Miniature Garden Center!
As I was writing this description of all the parts and plants in this miniature garden shown above, I was reminded of how rich, fun and rewarding this gardening in miniature hobby can be. Not only is it a chance to grow a garden in a different way and create your own little world, it’ll take you shopping to craft stores, antique stores and trade shows that you may not frequent. You can stay crafty by painting or customizing your miniatures to your heart’s content for any occasion. AND it’s also a way to look at different things around you with a new & fun miniature-garden-purpose. Take a minute to see what fun I had just assembling this photo back in 2016.
About The Plants
The taller tree – aka Christmas tree – is a Pixie Dwarf Alberta Spruce or Picea glauca ‘Pixie.’ The smaller shrub on the right is another type of spruce with a globe-shaped growth form is the Pusch Dwarf Norway Spruce. Notice the tiny little cones on a couple of the top branches. Find more true miniature and slow-growing trees and shrubs of all kinds, and search by your planting zone too, here. (Opens to our online store.)
The fern-like plant at the base of the Pusch Spruce is the Platt’s Black Brass Buttons. It’s not fern, just a ground cover that looks like a fern which is why we love it for the miniature garden bed. The tiny leaves sticking out of from the base of the pedestal are Miniature Daisies. That grassy plant in between the trees is Dwarf Mondo Grass. See what’s in stock for bedding plants for your miniature garden here.
About the Miniatures
The chair, I spray-painted it red to suit the holidays. I can reuse this cheery cherry red color for Valentines Day and July 4th. The cup of something sweet with the candy cane in it on the chair, is from Carl Bronsdon, an amazing miniaturist that makes dollhouse miniature food so well, you can smell it. (This might be my own imagination, however. :o) I found Carl and the tiny noisemaker beside the cup, at our local dollhouse miniature show here in Seattle. (Link opens to their website.)
About the Miniature Patio
The patio is made from one of our flagstone sheets and “locked-in” with our Mini Patio Mix to make a permanent, long last patio that you can enjoy for years in your miniature garden and you can repurpose it too. That trellis in the back is one of our private label products, I’ll be working to get more of those in stock in the coming weeks. Find the patio materials, and you’ll find more private label products, up on our online store at TwoGreenThumbs.com
About the Weird and Different
The figure on the pedestal, I found at an antique store. It’s glued onto the pedestal, (from TwoGreenThumbs.com) then painted to look like aged stone. The lights, tiny disco ball and bow are from a craft store. The miniature streamers are from those small party poppers, just open/poke-out the bottom BEFORE you pull the string to “pop” it and you’ll find a few different colors of streamers inside, ready to be unfurled. And I made those globe-ball stakes from marbles and floral wire.
Want to Dig Deeper?
Your Miniature Garden Center is OPEN all year long for your miniature garden pleasure! Did you know you can plant a container garden any time of year? Just be sure to adhere to the one, main garden rule and get the “right plant for the right place.”
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