Happy Spring! Happy Easter! Happy Passover!
I’ve been studying on how to make an in-ground miniature garden fun to enjoy and we’re going into our second full-year with this miniature garden. Join us for a miniature tour of one of the five sections of our in-ground miniature garden.
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And have a great weekend!
Janit & Steve
We’ve had a really cold spring so there’s not much spring growth to report yet. But you can see the tiny buds on the Elf Dwarf Spruce tree in the center. How cute is that?
That grassy plant in front is the Dwarf Mondo Grass and the tips go brown from time to time – it’s hardy to 0F, so I’m not sure why all the brown tips. I probably should have watered it more during our drier-than-usual winter. Gently pluck those brown leaves out of the middle of the plant, it’s just coming out of it’s winter dormancy. You can see the bunnies here.
The Elf Dwarf Spruce, Picea glauca ‘Elf’, shaped into a tree form for the miniature garden. In front of it is Elfin Thyme. Both are from our online store, TwoGreenThumbs.com. I painted the miniature pedestal to look old and weathered. I can’t decide if I like it with nothing on top, or to find somethin’ a “little” special to glue on top of it. (E6000 silicon glue will last for a few seasons and should peel off anything that is NOT porous.)
Our Sedum cuttings can last and often grow roots in these tiny pots. That big yellow/red one at the top right, is how it shows it’s stressed – our spring has been way too cold – but the colors are pretty! (How’s THAT for optimistic. Lol!) See all our miniature garden pots and containers here.
You can plant the cuttings in a pot and grow them into “full-sized” plants for your own cuttings to use – after you get them or wait until they root in the miniature pots. Baby them until you see them start to grow, they are, well, babies! Let the soil dry out between watering them – if they are in soil or not – or they may rot. See our Sedum Cuttings here.
The only thing I took inside were the cushions because we’re in our rainy season, in summer, I can leave them out more often. The rest of the accessories in this miniature garden can be left outside safely. Sometimes birds take the wee things, sometimes the odd squirrel does too – but overall, leaving your waterproof minis out in your garden makes it more fun and engaging.
See all our plants, accessories and patio materials that we recommend for miniature gardening, here up in our store: TwoGreenThumbs.com. – We not only serve the miniature garden hobby – we ARE miniature gardeners too. We get you.
The two miniature shrubs, one in the bottom, left is the Cumulus Sawara Cypress, and the other, between the egg-stakes and the courtyard pond is a Thoweill Hinoki Cypress, I think. Including even smaller shrubs in your miniature garden design really really helps to create an understory in the miniature garden. See all the Mini Tree Sets here.
Our Sedum cuttings can last and often grow roots in these tiny pots. You can transfer them to a pot and grow them into “full-sized” plants for your own cuttings to use. Baby them until you see them start to grow, they are, well, babies! Let the soil dry out between watering them – if they are in soil or not – or they may rot. See our Sedum Cuttings here.
My girl, Kitty, helping – as always. Have a great weekend! Happy Spring!
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