Miniature Garden Designs & Ideas

Find your next idea for a new miniature garden. Inspiration can come in many forms, from a single tree to a special occasion. So, what’s your next miniature garden theme going to be?

TOP TIP: You might have a tendency to overload the miniature garden with accessories at first, and then planting the odd plant or two so you can get a “garden” in somewhere, but consider a tree or shrub or two at the very start of your design process. The miniature and dwarf trees and shrubs will be instant anchors for your garden design, and they will add taller layers to the overall backdrop of the garden bed. Choose slow-growing ones and they will grow along with you, and your hobby.

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Grow Your Own Way for Earth Day

Grow Your Own Way for Earth Day

Earth Day always brings about moments of reflection about how I treat our planet. I’ve been a tree hugger, a recycler, a reducer, a re-user, and a plant lover for over 30 years. Mother Earth is now one of my business partners, but it wasn’t a straightforward route to...

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Spring into Easter in the Miniature Garden

Spring into Easter in the Miniature Garden

Happy Spring! This is a continuation of our super-fun holiday series where we are keeping the same miniature garden, but switching out the accessories to match the occasion or holiday. Find the previous ones here: Valentine's Day in the Miniature Garden St. Patrick's...

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The Evolution of the Miniature Garden

The Evolution of the Miniature Garden

The new, tiny trees and shrubs add another layer of realism to the miniature garden. In this miniature broken pot garden, the Gemstone Hinoki helps anchor the height of the Sky Pencil Ilex and balance it with the cascading garden. Hey! Pssst! Wanna buy a forest?...

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Miniature Football Gardening, Superbowl XLIX

Miniature Football Gardening, Superbowl XLIX

I couldn't resist joining the fun. There will be a short pause in the proceedings as Seattle goes nutty for the Seahawks this weekend. It would be negligent to even think of getting any real work done. I'd best join 'em. ;o) See more of the Seahawk Miniature Garden...

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Happy Canada Day in the Miniature Garden

Happy Canada Day in the Miniature Garden

This garden was made for the Lakeside Hideaway project for the Gardening in Miniature: Create Your Own Tiny Living World book. It's two years old now. It was starting to look like my home and native land, Ontario, so I went with it. Taking some downtime and enjoying...

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Football and Miniature Gardening, Part II

Football and Miniature Gardening, Part II

Do the miniatures give us an excuse to plant a garden? Or, does the gardening give us an excuse to make miniatures? BOTH - it's just too much fun! As a continuation of the ongoing frenzy and the upcoming battle with Seattle Seahawks versus the San Francisco 49ers this...

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Happy New Year in the Miniature Garden

Happy New Year in the Miniature Garden

Happy New Year in the Miniature Garden Happy New Year Fellow Miniature Gardeners! Steve and I missed Christmas due to a cold/flu that is making its way across the country. Ugh! I had to back off posting because I was making too many mistakes but, thankfully, we both...

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Happy Solstice in the Miniature Garden

Happy Solstice in the Miniature Garden

Part of our series, A Year in the Miniature Garden.  The winter solstice marks the shortest day of the year. Some celebrate with ceremony and ritual. Others mark the day quietly by lighting a candle and having a quiet moment of thanks. For me? It's the halfway...

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Halloween in the Miniature Garden

Halloween in the Miniature Garden

You can do more than decorate for Halloween in the Miniature Garden, you can tell a story. It’s just a little scary out there! It must time for ghosts, goblins and pumpkin soufflé! So, in keeping with the season and our series, “A Year in the Miniature Garden,” here...

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