The Gardening in Miniature Books
The Gardening in Miniature books, published by Timber Press, were instrumental in establishing this new hobby, and helped to spread the idea worldwide. The first book, Gardening in Miniature: Create Your Own Tiny Living World, broke records for the publisher as it was the first and only book that needed to be reprinted BEFORE its release date in June of 2013.
The second Gardening in Miniature Prop Shop book was based on 37 different projects for the miniature garden, but it was rushed through the publishing process and hastily marketed to the public in 2017. The book sales never took-off like the first book, as it was caught in between changing editors and publicists at Timber Press at the time, despite being a very fun deep-dive into the new hobby. It really should have done better than it did as it re-established a new way to grow and to enjoy gardening.
Since then, the first book has been translated into four different languages, reprinted seven times and sold nearly 40,000 copies before being discontinued in 2022. Timber Press, the world’s top horticultural publishing company was sold to a bigger conglomeration and our books are now being weeded-out of their existance. (You can still find a copy today, while supplies last!)
“There’s no need to wait for a season
to have a reason to garden in miniature!”
This was the fun promo video made by the publisher’s marketing team for our first Gardening in Miniature book:
Turning Up the Heat on the New Gardening in Miniature Prop Shop Book
You'll find more photos of this scene in the new Gardening in Miniature Prop Shop Book. It's a room box that I made in 1999 before I started the business. ICYMI - Our second book, the Gardening in Miniature Prop Shop book is the only book dedicated to teaching more...
Sharing Ideas with the New Gardening in Miniature Prop Shop Book
The Gnome Garden in the Gardening in Miniature Prop Shop book was a fun one to create - I'm still pinching myself that I had this opportunity to share my ideas with the world. The projects in this garden are the gnome door and the log border that lines the "veggie...
Gardening in Miniature Prop Shop: Mother’s Day
The same garden that is shown in the Mother's Day chapter in the new Gardening in Miniature Prop Shop Book, 2 years later. That is an Abbott's Pygmy Canada Hemlock with Dwarf London Pride below. A short blog series on creating my latest book, Gardening in...
More Miniature Gardening at the HUGE Epcot Flower and Garden Festival!
Whew! I've been catching up on everything since our whirlwind tour to Florida earlier this month. I came back exhausted and hit a bottleneck of work so it took a couple of weeks for me to recover, decompress and collect my thoughts. So, not only did I miss blogging...
The Biggest Revolution in Garden History is Still Growing Slowly Into the Heart of America
Woot! We're doing the happy dance! Over 37,000 copies in print - but we're still a-ways-away from this new hobby being as common as knitting. The Biggest Revolution in Garden History is Still Growing Slowly Into the Heart of America Our latest order from our publisher...
Miniature Gardening is Growing Roots Worldwide
The Turkish version of Gardening in Miniature! Yay! Miniature Gardening is Growing Roots Worldwide I do believe the appropriate terms is, "AWESOME SAUCE!!" Lol! Yeah, a surprise from my publisher arrived earlier this week: the Turkish version of Gardening in...
Who Else Wants to Garden in Miniature?
It's ready! The German edition of Gardening in Miniature is now released. Now don’t get me started singing 'It’s a Small World After All' because that ear-worm usually lasts for days – but it is, and in more ways than one. We are tickled pink to introduce the German...
Miniature Gardening Across the Pond – and Back Again
So cool! We made into the April 28th edition Woman's World Magazine on page 6! Right next to Johnny Cash. Lol! Our mission is to make this hobby as well known as knitting - thank you Woman's World Magazine! Miniature gardening made it across the pond and back again...
The Most Creative Review on Gardening in Miniature Book
The Texas Triffid Ranch - Odd Plants and Oddities For Odd People - another source for creativity and ideas. This is his masthead. The Most Creative Review on Gardening in Miniature Book As the book reviews keep flowing in and around the Internet, one stands out...
The “Under the Sea” garden shows you how to make a shell-throne and a miniature glass float.
The British chapter shows you how to age and weather a brick sheet and how to make a miniature garden folly.
The Mother’s Day garden chapter shows you how to make a hanging vase and how to arrange flowers in miniature.
The Christmas garden chapter shows you how to make a tree dress (adaptable for any occasion,) and mini garden yard art, (adaptable for any occasion.)
A little more about the second book, Gardening in Miniature Prop Shop: Handmade Accessories for Your Tiny Living World.
In each and every project in this book, you can learn skills and techniques that can be adapted to any other theme, and enlarged for a full-sized garden project.
The Wedding chapter shows you how to make lighted arches how to pre-arrange artificial flowers in miniature.