The Basics of Gardening in Miniature

If you’re a new gardener, welcome to the wonderful world of gardening! If you are an experienced gardener, welcome to another level of true gardening in miniature!

TOP TIP: The basic rules of the miniature garden are the same as in a full-sized garden. We’ve just shrunk the rules to fit.

 

Easy Light Chart for Miniature Gardens

Easy Light Chart for Miniature Gardens

Miniature Gardens can suit any size pot, be any shape or theme AND you can put them anywhere. Figuring out the light for your outdoor miniature gardens or fairy gardens can seem so arbitrary. I mean, what is part shade anyway? Only part of the garden is in shade? What...

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Get Out! Enjoying Spring in the Mini Garden

Get Out! Enjoying Spring in the Mini Garden

The Loowit Canada Hemlock in spring. The tiny buds look like ornaments. Very sweet. ~ I've got my fleece hoodie on, my wool socks and a hat - and I'm inside in my office. It's the end of March in the PNW, did someone forget to order spring? I'm itching to get out in...

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Miniature Gardening 101: The Dirt on the Soil

Miniature Gardening 101: The Dirt on the Soil

For containers: start with organic potting soil with no added fertilizers or polymers (moisture-retaining stuff) - we haven't had good feedback at all from using it for our miniature gardens. The above garden was for a display for the Northwest Flower and Garden Show...

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5 Ways to Start Your Own Miniature Garden

5 Ways to Start Your Own Miniature Garden

There are many reasons to grow your own tiny living world but you never have to wait for the right season! You can plant a miniature garden anytime or just about anywhere. This scene is approximately 10 inches wide. ~ I’ve made well over 3,000 miniature gardens of all...

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Preparing for Winter in the Miniature Garden

Preparing for Winter in the Miniature Garden

This miniature garden lives in Grandview, Washington. The clients wanted a garden for part shade, hardy, asymmetrical and with a pond. They loved it! ~ The most powerful miniature garden images come from gardens that have been growing and weaving together for years. A...

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I Know What You Did Last Summer

I Know What You Did Last Summer

Miniature Iris are to the left of the pond. The flower is big, but it's the perfect in-scale foliage that we love! ~ Okay, I don't really but I wanted to talk about the plants you planted last year in your miniature garden, fairy garden or your railroad garden. In...

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Is Your Miniature Garden Tree Dead?

Is Your Miniature Garden Tree Dead?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5K4yOch_i8 Your miniature garden tree is not dying, it's blushing. We surprised a customer in Florida with a tree that was wearing its winter's blush. Needless to say, she picked up the phone to tell us the plant arrived half dead -...

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A Mini Spring Round-Up in the Miniature Garden!

A Mini Spring Round-Up in the Miniature Garden!

Have you visited out other website yet? It's the HOME of miniature gardening! And a hub for all our work throughout the Internet, we've been online since 2004. Check it out at MiniatureGarden.com! ~ Happy, happy Spring! You just can't beat the first smell of spring in...

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