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.

 

Winterizing your Miniature or Fairy Gardens

Winterizing your Miniature or Fairy Gardens

Take your accessories in before Old Man Winter comes a'knockin' ! They will last longer and won't get damaged by the extreme weather. ~ The rains finally came back to Seattle a couple of weeks ago after a record dry spell of over 90 days. Thankfully, our in-ground...

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Sharing Your Miniature Garden Hobby

Sharing Your Miniature Garden Hobby

This miniature garden was created in an empty pond at our last house. It was in the backyard so it was only visited by friends and family. We had more fun with our mini gardens in the front of the house, next to the sidewalk for all to see and visit. ~ You'll hear the...

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[Miniature] Gardening in the Heat

[Miniature] Gardening in the Heat

Beat the heat by choosing plants that do well in the heat. This combination of the tall Compressa Juniper, a Blue Star Juniper on the left surrounded with Hens and Chicks, Brass Buttons, Miniature Daisies and assorted Sedums is perfect for a sunny spot. [Miniature]...

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Miniature Garden Plants: Secrets to Success

Miniature Garden Plants: Secrets to Success

Our old miniature garden, back in 2007, dressed for Father's Day. The Tompa Spruce was called a dwarf back then, now it's called a true miniature, with a growth rate of less than 1" per year. I love it when a great idea comes together... When I stumbled on to this...

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Growing Wood: Miniature Gardening and Bonsai

Growing Wood: Miniature Gardening and Bonsai

Growing Wood: Miniature Gardening and Bonsai ~ [Scene: Northwest Flower and Garden Show, February, 2011] It was as if I was responsible for the misunderstanding in the bonsai hobby. I met bonsai-expert-extraordinaire, Dan Robinson, at the Northwest Flower and Garden...

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Unsung Hero: The Dwarf Japanese Holly

Unsung Hero: The Dwarf Japanese Holly

Unsung Hero of the Mini Garden: The Dwarf Japanese Holly The Garden Designer’s Round Table discussion this week focused on the “underused” plants that you can trust to perform, are beautiful unto themselves but often go unnoticed in a garden full of flowers and...

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How to Win a Garden Contest

How to Win a Garden Contest

How to Win a Garden Contest By Janit Calvo Miniature gardening has taken off! It looks like enthusiasts have discovered the “fun-factor” and the planting has begun. But beware! All small-leaf plants are not created equal. I was recently browsing through old photos for...

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For New Miniature Gardeners: How Plants Die

For New Miniature Gardeners: How Plants Die

Did your plant die? Remember that plants don't grow on trees - they are trees! Try again! Most plants don’t just die. They don’t have a cardiac arrest and cack-out on the spot. No heart attacks either. No brain aneurysm … nope, no sudden death at all… It is normally a...

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