Miniature Gardening forum: New to Miniature Garden Hobby

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Name: Cathy
Northeast Ohio (Zone 5a)
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Tangents
Jun 27, 2012 1:10 PM CST
Hi everyone, my name's Cathy, and I am a chronic hobby-jumper. I just started miniature gardening this spring, as an offshoot of growing sprouts and microgreens to eat. The tiny garden plots are fascinating to create. I finished one 12" round garden, and gave it to my Mom, in the stroke rehab center. It gives visitors something to talk about, and makes her happy! Since I don't know much about plants, I'm hoping to learn a lot from all of you! Smiling
Name: jennifer
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flowersrjen
Jun 28, 2012 8:51 PM CST
Welcome! It's definitely addicting!
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Jun 30, 2012 5:57 PM CST
Welcome!
Hope you find this place friendly and helpful.
so what is your next project?
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.

williamffox
Jul 2, 2012 7:52 AM CST
Just some ideas:


Photos of Miniature Gardens - (all in containers)
http://site.foxspecialtyservices.com/blogs/miniature-garden-...

Useful Links & Info About Miniature Gardening - Tips & How-to & Goofy Fun
http://www.foxspecialtyservices.com/most-up-to-date-fairy-ga...


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Name: Cathy
Northeast Ohio (Zone 5a)
Miniature Gardening
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Tangents
Jul 2, 2012 8:37 AM CST
Thanks, everyone, for the nice, warm welcome! I currently have 3 gardens in various stages of completion. It's kind of expensive to buy the miniature plants, so I've been experimenting with splitting them into halves or thirds to get more mileage out of them. And I started some Kyoto Moss on a growing medium (~6 x 12") about a week ago, so I'm waiting for it to "take". The newest garden is contained in a cheap $15 plastic bird bath, so it won't need a table to be by the window.

I love the pictures, williamffox! Thanks for sharing.

Do folks on this forum share ideas? I can upload the images of how they look so far, if that's what's done here.

What do you do with your completed gardens? I'm never going to be able to keep them all, and only know so many that would like one as a gift.
Name: AnjL/Annmarie Bailey
Twain Harte, CA (Zone 7a)
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1AnjL
Jul 6, 2012 3:15 AM CST
Hi Cathy and welcome! Sorry I didnt post earlier, the holiday week has been hectic here Hilarious!

Yes! we would love to see photos of your gardens in progress. We all learn from each other here, and that is exactly how I became addicted to this little hobby (pun intended! LOL)

I have given mini gardens away as gifts, and also as raffle prizes any time a local charity is having a raffle. The mini gardens seem to be popular for the raffle prizes as I keep getting asked to create more of them Hilarious! I just need more hours in the day Whistling
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