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Name: Victoria J.
Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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Vikjk
Aug 21, 2015 10:23 PM CST
I have several plants in my fairy garden, but I don't like how it turned out. I'm hoping to redo it tomorrow..I was wondering, what miniature plant could I put around an arbor/trellis? I attached a couple pictures of my garden currently...
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First attempt

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Added some little things

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The two new furniture pieces I got on sale.


I want to take out the mulch and use moss instead, and make a patio out of rock for the white table and umbrella. I have a few ideas... Any suggestions though?
If it grows, I can kill it.
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Name: Ferne
Falkland, British Columbia, Ca
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1CanadianPlantNut
Aug 22, 2015 2:14 AM CST
Ficus pumila (creeping fig) is the only thing that comes to mind that would have small enough leaves and stems flexible enough to tie into place on the tiny trellis. It's a fairly common, easy to grow tropical plant for indoor containers. It will try to creep and root around in the moss so you might need to keep some scissors handy to keep it going up around the trellis.
Name: Victoria J.
Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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Vikjk
Aug 22, 2015 10:11 AM CST
Okay thanks!
If it grows, I can kill it.
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Aug 22, 2015 11:15 AM CST
Another delicate vine you could try is Maurandya scandens (twining snapdragon). I had one in a one-gallon pot for about 3 years and it stayed fairly small and has small leaves. Out in the garden it gets fairly large, but in a pot, it's pretty well mannered. Probably have to start one from seed, tho.
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Name: Victoria J.
Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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Vikjk
Aug 22, 2015 5:57 PM CST


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Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Aug 23, 2015 5:55 AM CST
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Aug 23, 2015 11:43 AM CST
Oh that is charming! I love the little stream, too. Nicely done!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Aug 23, 2015 4:42 PM CST
Maybe go with a sedum. They are ground cover but they crawl along the ground and would grow tall enough to climb up the arbor.

How about something colorful

Sedum sieboldii f. variegatum
Stonecrop (Hylotelephium sieboldii 'Mediovariegatum')

Sedum spurium Tri-Color
Sedum (Phedimus spurius 'Tri-Color')
Name: Victoria J.
Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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Vikjk
Aug 23, 2015 11:36 PM CST
I just went with a miniature vine we had at work. It worked quite well and I'll just keep it trimmed as needed. Thank You!
If it grows, I can kill it.

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