Miniature Gardening forum: Some of my miniature gardens

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Boone, North Carolina (Zone 5b)
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irmaly
Feb 11, 2014 3:10 PM CST
I got into miniature gardens when we did an exhibit a few years ago for our local community plant sale. I found I just loved it! Such fun to get the creative juices going. I now make them every year for the sale. Unfortunately I don't have pictures of all of them but thought I'd share a few.


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Name: David Paul
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DavidofDeLand
Feb 11, 2014 4:29 PM CST
Those are extra fabulous and your gardens in the background look like mine! Thumbs up I tip my hat to you.
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Feb 11, 2014 5:01 PM CST
I love the swirling garden in the first picture. Thanks for sharing with us. Smiling
Name: mj
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mjsponies
Feb 11, 2014 8:00 PM CST
Did you make the house in the last pic ? Love the swirling garden also ! Well Done !
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Boone, North Carolina (Zone 5b)
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irmaly
Feb 12, 2014 8:48 AM CST
Thanks, everyone. I have made all kinds of mini gardens. My husband and I like to go "junking" in the winter and look for little 25 and 50 cent items to use. The house in the last picture I picked up on one of these excursions. It is this really wonderful little willow barn with a pen on the side and a thatched roof. Really well made and one of a kind as far as I know. Here are a couple more.
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Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
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DavidofDeLand
Feb 12, 2014 8:59 AM CST
These are just great, and you have such and eye for placement and detail. Love that Cardinal nest log! Thumbs up I tip my hat to you.
Name: mj
Central Florida
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mjsponies
Feb 12, 2014 9:54 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
That cardinals expression is priceless !!
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Feb 12, 2014 12:19 PM CST
Love that log planting for your use of sedums and the composition of protective bird with its plants! Green Grin!
Boone, North Carolina (Zone 5b)
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irmaly
Feb 12, 2014 2:04 PM CST
That wonderful little cardinal was a 2 for 1 special at the dollar store!
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goldfinch4
Feb 12, 2014 3:19 PM CST
They are so just adorable! I love the "steps" in your first one. You've got a real knack for putting these together.
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Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
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DavidofDeLand
Feb 12, 2014 5:43 PM CST
I agree
Name: mj
Central Florida
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mjsponies
Feb 15, 2014 5:17 PM CST
What did you use to keep the soil in the pot in the very first picture. The reason I ask is I just happen to have a broken pot sitting out on the storage bench and thought I'd make good use of it.
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Boone, North Carolina (Zone 5b)
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irmaly
Feb 16, 2014 7:43 AM CST
Hi, mjsponies. In short: soil. I build a garden like that one from the bottom up and keep the soil damp (wet but not soaking) as I move up. I also wet the soil solidly after I have built a section.
Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Feb 24, 2014 10:58 AM CST
Great minis , you are so creative Thumbs up
I so want spring to get here to do some creating too.
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all else is just existing.

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