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Gardening in Miniature: Create Your Own Tiny Living World

By Janit Calvo

After reading this book, I came away even more inspired to create my own miniature garden.

Birds & Blooms

Get ready to journey into the huge world of growing small!

The next garden trend combines the joy of gardening with the magic of miniatures. Gardening in Miniature is a complete guide to creating lush, living, small-scale gardens. It has everything you need to pick up this new hobby, including scaled down garden designs, techniques for creating tiny hardscapes, miniature garden care and maintenance, tips on choosing containers, how to buy the right plants, and where to find life-like accessories. Inspiring step-by-step projects feature basic skills that can be recreated in any number of designs, like a tiny patio, a trellis, a pond, and a secret garden.

Whether you want to build a miniature empire in your garden bed or design a private garden with a pebble patio for an indoor centerpiece, Gardening in Miniature is the primer for creating your own tiny, living world.

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Media reviews

"After reading this book, I came away even more inspired to create my own miniature garden. Beautiful examples of tiny gardens along with easy-to-follow directions ... are all included in this helpful book."

Birds & Blooms

"Adorable."

Country Living

"A pleasant escape that allows [one] to not just imagine a carefree and fanciful world, but also to build and experience it, too."

Philadelphia Inquirer

"It will draw beginning and experienced practitioners to this whimsical hobby as art."

Booklist

"With infectious cunning, the author lays out how we might invent Lilliputian versions of our own lives so that we might imagine inhabiting this or that little Eden of our own devising, lovely and perfect little places where all the things we love best in the world could be bound—perhaps even literally—in a nutshell."

BookPage

"Miniature gardening is a magical option for the gardener with limited yard space. This book will position well anyone who wants to begin creating a little world filled with happy growing things."

Publishers Weekly

About the author

Janit Calvo

Janit Calvo is an artist, miniaturist, gardener, author, photographer, and entrepreneur. She gardens with her husband in Seattle, Washington, and is surrounded by her award-winning miniature worlds of all shapes and sizes in amongst her full-size gardens. Pioneer of the miniature garden hobby and the founder of Two Green Thumbs Miniature Garden Center and the Miniature Garden Society, Calvo graduated with honors from the Ontario College of Art and Design. She has won awards at the Seattle Minature Show and the Soriculture Garden Art Show. Find out more at miniaturegarden.com.

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