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The Gardening in Miniature Prop Shop: Handmade Accessories for Your Tiny Living World

By Janit Calvo

This fun, strongly recommended book gives miniature enthusiasts the opportunity to customize their minigardens with unique scenes and pieces.

Library Journal, starred review

The Gardening in Miniature Prop Shop is the next big thing for the crafters and gardeners already captivated by gardening small. Organized by playful themes—including gardens around the world, holidays, and fantasy gardens—it’s a fun-filled guide to creating one-of-a-kind gardens and the accessories that make them shine. Thirty-seven projects are included with fully illustrated, step-by-step instructions. For a Japanese garden, you will learn how to create a miniature sand garden. For a Halloween garden, you'll learn how to make a flying ghost and zombie. And for a space garden, you'll learn how to make a tiny space ship and alien. The Gardening in Miniature Prop Shop is for anyone enchanted by the whimsy of creating a tiny world.

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Media reviews

"[Starred review] This fun, strongly recommended book gives miniature enthusiasts the opportunity to customize their minigardens with unique scenes and pieces."

Library Journal

"Digs deeper, instructing readers in how to build their own accessories for themed potted worlds.…​tending to a tiny garden offers a satisfying kind of challenge: the cultivation of a light and the ability to slow down in order to focus on something so small."

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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