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Terrarium Craft project: “A Girl’s Best Friend”

February 10, 2015

A Girl’s Best Friend This elegant piece is the Marilyn Monroe of the terrarium world—fluffy, soft, curvy, and spiked with sass—a definite show-stopper and larger-than-life experience. Layers of ermine-white sand, nubbly pebble, smooth river rock, jewel-like sea urchin, raw fluorite rock, and downy clumps of moss are topped with a superstar succulent to create a […]

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How to make a mini gabion

October 22, 2014

Gabions, which are metal mesh baskets that hold rocks or concrete, have historically been a tool employed by the likes of civil engineers. But these industrial building blocks have come into vogue for uses beyond securing structures and edifices. Today, gabion cages are regularly put to use in garden design as an alternative to other […]

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How to make an air plant frame garden

October 10, 2014

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Create a succulent centerpiece

December 9, 2013

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Decorating your miniature garden for the holidays

December 5, 2013

Janit Calvo, author of Gardening in Miniature, was kind enough to share a post from her own blog with the hope that it will help many a miniature-garden-gardener decorate for the holidays. How difficult could it be to decorate a miniature garden? Read on. You may be surprised. ____________________ One of the many enjoyable aspects […]

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A pond in a pot: Building a miniature garden

December 5, 2013

It’s easy to love full-sized ponds and water features—but not the time and money they require. This simple, affordable miniature offers a captivating alternative.

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Build a miniature landscape with Keshiki Bonsai

September 19, 2013

Keshiki bonsai captures nature in all its grandeur but on a small scale, sometimes in a container barely larger than a teacup. Perfect for city dwellers living in small spaces or anyone with limited free time, this modern style of bonsai captures the larger natural world, in miniature and for only a moment or two […]

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How to make lavender wands

August 29, 2013

Lavender wands, also called lavender bottles, were fashioned in Victorian times for scenting drawers and cabinets. Thankfully, they are making a comeback. Lavender wands are worth the effort it takes to make them because they allow you to encase the scent of lavender in ribbon and enjoy the fragrance for years to come. Taking the […]

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Harvesting and drying lavender

August 28, 2013

A first-year lavender plant will produce only a few stems, and it is best to trim these before they flower completely to strengthen the plant. By year two, your lavender will normally double in size and will produce two or three small bunches, depending on the type of lavender. From year two to year three, […]

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Timber Press and the mail-delivery miniature gardens

July 18, 2013

With an office full of crafters and a new book about miniature gardens, it was inevitable that Timber Press would make an attempt at creating its own tiny, living world. Designer Laken Wright volunteered as lead gardener. It was the challenge of creating a garden one-sixth regular size that appealed to her, and not, she’s assured […]

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