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A haunted graveyard in miniature

October 11, 2017

Glowing jack-o’-lanterns, creaking porches, cobwebdraped windows and doors, and kids laughing and scaring each other willy-nilly are among the sights and sounds that make our spines tingle every October. Halloween is fun for everyone. But when it comes to the garden, full-size or miniature, there is only one very scary thing to make: a haunted […]

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A miniature Independence Day garden

June 27, 2017

There are a number of ways to represent summer in a miniature garden, and a special Fourth of July–themed miniature garden evokes a summertime gathering filled with food, family, and fireworks.

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An interview with Janit Calvo of Miniature Gardening Prop Shop

May 9, 2017

“It was my intention to make miniature gardening as accessible as possible because it is such a fun hobby to take up and it is genuinely feasible for anyone.”

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Miniatures for Mother’s Day

May 2, 2017

Instead of giving your mother an ordinary bouquet on her special day, why not make an adorable miniature arrangement, or create an entire garden filled with tiny bouquets?

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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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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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An interview with Janit Calvo of Gardening in Miniature

July 16, 2013

How did miniature gardening get its start? Miniature gardening has been a part of our history for centuries, we just didn’t call it miniature gardening. The old and new terms still need to work themselves out. Miniature gardening used to be a blanket term for any kind of gardening “small.” Teacup gardening, windowsill gardening, bonsai, […]

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Shrinking the design rules for miniature gardens

July 13, 2013

Any design process is mixed with a variety of elements; creating a garden is no different in complexity than designing a dress or the interior of a room. You need to know what to look for first, and how the pieces come together into one design. For example, when identifying the anchor point of the […]

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