That Bloomin' Garden

How to make a miniature garden

Have you ever made a miniature garden?  They are fun to create whether you use a kit or make one from materials you find yourself. Last year I met Janit Calvo of Two Green Thumbs at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle. I purchased one her kits to easily make another miniature garden. In the past I had sought out recycled items or thrift shop finds to create my miniature gardens. This time I wanted to try out a pre-made patio to see if I liked it.

How to make a miniature garden

To get started I bought a 12″ shallow clay pot. I liked that it was shallow as it allowed everything to look in scale. I filled it with potting soil as I had to add the plants first.

How to make a miniature garden

The first plant I added was a small tree called Abies balsamea nana or Dwarf Balsam Fir. It’s so cute at this size and…

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