A Miniature Pumpkin Garden: Creating Happy Places

A spooky Miniature Garden for a Halloween centerpeice

A spooky Miniature Garden for a Halloween centerpeice made out a ghost pumpkin.

A Miniature Pumpkin Garden: Creating Happy Places

(November, 2009)

Perhaps it’s the full moon. Or maybe it’s the change in weather. It could be economy. Maybe because it’s autumn. Maybe it’s the news I watched on TV this morning. Maybe it’s….

…maybe it’s just me.

A spooky Miniature Garden Greenhouse for a Halloween centerpeice

It really was quite enchanting with the "mini bonfire" in it.

Wouldn’t it be nice to just to take off for a day, a week, or two, whenever you like? For some of us, that idea can be as far away as ….. (birds tweeting in the distance, a crow caws….)

So, let’s bring it back here.

Let’s bring it to right now.

Where is your happy place?

Here’s how we did a quick change from Halloween to Holiday Haven, using (you guessed it) a miniature garden:

We took a centerpiece that was made for Halloween – it was a miniature greenhouse carved out of ghost pumpkin where we had cut the pumpkin in half, and carved windows into the top half to make it look like a greenhouse, more or less. We planted some young starts, moss and grasses that love to be indoors, into the bottom half. We added couple of mini pumpkins, a tea light, a wee bench to sit on, and a couple of tombstones and created a very haunted mini garden for a centerpiece for the Halloween table.

A peaceful miniature garden beach scene in a pumpkin greenhouse

We turned the Halloween centerpiece into something fun to enjoy for a few weeks.

And now, we want to turn that into a happy place, and pack up the Halloween décor until next year.

(Keep in mind that this is planted in a pumpkin and will only last a couple of weeks. Keep on a plate and it cool.)

We took out the tea light out and put in a wee pool with that lovely Caribbean blue color. Added miniature garden art: a rusted fish stake. Poured a beach on one side of the pond with some superfine sand. Borrowed an idea from Thryza (the Terrarium Artist in my previous blog post), and sprinkled in some tiny beads to add some sparkle and zest to the scene. Found some tiny shells  – and oh, don’t forget a log to sit on!

Ahhhh, now isn’t that better? Now, you can escape anytime you like.

A peaceful miniature garden beach scene in a pumpkin greenhouse!

Change out a couple of accessories and voila: A peaceful miniature garden beach scene!

Plants used:
- Variegated Boxwood, Buxus sempervirens ‘Variegata’
- Miniature Sweet Flag, Acorus gramineus ‘Pusillus’
- 2 different mosses found growing on soil.

Find more miniature garden plants here.

Find spooky Halloween accessories here.

Find all your miniature garden plants and accessories here.

Create your own escape with a miniature garden

Create your own escape with a miniature garden


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4 Comments »

  1. [...] A Miniature Pumpkin Garden: Creating Happy Places November 2009 [...]

  2. doris said

    Love it !! What a great idea !!!

  3. Pam said

    Truly inspiring, what an original thing to do with a pumpkin and an original location for miniature gardening. Love it!

  4. Trix said

    This is so beautiful! I’m in love! :)

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