WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL CATEGORY Elena of Cyprus for the Great Annual Miniature Garden Contest. We loved how the small accessories pushes the size of the Jade plant to make it look like a giant tree.
The International Miniature Gardens from the Great Annual Miniature Garden Contest, Part 5 of 6
Here are the delightful gardens from our fellow miniature gardeners outside the States. Once the contest started, there was so much interest from beyond our borders that we added a new category for them – and boy, what a nice surprise it was! The winning garden went to Elena of Cyprus and you may recognize these gardens, Elena has enchanted us before with her miniature garden magic before, see them here.
This blog contains one photo from each contestant that were entered in the contest. Many fellow MGs submitted more than one garden photo and we were not able to control that very well so, we chose the best and judged that one. Here we have gardens from India, Cyprus, Israel, Argentina, Romania, Austria, Puerto Rico, Philippines and England, (at least I think Lady Tiffany is from England!) What a treat!
Click the pictures to enlarge them. To see all the eligible entries in one slideshow, see the main page of our home website, TwoGreenThumbs.com.
RUNNER UP – Nirmala of India’s miniature garden for The Great Annual Miniature Garden Contest. The tree looks like a Lawson Cypress, similar to the ones we use indoors over here in Seattle, Wa. We loved how she mixed up the textures of the plants.
Vydhehi’s miniature garden for The Great Annual Miniature Garden Contest. All the way from India, we loved the tall plants that are layered right down to the “ground level” in the front of the garden. Going from a tall plant to a short plant so over such a small distance give the garden a lot of drama. It easily put the wee building into a realistic perspective.
Yelena of Israel’s miniature garden for The Great Annual Miniature Garden Contest. It’s the combination of the whimsical pot, the big leaves on the tree and the variety and textures of the bedding plants and accessories that makes this one work so well. The bench tells what scale the garden is.
By Elena of Austria, her tiny garden entry for The Great Annual Miniature Garden Contest is way too cute. See the wee chair under the tree? You just want to scoop up the garden and take it with you!
Daniela of Romania, here is her entry for The Great Annual Miniature Garden Contest. She uses another indoor cypress that we are familiar with on the right, the Monteray Cypress. Check out her website at http://www.VegArt.ro to see more of her work.
Levy of the Philippines, her miniature garden for The Great Annual Miniature Garden Contest. I think that’s a juniper on the left and a false cypress in the back, right. We loved how the colors of the house are repeated throughout the garden. Very cheerful!
Iraida of Puerto Rico’s garden for The Great Annual Miniature Garden Contest. We loved how the cactus turns into a tree when placed in a miniature garden. The fence separates the beach from the garden. Very sweet!
Lady Tiffany of England, here is her garden for The Great Annual Miniature Garden Contest, We think she’s from England with a name like that. We loved the stairs going up to the other patio area. Very nice!
[If I mis-placed the origin on any of these gardens, please let me know!]
Part 1 of the entries from The Great Annual Miniature Garden Contest, the eligible container gardens, click here.
Part 2, the eligible fairy gardens, click here.
Part 3 is the in-ground gardens, click here.
Part 4, the themed gardens, click here.
Part 6, the remainder of entries are here.
Stay tuned for the last in the series, all the other entries that were submitted for the contest but fell outside the rules of the contest. Thank you all for participating!
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