Mother’s Day in the Miniature Garden
This is the fifth installment of our A Year in the Miniature Garden and today we celebrate Mother’s Day – which, should be everyday – if it wasn’t for her, you wouldn’t be here, reading this blog about her. Wait. Did that come out right? ;o)
If you are just catching up to this series, we are having a blast decorating throughout the holidays this year. Keeping the miniature garden the same, and swapping out the decorations and accessories each month for fun. Here are the previous ones:
I was looking for a way to simplify the decorations – and not to spend very much on them either. Then I remembered The Cutest How-To in the Whole Wide-World – miniature flower arranging!! Moms love flowers! So, I walked around the garden and picked any tiny flower I could, then walked around my neighbors garden (with permission, of course ;o) and picked up some small-leafed greenery too – conjuring my inner florist. Here’s what happened:
See the “vase?” It’s an old ceramic electrical insulator I had in my stash. I used a piece of duct tape to seal the bottom so it could hold water. The water stayed in for a couple of hours – long enough to enjoy!
As we covered in the previous blog on miniature flower arranging, the easiest way to arrange them is in your fingers. Once you have the wee flowers arranged in a bouquet, trim the stems and put them in in the vase. Your arrangement might fall out of place a bit, use a pair of round tweezers to face the flowers or to prop the stems up in the other foliage.
To all the Mom’s and Grandma’s out there:
Happy Mother’s Day!
The plants in the main garden, counterclockwise from the bottom, front:
- Hens and Chicks or Houseleeks (the red rosettes)
- Wooly Thyme
- Silver Mist Lily Turf (behind the flower vase)
- Blue Moon Sawara Cypress
- Miniature Juniper – the ‘Compressa’ Juniper’ (behind the sign)
- Cape Blanco Sedum (at the base of the sign)
Find the plants listed above here. Note that all plants are not available at all times.
Find the miniature garden decks here. Made of cedar, they come in “L” shaped too. Made in the USA.
Find the garden bench here. Available in tan and ivory colors too.
Find the cute birdhouse. The one shown as been painted. Made in the USA.
Our How-To PDF instant download is here. It’s helpful to get you going!
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