Why Do Conifers Make Great Mini Garden Trees? You’ll Never Guess.

Created in April of 2007, the Jervis Canada Hemlock looked like a huge tree in the garden, in miniature!

Created in April of 2007, the Jervis Canada Hemlock looked like a huge tree in the garden, in miniature.

Why Do Conifers Make Great Mini Garden Trees? You’ll Never Guess.

Why do our true miniature and dwarf trees and shrubs make such great miniature garden trees? Well, let me count the ways!

  • Our miniature garden conifers are like a woman, they get better and better with age.
  • They are hardy. Some of our mugo pines can handle temperatures down to -50F!
  • Evergreen.
  • Low maintenance. Maintain wrung-sponge-damp soil.
  • Versatile: we have conifers for full shade to full sun.
  • They grow slowly and can stay in scale in your miniature garden for years.
  • Enjoy this photo blog of some before and after shots. All the trees you see in here are still in our miniature gardens today.
Over 4 years later, with his fresh spring growth, the same Jervis Canada Hemlock is more majestic - in miniature - than ever.

Over 4 years later, with his fresh spring growth, the same Jervis Canada Hemlock is more majestic – in miniature – than ever.

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Another 4 years later at a display at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show. You can see how the trunk has lifted the start of the branching system up off the ground naturally. 

See the Jervis Canada Hemlock here.

See all our dwarf and miniature Hemlocks and other plants for shade here.

This was entirely by accident: Red Thyme, White Bud Mugo in a blue pot – so I added the windsock and gazing balls for even more whimsy.

This was entirely by accident: Planting the RED Thyme, WHITE Bud Mugo in a BLUE pot – so I added the windsock and gazing balls for even more whimsy. The Mugo Pine can stay in this 12″ diameter pot for years.

See more Mugo Pines and all our miniature garden plants for sun here.

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Like a piece taken out of a larger garden, the Dwarf Pagoda Japanese Holly lends a completely different texture to this design. The spring growth of the Cole’s Prostrate Canada Hemlock is refreshing.

Like a piece taken out of a larger garden, the Dwarf Pagoda Japanese Holly lends a completely different texture to this design. The spring growth of the Cole’s Prostrate Canada Hemlock is refreshing.

 

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Jamy Balsam Fir buds. A true miniature garden conifer that grows less than 1" per year.

Jamy Balsam Fir buds in spring. A true miniature garden conifer that grows less than 1″ per year. Flat leaves are just charming. Good for part shade with evenly damp soil. 

Jean's Dilly Dwarf Spruce buds, a favorite mini garden tree.

Jean’s Dilly Dwarf Spruce buds, a favorite mini garden tree. It’s a miniature Christmas tree as well as a perfect anchor tree for any miniature garden. Full sun, hardy to -20F.

Tiny buds on the tiny Blue Planet Miniature Spruce.

Tiny buds on the tiny Blue Planet Miniature Spruce.

Betty Rose Canada Hemlock buds in a creamy white.

Betty Rose Canada Hemlock buds in a creamy white.

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Jean’s Dilly Dwarf Spruce anchors the back, right corner, and Mother Lode Juniper creates the second layer in this mini garden. Elfin Thyme and small Hens and Chicks create the under-story while the bench and trellis cinch the scale. This garden is over 4 years old.

Jean’s Dilly Dwarf Spruce anchors the back, right corner, and Mother Lode Juniper creates the second layer in this mini garden. Elfin Thyme and small Hens and Chicks create the under-story while the bench and trellis cinch the scale. This garden is over 4 years old.

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5 Comments »

  1. Wonderful examples of miniature gardens! I am so happy to see others enthusiastic about conifers (large or small). I’ve been thinking quite a bit about Fairy Gardens of late and just ran across your blog. Enjoyed the Werewolf Garden idea too!

    Ed-
    Conifer Lover

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