Online Miniature Garden Center News: Here We Grow Again!

New layout and drop-down menus make it fun and easy!

New categories and drop-down menus make it fun and easy! We've got fia

Online Miniature Garden Center News: Here We Grow Again!

It was one of those “Ah-ha” moments.

When training new help this past summer and one of the obstacles that kept coming up was trying to explain the different sizes and scales of miniature garden accessories that are available to someone who had never experienced them before.

So, when I pressed my guy as to what it was that he wasn’t getting he said, “Why don’t you just make it small, medium and large?”

Shop by size at your Miniature Garden Center

Shop easily and quickly by size. Matching the scale of your accessories will cinch the realism.

Well, heck. Way to make it simple, eh? ;o)

So, I combed through all the products in the online store and re-named the scales to make it completely straightforward, easy to understand and easy to use – for everybody!

Here is the breakdown for the new size definitions and what size of miniature gardens they are suitable for:

Large size = 1″ scale or 1:12 scale
The large sized accessories are great for large pots over 10” diameter, or for placing 1 or 2 pieces in smaller garden vignettes. This scale is perfect for in-ground mini gardens where, most times, the garden is viewed standing up too.

Medium size, or half-inch scale, gets a bit lost in this miniature garden container.

Medium size, or half-inch scale, gets a bit lost in this miniature garden container that is about 18" in diameter. Large size, or one-inch scale, would work much better.

Medium size = 1/2″ scale or 1:24 scale
The medium size is great for small pots less than 10” in diameter. If the pot is too big, this scale gets a bit lost. Medium size is also perfect for little 4” pots to give as hostess, co-worker and thank you gifts and great for centerpieces in-the-round.

Small size = 1/4″ scale
The small sized garden accessories are perfect for tabletop gardens, terrariums and windowsills. Display this scale at eye level on a shelf, up on a pedestal where you can get it closer to the viewer.

But wait, there’s more!

The navigation in the online store has been rearranged to make it easier to find things. Everything is sorted out into 10 main categories along the top of the page, just hover your mouse over one of the categories to see the drop-down menu to show more of what is in there. Note the new fairy and terrarium categories too.

New categories and a separate section for new, back-in-stock and sale items when they come up.

New categories and a separate section for new, back-in-stock and sale items when they come up.

Aaaaaand there is a new sale section that will appear from time to time.  As we lead this trend into the future, we will be rotating older stock out of the store to make room for the new ideas. We are debuting this new category with a nice selection of miniature and dwarf trees and shrubs that are 25% off and some overstock items at 15% off. Check back often, the sale items go fast.

Now, sit back, relax and check out your new Miniature Garden Center here.

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2 Comments »

  1. Pat Stephens said

    Bellium minuta is a perennial isn’t it? In zone 4 or 5.

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    • Hi Pat, I have the Miniature Daisies listing in my store here at being hardy to -25F – I think that is closer to zone 4. I know it does well here in Seattle in zone 5, minimum temperature is -20F, even after a couple of freezes. I’ve seen it listed as minimum zone 6 however. It will ultimately depend upon your micro-climate, wherever you are. Otherwise, it is a pleasure to grow and long blooming.

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