Wordless Wednesday: Miniature Garden Houseboat

Miniature Garden and Houseboat

We made this for the Seattle Miniature Show in 2006 and it won Best of Show.

Wordless Wednesday: Miniature Garden Houseboat

This miniature garden with a houseboat won Best of Show at the Seattle Miniature Show in 2006.

If you’ve been following my blog, this series is part of the photo archives that got crunched in my old computer. The picture files are too small to be included in my upcoming book from Timber Press, but I can share them with you now!

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Miniature Garden With Houseboat

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Cute huh? But can you figure out what is wrong with this? It’s a birdhouse, a bird feeder and a wind chime all in one. It is very sweet but if you think about it, it is just not realistic. This wouldn’t work in our full-sized gardens because the birds wouldn’t know what to do with it – if they ever get past the chimes they would probably feed, but I’m sure they wouldn’t nest. ;o)

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Miniature Garden With Houseboat

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About two weeks after the show, the raccoons sniffed out the water and played Godzilla one night. The water flooded into the bank and soaked the plants, I had to begrudgingly take it apart to save everything. I’m glad I took a bunch of pictures though. Remember to document your miniature gardens!

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9 Comments »

  1. I love the reality of this beautiful garden

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  2. Sabine Walter said

    I love that idea! And yeah, raccoons have ramsacked our gnome pond too and stolen the rubber ducky that was swimming there for a weekend. So if anybody sees a raccoon with a rubber ducky–it’s mine! 🙂

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  3. Trudi Scheele said

    I can’t even imagine all the time and work that went into that creative mini and then to have raccoons destroy it–terrible!!!

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  4. SoundEagle said

    Hi Janit,

    What an inspiring creation your Miniature Garden Houseboat is! You really have a supreme sense of balance, contrast, texture and depth to mold an uncanny realism whilst retaining the naturalness and a coherent theme. Bravo!

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  6. This is wonderful!!!

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  7. muy lindo arte

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  8. […] caption below the image. See Part One from May, click here and we got a chance to highlight our Miniature Houseboat Garden in July, click here.  A Miniature Beach Garden – the dwarf Junipers are excellent choices for hardy, full sun […]

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  9. […] as a play on the miniature hobby. Or, it can be something to celebrate locally, like this Miniature Houseboat and Garden that won Best of  Show years ago that we chose because it was sooo very Seattle. […]

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