A half-inch scale garden. The trees look like Myrtles, small-leafed sedums are in the garden bed and individual sedums are in the wee terra cotta pot. The patio furniture tells the scale.
Miniature Garden Spotlight: Ann’s Miniature Worlds
One of the fun parts of being in business is meeting others who are just as passionate as you are. I once had a woman come into my booth at a big garden show and said, “Your minis give me the squealies.” A new word for my dictionary at best. Lol!
Ann has been a customer of ours for just about forever. She is a Mom with the cutest and most curious little boy ever. Her husband, Erik, just got back from active duty in the Navy, (THANK YOU, ERIC!) and he is a model-maker-miniaturist too. They live in South Carolina and I can only imagine the fun that they have with their miniature gardening. I was delighted when Ann said I could post her pictures here for you to see.
A wee boxwood tree anchors the garden. Different colors of small-leafed Sedums and ground cover Thymes make up the understory of the garden. That is ground cover Thyme trailing down the front of the pot – it flowers in early summer.
Look at what Ann has done with the “lawn” or Irish Moss – she made the path out of lawn instead of pavers. So cute! Shrink me down to miniature now!
Methinks Ann dipped into Eriks’ model railroad stash – Lol! Wouldn’t you? Check out how well the tiny accessories force the scale of the “big” little trees.
Pretty greens and pinks create the charm in this garden. That pink one is called Tricolor Sedum. Notice the brickwork on the patio too – you can get the same results with our Mini Patio Mix Kit that create a permanent miniature patio that won’t wash away in the rain or watering.
Just darling! Ann trimmed up bigger succulents to create the trees. Look how meticulous the patio is – it’s just perfect. Again, the accessories tell the scale of the garden.
Who let the dog out? I love this rustic, free-form garden. That fluffy plant on the right is baby Asparagus Fern but it looks like tiny bamboo here. That’s a fairy vine on the left.
Their in-ground miniature garden that Erik helped set up the fountain and pond and then apparently was “kicked off the project” by Ann when it came time to do the miniature gardening. What fun! Check out the stand-alone structure that they made for it . You can see the stone wall that is built up and around the pond. Very clever!
Ann and Erik’s in ground mini garden looks like a fun project. The tiny plants tucked in among the rocks makes the whole rockery and garden fit together as one. Check out the tiny rock wall too!
The before picture: Ann took advantage of the garden as it was growing in and created a miniature graveyard for Halloween.
Back to summer – and a different view of of the garden. I love the different levels they created – it really piques the interest. You can see the edge of the pond if you look – otherwise it’s all viewed as one lovely rockery-pond.
The different plant colors keep the miniature garden bed interesting. Every plant in this rockery garden does well in full-sun. “Right plant, right place” for the best success.
The wee path invites the eye to follow it. It looks very natural and follows the edge of the mini garden beds on either side.
Tiny ducks in the reeds! These little thoughts place strategically throughout the miniature garden entice the viewer look for more details and surprises.
Very. Sweet. HO scale figures are from the model railroad industry.
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