Miniature Gardening: Exporting Creative Garden Fun

A Birthday in the Miniature Garden

More of our Year in the Miniature Garden Series as we celebrated my big day yesterday: A Birthday in the Miniature Garden. 

Miniature Gardening: Exporting Creative Garden Fun

Creative. Garden. Fun. It’s funny that mere words can start the gears turning and get you dreaming and scheming of how to get another miniature garden underway. I bet, if you could find a nice-sized pot that would go well on the corner of the deck, beside that bigger pot next to your table, you could….

Yeah, I’m an enabler. ;o)

And it’s time again to enable our fellow MGs up in Canada too! We did this a couple of years ago, but it looks like the list has grown and changed, so here is a list of independent garden centers across Canada that at least draw from the same wholesale nursery as we do for our miniature and dwarf trees and shrubs. We don’t know if they actually carry the same trees as we do, but if they don’t ask them if they can get some in for you. Be prepared to wait for the next shipment.

CALL FIRST to check if they have any miniature or dwarf trees or shrubs! I’ve tried to include the website where I was able, so you can email them if the phone number doesn’t work for whatever reason. DOUBLE CHECK my address info before heading out too – I’m my own editor – and I betcha my epitaph will have a typo. ;o)

See this blog post for the same kinds of plants that we use for the bedding plants and you can look for while you are there. By asking for a specific type of plant, you can avoid any confusion because not everyone knows what makes a good miniature garden plant yet.

Please tell them Two Green Thumbs Miniature Garden Center sent you! So they know that there is an ongoing interest in carrying plants for us miniature gardeners. Oh, and we do not know why the list doesn’t include the eastern Maritime provinces but this is what we were given from our wholesale nursery. Our Canada does go to the Atlantic coast! ;o)

A Birthday in the Miniature Garden

Sedum cuttings are perfect for the tiny pots. Put the soil in the wee pot, poke a hole with a skewer, then put the cutting in – it’s easier that way!

QUEBEC

AU JARDIN DE JEAN-PIERRE
1070 RANG 1 OUEST
SAINTE-CHRISTINE    QC
819-858-2142
http://www.jardinjp.ca

LES PEPINIERES JASMIN LTEE
6305 HENRI-BOURASSA OUEST
ST LAURENT    QC
514-332-2978
http://www.jardinjasmin.com

PEPINIERE R Y LOCAS
3254 BOUL STE ROSE
FABREVILLE LAVAL    QC
450-622-0347
http://www.pepinierelocas.com

CENTRE DE JARDIN BROSSARD
6305 GRANDE ALLEE
BROSSARD    QC
450-443-2299
http://www.centredejardinbrossard.com

PEPINIERE Y YVON AUCLAIR
2125 SIR WILFRID LAURIER
ST BRUNO    QC
450-653-6311
http://www.pepiniereyvonauclair.com

A Birthday in the Miniature Garden

The Goddess statue is a favorite. I painted our Rose Trellis silver to match the furniture. It gives her a nice backdrop

ONTARIO

RIDEAU WOODLAND RAMBLE INC.
PO BOX 348
MERRICKVILLE    ON
613-258-3797
http://www.rideauwoodlandramble.com

MANITOBA

SHELMERDINE GARDEN CENTER LTD
7800 ROBLIN BLVD
WINNIPEG, MB
204-895-7203
http://www.shelmerdine.com

ST MARY’S NURSERY & GARDEN CENTER
2901 ST MARY’S RD
WINNIPEG, MB
204-255-7353
http://stmarysnurseryandgardencentre.ca

SASKATCHEWAN

WILSON`S GREENHOUSE & GARDEN
RR9 STN MAIN
SASKATOON, SK
306-955-9580
http://www.wilsonsgreenhouse.ca

A Birthday in the Miniature Garden

The stacked pots on the table is the preserved reindeer moss. If you keep it in shade, it won’t fade as fast.

ALBERTA

EAGLE LAKE NURSERIES LTD
BOX 2340
STRATHMORE, AB
403-934-3670
http://www.eaglelakenurseries.com

ELLERSLIE PLANT & GARDEN CENTRE
BOX 66015 HERITAGE RPO
EDMONTON, AB
780-988-6623
http://ellersliegift.com

HOLE’S GREENHOUSES & GARDENS
101 RIEL DR
ST ALBERT, AB
780-419-6808
http://www.holesonline.com

Millcreek Nursery Ltd
3103 17TH ST
EDMONTON, AB
780-469-8733
http://www.millcreeknursery.ca

GREENGATE GARDEN CENTRES LTD
14111 MACLEOD TRAIL S
CALGARY, AB
403-256-1212
http://greengate.ca

SALISBURY GREENHOUSE
PO BOX 3093
SHERWOOD PARK, AB
780-467-5743
http://salisburygreenhouse.com

GREEN HAVEN GARDEN CENTRES
BOX 124
LETHBRIDGE, AB
403-327-6172
http://www.greenhavengardensandnursery.com

GREENLAND GARDEN CENTRE
23108 HWY 16 E
SHERWOOD PARK, AB
780-467-7557
http://www.greenlandgarden.com

GA HOME & GARDEN CENTER LTD
620 GODDARD AVE NE
CALGARY, AB
403-274-4286
(Unable to find a website – call before making the trip.)

KIWI NURSERY
27007 TWP. RD. 532
SPRUCE GROVE, AB
780-962-5358
http://www.kiwinurseries.com

GOLDEN ACRES GARDEN CENTRE
1566 GERSHAW DR SW
MEDICINE HAT, AB
403-526-2378
http://www.goldenacre.ca

A Birthday in the Miniature Garden

I found the tiny paper-chain at a miniature show for $10. Yes, I could have made one myself – but it would have taken me a few attempts, a lot of patience and several hours to make it this pretty and perfect!

BRITISH COLUMBIA

ART KNAPPS PLANTLAND
11700 OLD CARIBOO HWY
PRINCE GEORGE, BC
250-963-7676
http://www.artknapps.ca

ART KNAPP GARDEN CENTRES
420 NUNAVUT WAY
KAMPLOOPS, BC
250-828-2111
http://www.artknapps.ca

ART KNAPP PENTICTION
670 DUNCAN AVE W
PENTICTON, BC
250-492-5703
http://www.artknapps.ca

ART KNAPP PORT COQUITLAM
1300 DOMINION AVE
PORT COQUITLAM, BC
604-942-7518
http://www.artknapps.ca

**There is an Art Knapp store at 1401 Hornby St., downtown Vancouver. I would assume there would be some overlap in inventory from their other locations but call first just in case. Vancouver store phone # 604-662-3303

A Birthday in the Miniature Garden

A wee garden makes a great gift – especially for the hard to shop for. They will love a gift from YOU!

BYLANDS NURSERIES LTD
1600 BYLAND RD HWY 97 S
KELOWNA, BC
250-769-4466
http://www.bylands.com

TRIPLE TREE NURSERYLAND
20503 LOUGHEED HWY
MAPLE RIDGE, BC
604-465-6015
http://www.tripletreenurseryland.com

DINTER NURSERY
2205 PHIPPS RD
DUNCAN, BC
250-748-2023
http://www.dinternursery.ca

NICO`S NURSERYLAND
830 28TH ST NE
SALMON ARM, BC
250-804-2004
http://www.nicosnurseryland.com

COLUMBIA VALLEY GREENHOUSE
8195 OLD WANETA RD
TRAIL, BC
250-368-8191
(Unable to find a website – call before making the trip.)

A Birthday in the Miniature Garden

Cobweb Houseleeks are Hens and Chicks with the webbing on them. It’s not a pest – it’s how they grow. The botanical name is Sempervivum arachnoideum – “arachnids” is a latin name for spider.

GEORAMA GROWERS
2870 GEORAMA ROAD
NELSON, BC
250-352-3468
http://www.georamagrowers.com

MINTER GARDENS
10015 YOUNG ST N
CHILLIWACK, BC
604-792-3799
http://www.mintergardens.com

TOP CROP NURSERYLAND
2101 CRANBROOK ST NORTH
CRANBROOK, BC
250-489-4555
(Unable to find a website – call before making the trip.)

ART’S NURSERY
9840 192ND ST
SURREY, BC
604-882-1201
http://www.artsnursery.com

DAVID HUNTER GARDEN CENTERS

15175 – 72ND AVE
SURREY, BC
604-590-2431
http://www.davidhuntergardencenters.com

SUNNYSIDE NURSERYLAND
2300 56TH ST
DELTA, BC
604-943-9712
(Unable to find a website – call before making the trip.)

MAPLE LEAF GARDEN CENTRES
1343 LYNN VALLEY RD
NORTH VANCOUVER, BC
604-922-2613
http://www.mapleleafgardencentre.ca

ELK LAKE GARDEN CENTER
5450 PAT BAY HWY
VICTORIA, BC
250-658-8812
(Unable to find a website – call before making the trip.)

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10 Comments »

  1. crafty23 said

    Janit, I have a question. I have a piece of a terra cotta flower pot. It is about 1/2 ” thick, what do you think would be the best way to cut it? I want to use parts of it for steps in a garden. Thanks for your time and attention.

    ________________________________ From: The Mini Garden Guru – Your Miniature Garden Source To: gwenf4585@bellsouth.net Sent: Fri, May 31, 2013 8:18:01 PM Subject: [New post] Miniature Gardening: Exporting Creative Garden Fun

    Janit Calvo posted: ” Miniature Gardening: Exporting Creative Garden Fun Creative. Garden. Fun. It’s funny that mere words can start the gears turning and get you dreaming and scheming of how to get another miniature garden underway. I bet, if you could find a nice-sized po”

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    • I would get my chisel, sledge hammer and face-shield and go at it. You can hold the smaller pieces in place with the toe of your shoe – your sneakers or closed-toed-shoes, that is. Note that you won’t get even-sized pieces this way, so you may have to go with the flow and work with whatever sizes come out of the chisel session.

      I have used end-cutters on smaller material and ceramics, but 1/2″ is too thick for that kind of trimming – or at least it is for my hands.

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  2. aaron said

    Liking ur birthday one real nice how did U get the mini balloons???

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  4. michele said

    I’m in love with the mini garden in the mini garden. Too cute!

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