Halloween in the Miniature Garden
It’s just a little scary out there! It must time for ghosts, goblins and pumpkin soufflé!
So, in keeping with the season and our series, “A Year in the Miniature Garden,” here is your Halloween Miniature Garden in the same pot as the other themes. (And yes, we missed August. Doh! Don’t ask how I did that because I don’t know.)
We played around with two different scenes this year. We couldn’t resist placing one of our new dogs eyeing the bones on the table in the first set-up. It triggers the start of a story in the viewer’s head – will the dog get the bone? What’s stopping him? Leave the questions unanswered for the best most smiles – it makes a great conversation piece too.
Where to find it:
The orange patio set is up in the Etsy store – one of a kind.
The pumpkins are from our regular online store.
We are currently sold out of these particular plants used in this garden, but there are more options up in the store here.
The second garden story is created by smaller details, like the cat hissing and the pumpkins scattered around. Why is the pumpkin on the chair? Something really scary might have happened – or not – perhaps just innocent play… perhaps we will never, ever know…. Mwha-ha-ha-ha!! ;o)
Okay, this part IS scary! Our Compressa Juniper is complaining here. The foliage has died away from the one area on the bottom, left side. We did have a long hot summer here in Seattle, our focus was the taking care of the nursery and our other gardens and plants did get a bit stressed out. So, we make a list of reasons why this may have happened, we adjust and keep our eye on it so it doesn’t get worse. Here are the possible reasons:
- It may not have received enough water.
- Or maybe too much water.
- It could be root-bound because it is planted with a bunch of other trees and has been in this pot of a couple of years.
- This particular tree may need a deeper pot as it gets older.
We’ll keep an eye on this miniature garden and will baby it a bit. If the foliage keeps dying off, we’ll pull it out before it gets past the point of no return and plant it up in a separate pot. Hopefully, for this purpose, it’ll last until the end of this year so we can at least finish of our Year in the Miniature Garden Series!
The rest of the series to date:
A Birthday in the Miniature Garden (with links to Canadian plant resources)
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