Indoor and Outdoor Container Ideas for Miniature Gardening
We’ve corralled all the blogs about the containers that we use for miniature gardening all in one place this week. There are so many different ways to garden in miniature, and so many different containers to use in the marketplace, this summary will help guide you in choosing the right container for your next miniature garden. But before you start, decide where the miniature garden will live when it’s done, and then you can narrow down your size, color, shape and material.
About investing in the right container.
A miniature garden can stay together for years, choose a container that you will want to live with – for years.
Miniature Gardening in Recycled Containers, Part I
Planting in suitcases, drawers, wheelbarrows, metal water cans, anything metal, wood crates and trugs
Miniature Gardening in Recycled Containers, Part II
Planting in shoes, boots, broken pots, pumpkins, teacups, bowls and dishes.
How to plant a miniature garden in a big pot, part I
Tips and info on how to plant in deep pots.
How to plant a miniature garden in a big pot, part II
What to do before you begin. About water control plus tips for moving large containers.
Keep gardening this winter with indoor miniature gardens.
About indoor miniature gardens, dish gardens, open terrariums. How to make a mini scene with a “full-size” houseplant pot.
How to winterize your miniature garden containers
Tips on how to protect your outdoor containers through the winter.
Your local, independent garden center will have the best selection for all your container garden ideas. Follow their recommendation for durability and overwintering. Avoid the big-box garden departments for your pot-shopping, their staff is usually inexperienced with what works over time.
In our new book, Gardening in Miniature: Create Your Own Tiny Living World, we explore the different kinds of pots, where they are most useful, and how the pot can help get your theme across to the viewer. The book is quickly becoming the bible for miniature gardening if you haven’t got your copy yet. Here’s a link to read the customer reviews and editorial reviews on Amazon.com.
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