Preparing for Winter in the Miniature Garden

Miniature Garden for Eastern Washington

This miniature garden went to Grandview, Washington this week. The clients wanted a garden for part shade, hardy, asymmetrical and with a pond. They loved it!

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Preparing for Winter in the Miniature Garden

The most powerful miniature garden images come from gardens that have been growing and weaving together for years. A lot of miniature gardens that you see don’t adhere to the main garden principle: right plant, right place, and are often treated as temporary arrangements that will outgrow or die within the season.

If you have been disappointed in the results of your miniature gardens, there are easy ways to hone your skills so you can experience a successful and happy mini garden that can last for years. But first, you may want to spend a bit of time deciding where to grow your garden, then choose right plants to suit that area. Here’s a link to our 101 Series for you to browse through, refresh your memory and see what tips and techniques you can add to your arsenal.

Miniature Garden

The pot was about 24″ in diameter and a lovely bowl-shape. I cut the miniature brick sheets with kitchen scissors and pieced it together before locking it in with our Mini Patio Mix – invented by miniature gardeners and exclusively available from our online store here.

Working with the Seasons

One of the main questions is winter care, and this goes hand-in-hand with “right plant, right place.” Either you are planting a garden with cold-hardy plants that can stay outside all winter long OR you are using tender plants that can survive the indoor winter climate that you can move outside next summer. Only in the more temperate areas of the country can you leave your tender plants outside for the winter months.

Here is a mini-directory of previous blog posts to help you get the right information you need in order to grow a successful miniature garden.

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Miniature Garden Landscape Tip

Don’t forget, the simplest garden ideas work in miniature too. Anchor the back of the garden with a boulder or two and let the ground cover grow around it.

Winterizing Your Miniature or Fairy Gardens
About getting your in-ground gardens ready for the winter.

Keep Gardening This Winter with Indoor Miniature Gardens
Includes dish gardening and terrarium information.

For the Love of Conifers: The Winter’s Blush
Dwarf and mini conifers change with the seasons too.

Winterizing Your Miniature Garden And Containers
A few tips on winterizing your containers from central Ontario – the land of icy tundra!


Like this? Then you will love our Mini Garden Gazette. It’s still free and we publish once a month. Here’s the link to join us, you’ll get a couple of emails at the very beginning, then you’re on the monthly cycle.

Miniature Garden Landscape Tip

Add a cute detail for the viewer to find when they get closer to the garden – then watch for the smiles and chuckles.





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