15 Awesome Reasons to Celebrate Miniature Gardening
Two Green Thumbs Miniature Garden Center is celebrating 15 years in business this month! Here are just a few reasons to celebrate the biggest garden niche that has come along in years:
#1. Miniature gardens make people laugh and smile.
Go ahead and try it. Show someone a miniature garden and watch the smiles and giggles. Make sure you put something tucked in the back of the garden to reward the viewer for looking. Like a bunny under a bush or quiet little vignette with a bench.
#2. Miniature gardens are portable; you can take it with you.
A miniature garden is a real garden, complete with a garden bed full of trees, bushes, flowers and wee patio – and you can take it with you. Whether your renting your home or apartment, traveling in an RV or just not quite settled-down yet, you can still have a full garden. Garden clean up is a snap and you can still brag about working in your garden at the office on Monday morning.
#3. Miniature gardens are personal; create your own tiny living world just how you like it.
Miniature gardening can be as big as you like, or as small as you need. You can make it your dream garden or your scheme garden and use it to plan a full-size garden. Inject just about any theme into it and make it as fantastical as you like.
#4. Miniature gardens are season-less.
You can build a miniature garden in a container anywhere you like. You can plant container gardens at anytime of year. Make a tiny mess creating on your kitchen table or make a bigger garden out on your deck. (You can plant in-ground anytime the ground is not frozen or the soil is not soaking wet.)
#5. Miniature gardens are grounding and good for the soul.
Studies have shown that playing with nature and having plants around lowers stress and is centering. Spending a few minutes in your miniature garden after a stressful day can reset your attitude. You can’t be in a bad mood when you are miniature gardening, it’s impossible. Get your fork out, do some raking and enjoy your personal time with yourself.
#6. Miniature gardens are very fun to make.
Creating your little garden is very fun from the get-go: from the very first time you see a garden in miniature, throughout the dreaming and planning process, hunting and seeking out the right plants, materials and accessories to use, to the completion of the garden itself – it’s just Fun with a capital “F.”
#7. Miniature gardening is very fun to share.
You can create a very fun and memorable afternoon miniature gardening with friends and/or family. It build connections and give you a common topic to share and explore together.
#8. Miniature gardens can be very enchanting.
It’s not hard to make an enchanting miniature garden and once you hit that level of charm, you’ll realize why you love it so. Using true dwarf and miniature plants, realistic accessories and building materials are the secret to achieving a scene in miniature that is often regarded as “simply divine.”
Using the golden garden rule, “Right plant, right place,” will get you off to a terrific start for a low maintenance garden in miniature. By choosing trees and plants that do well in your environment will create a very easy miniature garden to maintain.
#10. Miniature gardening is versatile, can be indoors or outdoors.
There is always room for a miniature garden!
#11. Miniature gardens are accessible to everyone.
Anyone can build a miniature garden. Anyone.
#12. Miniature gardens have long legs.
You can easily go deeper into any aspect of the gardening in miniature hobby. It overlaps several other hobbies, and we draw the best aspects of them into our miniature gardening. We enjoy miniature making without the expense or room it takes for a dollhouse. Our trees naturally grow into beautiful bonsai subjects without the root pruning and high maintenance.
#13. Miniature gardening doesn’t have to cost a lot of money.
We can enjoy the love of gardening without breaking our backs or our bank.
#14. Miniature gardening builds self esteem.
Hobbies give you something else to think about. If any part of your life isn’t going as planned and you’re feeling down, building a miniature garden can help build yourself back up. Distracting the mind with something creative can lead to a different way to problem solve – you let you subconscious work on the problem while you have fun gardening in miniature!
#15. Miniature gardening can give you a sense of achievement
Miniature gardens in containers can be built within an afternoon and give you the satisfaction of a job completed.
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