Miniature Gardens: The All Time Most Thoughtful and Incredibly Creative Gift of All Time!

A series of miniature garden thank-you gifts
A series of miniature garden thank-you gifts that were given out over the holidays were a huge hit with the clients.

~ Stardate Christmastime, 2010:

“The All Time Most Thoughtful and Incredibly Creative Gift of All Time!” Those are the words taken from straight from the thank you card.

I made a series of miniature gardens for my dog-walker friend, Janice, for thank you gifts for her clients. Not only did Janice keep one for herself, she is really, really worried about what to do next year for her client gifts…

…Because this year turned into a wildly successful season with the miniature gardens she handed out! The clients were amazed and impressed by the thoughtfulness of these unique gifts, which, I might add, can’t be bought – they must be made.

(And I’m serious. It’s up to me to find her client’s gifts for next year!)

A thank you note for a miniature garden gift.
Miniature Gardens are the “all time most thoughtful and incredibly creative gifts of all time.”

This thank card was written by one of her favorite clients, a powerhouse couple here in Seattle. The woman owns a number of highly successful businesses while her husband is one of the top scientists in the nation. With a track record like that, you would think they would be hard to impress.

But they never saw a miniature garden before.

And all of them were personalized with miniature versions of their dogs, doghouses, dogbowls, leashes and mini rawhide bones. I have to admit they were gosh-darn cute!

And now Janice’s clients love her even more.

Miniature Garden with Doghouse.
Who let the dog out? The cute bar has just been raised with this mini garden a la Rover! Checkout the mini rawhide – it’s made from a rubber band and tied at both ends.

YOU can amaze and impress your family and friends with a miniature garden too! With a little thought you can really personalize the mini world and get into their hearts like Janice did. It really is too much fun to not only give them OR to get one – but to make them too!

Because it gives you a chance to practice your hobby, sift through your ideas and shine the light on your talent and your ingenuity!

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9 thoughts on “Miniature Gardens: The All Time Most Thoughtful and Incredibly Creative Gift of All Time!

  1. How much fun are those??!! I love them! Where did you find so many pots? Are they weather (cold & freeze) resistant? Here in Warner Robins,GA I can’t find a good source for pots like those. I was able to find them in Germany when I lived there, but for some reason they aren’t widely available here. Good job Janit!

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    1. Thank you Sandra! They were fun to make too. Seattle has some great pottery companies – it must be because of the port system here. I’m going back for more of the small, 4″ square ones. And so far they are freezeproof and we’ve had a few freezes this year to test them. The bigger ones are definitely freezeproof. The small ones wouldn’t cost much to ship – are those the ones you’re looking at? – J.

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    2. Thank you Sandra! They were fun to make too. Seattle has some great pottery companies – it must be because of the port system here. I’m going back for more of the small, 4″ square ones. And so far they are freezeproof and we’ve had a few freezes this year to test them. The bigger ones are definitely freezeproof. The small ones wouldn’t cost much to ship – are those the ones you’re looking at? – J.

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  2. personalgardencoach 13/01/2011 — 9:41 pm

    You earned it Janit- great work!

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