Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Miniature Gardening

 The desire to create a miniature world  is why we have dollhouses, train sets, collections of tiny objects.    
So tiny garden worlds, Fairy gardens are making a trend.
Deciding on what kind of vessel or where to build this and what plants to use seem to be secondary to the tiny stuff, like tiny patio furniture, trellises, garden tools, and little castles or huts for the fairies to live in.
Do you want to create and setup on the ground in the very front corner of the perennial bed, only to realize you may have to weed and cleanup the area regularly.
Perhaps build a box, brightly paint it & setup on an old side table, add about 4 -5 inches of potting soil… The fact that the entire set up is about waist high can make the process of designing and planting much easier. 
Decorate with at least three plants with very tiny leaves: example a thyme with a reddish cast, a coleus and Irish moss which has tiny white flowers for about three weeks.
Adding things like fairies, a solar something and make a beach stone walkway (made from tiny pebbles ), adding a cute little wrought iron bistro set, even a little bridge, a trellis, an acorn mailbox,   tiny terra cotta pots, and maybe wind chime.
To save money, repurpose items you find in the house or inexpensive items from the toy or gardening aisles, especially remember to check at your dollar stores.
Your little garden will always bring a smile;  Children, especially little girls, are enchanted with the idea but know you can adapt for boys by adding a small dinosaur and some Hot Wheels to the mix.
Fairy Gardening is just an off shoot of dish gardens and terrariums. In fact I see the fairy garden trend morphing into terrariums as large as 300 gallon aquariums.

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Monday, July 07, 2014

Kid's Gardening Classes

 Now that summer is finally here, it is time to find things to do with the kids! We are just starting kids gardening classes! Let us introduce your child to the love of gardening! Classes are one hour long and include all supplies. Each child will go home with their very own Miniature Garden. They will have assorted plants, and miniature decorations to choose from. Classes are open to kids from 4 - 15 years old! The cost is only $28.50 plus tax! This includes all supplies as well. If you want to bring along a few kids, we are offering a 10% discount when registering more than 1 child. If you are interested in a birthday party and have 8 kids minimum we can book your own separate time!! Call to register at (204)488-5042, or email If you are interested in a birthday party please call or email Tammy. We will be having the classes on Tuesday afternoons at 1:00 and Thursdays at 530 till July 25th. August schedule will be set later this month. Check out the picture below it is a sample of what your child can create at this class! We look forward to gardening with your child this summer!!
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