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Gift Certificates

Posted by Kathryn Newman on May 7th 2019

Gift Certificates
Share the fun of miniature gardening with Mom!  Gift certificates are available here:  https://miniaturegardenshoppe.com/giftcertificates.php or by clicking the tab at the top of the page.  She can create her own garden, pick out her favorite plants or shop for a few new accessories.  A great gift idea for the mom or grandma who loves to garden!  The garden shown here, in the 9" Round Tin Planter, features a Pilea microphylla 'Variegata' (tree) and the Pixie Bistro
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Happy Easter Everybunny!

Posted by Kathryn Newman on Apr 20th 2019

Happy Easter Everybunny!
Such fun to decorate for the holidays.  Strong colors can be difficult to work with.  They often dominate a scene an make other colors bland in comparison.  I like to balance a bold color with white pieces.  Pure white can be just as strong as the hottest pink or deepest blue.  Gardeners are lucky in that the deep greens and bright chartreuse colors of foliage plants will naturally tame and blend louder colors nearby.  Repeating the subject bold color and adding oth
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Spring Style Special

Posted by Kathryn Newman on Apr 10th 2019

Spring Style Special
Now through the end of April, enjoy 20% off all accessories and furniture at the Miniature Garden Shoppe.  Use coupon code   SpringStyle2019   at checkout with your $30 purchase.  Enhance your miniature garden with a new set of tools, pair of boots, and a magazine.  Or try out a whole new style in you fairy garden with a new Bamboo Furniture set or pretty Victorian Patio Dining Set.  Now is your chance to save!
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Easter Basket Garden

Posted by Kathryn Newman on Apr 5th 2019

Easter Basket Garden
Colorful and inexpensive Easter baskets make great containers for miniature gardens.  Plastic baskets work well, as do wicker baskets.  Be careful when watering, as some dyes used for coloring the wicker can run when wet.  To make the garden, simply line the basket with a piece of plastic (I use a single layer from a black garbage bag) and fill with potting soil.  Next lay out your plants and pieces to find an arrangement you like.  Then plant the plants and water gently
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St. Patrick's Day 2019

Posted by Kathryn Newman on Mar 17th 2019

St. Patrick's Day 2019
It's a bit o' green to help us make it until spring.  A little black metal tub is lined with a plastic bag to hold the potting soil.  A miniature "ivy" climbs over the simple triple arbor - just three flexible wooden stakes with the ends tucked in the soil.  Yellow baby tears grow along the back, with a clump of miniature mondo grass at the opposite end of the arbor.  Bits of gray Spanish moss are nestled along the edge to mask the plastic liner and cover the open soil. 
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