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Gardening in Miniature: Create Your Own Tiny Living World

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Get ready to journey into the huge world of growing small!

The next garden trend combines the joy of gardening with the magic of miniatures. Gardening in Miniatureis a complete guide to creating lush, living, small-scale gardens. It has everything you need to pick up this new hobby, including scaled down garden designs, techniques for creating tiny hardscapes, miniature garden care and maintenance, tips on choosing containers, how to buy the right plants, and where to find ...

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Overview

Get ready to journey into the huge world of growing small!

The next garden trend combines the joy of gardening with the magic of miniatures. Gardening in Miniatureis a complete guide to creating lush, living, small-scale gardens. It has everything you need to pick up this new hobby, including scaled down garden designs, techniques for creating tiny hardscapes, miniature garden care and maintenance, tips on choosing containers, how to buy the right plants, and where to find life-like accessories. Inspiring step-by-step projects feature basic skills that can be recreated in any number of designs, like a tiny patio, a trellis, a pond, and a secret garden.

Whether you want to build a miniature empire in your garden bed or design a private garden with a pebble patio for an indoor centerpiece,Gardening in Miniatureis the primer for creating your own tiny, living world

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Gardens don't have to be sprawling labyrinths of greenery. In fact, small-scale flower and plant gardens, whether they are indoors or outdoors, can be sources of great pleasure. In this festive pictorial, award-winning miniature gardener Janit Calvo intertwines talents with Portland Monthly gardening columnist and photographer Kate Baldwin. Carefully laid plans to create your own tiny garden; editor's recommendation.

Publishers Weekly
Small hands, attention to detail, and imagination facilitate gardening in miniature. Calvo offers additional tools necessary for creating happy worlds that grow on a small scale. At first glance the book might appear to cover only fairy gardens and their attendant accoutrements: little fences, fairy statues, and hidden walkways. Upon close examination, however, the reader quickly discovers a more comprehensive intention: Calvo addresses appropriate horticultural requirements for this fascinating sophisticated approach to container gardening. By means of charts and colorful (and zoomed in) photographs, the book outlines in well-organized ways growing techniques, plant choices, soil requirements, and workable planting combinations for the small-scale gardener. Container / miniature gardening is a magical option for the gardener with limited yard space. This book will position well anyone who wants to begin creating a little world filled with happy growing things. (June 19)
Birds and Blooms Editors
"After reading this book, I came away even more inspired to create my own miniature garden. Beautiful examples of tiny gardens along with easy to follow directions in regards to what type of containers to choose, the best plants to use, types of rock, soil and types of tiny furniture of figurines to add are all included in this helpful book."
BookPage
"After reading this book, I came away even more inspired to create my own miniature garden. Beautiful examples of tiny gardens along with easy to follow directions in regards to what type of containers to choose, the best plants to use, types of rock, soil and types of tiny furniture of figurines to add are all included in this helpful book."
Philadelphia Inquirer
"With infectious cunning, the author lays out how we might invent Lilliputian versions of our own lives so that we might imagine inhabiting this or that little Eden of our own devising, lovely and perfect little places where all the things we love best in the world could be bound—perhaps even literally—in a nutshell."
Country Living
"A pleasant escape that allows [one] to not just imagine a carefree and fanciful world, but also to build and experience it, too."
Booklist
"Adorable"
From the Publisher
“Container/miniature gardening is a magical option for the gardener with limited yard space. This book will position well anyone who wants to begin creating a little world filled with happy growing things.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604693720
  • Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/18/2013
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 120,527
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 8.13 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Janit Calvo is an artist, miniaturist, gardener, and entrepreneur.  Janit resides with her husband in a full-size house and garden in Seattle, Washington. Inspired by her first miniature garden’s long life and easy maintenance, Janit started Two Green Thumbs Miniature Garden Center in 2001. She has won many garden and miniature show awards, and her gardens have appeared in the Seattle Times, Dig Magazine, and Dollhouse Miniature Magazine.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2014

    Highly Recommended

    I found this book to be very informative. Janit Calvo gives lots of helpful tips and also gives reasons why this or that would work. I found I didn't want to put it down. I can't wait to use my new learning in my new outside miniature garden.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2014

    It is o.k.

    A lot of pictures, but not as many good or new ideas as I had hoped

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