Bring out your creative side and live out your fantasies through miniature gardening. Miniature gardening surely captures the child in you by its beautiful landscape and the fantasy it creates by looking at it. It can also be a beautiful indoor garden that your visitors will surely envy.
Looking at these mini gardens, I just can’t help but begin to imagine on making one of my own. It is like creating an imaginary world that you could hold in your hand. Miniature gardening can also be a project that you could enjoy with your kids. I bet your girl is so excited creating her miniature garden of her dreams.
Steps on Making Your Own Miniature Garden
Creating your own miniature garden is not as hard as you think it is. In fact, all it takes is your creativity, imagination and resourcefulness. Creativity and imagination is needed in designing your miniature garden. On the other hand, your resourcefulness is need in looking for materials needed in your garden.
Step 1: Decide on your Theme
It can be a fairy garden, rustic garden, prayer garden, or your dream your choices are endless. By selecting the theme, you will have a vision of what your garden will look like. This will serve as your guide on what materials needed in your garden as well as the size of your container needed for the design. Planning will surely make your garden more arrange and less cluttered.
Step 2: Choose your container
Choosing the right container is very vital in this project. Your container must be wide for you to have room for designing your garden. It can be made of wood, plastic, a recycled ice cream box or drawers as long as it has the good size for you to design then it is perfect.
Step 3: Prepare your Ground
Your ground serves as the base of your design. Like any other gardening projects, your soil is very vital in growing your plants for it is where they get their nutrients. Be sure to poke holes in your container for drainage. Cover the bottom of your container with pebbles or broken pots to allow better drainage. Then, you can now fill your container with potting mix.
Step 4: Choose Your Plants
Your plants will add beauty to your garden. Choose the plants that remains small and will blend in your theme. Herbs and succulents are the common choices on selecting plant for they remain small and its fragrance. If you don’t have any idea on these miniature plants, you could always ask some guidance on your garden store staff. They will surely give so a good advise on which plants to pick. Be sure to consider your planned location for your garden for there are plants for indoors and outdoors. When planting begin with the largest to the small ones. Be sure to leave spaces for pathways and other accessories your would like to add in your garden.
Step 5: Accessorize
After planting, you can now add your accessories. You can your twigs for fences, corks as chairs, foils as ponds or mirrors and your kids toys. Just use your imagination to recreate things into something needed in your designs. There are also accessories available in the garden store near you like miniature houses, garden sheds, garden tools and many more. So go ahead and create one! After putting all the accessories, put shells of gravel to exposed potting soil to prevent erosion then water your miniature garden thoroughly. Then place it one your chosen location for the garden.
Step 6: Maintenance
Be sure to maintain your garden by pruning and fertilizing it every month. Water your plants only when the potting mix looks dry.
Gardening is surely more fun and artistic with miniature gardening. It will not only please your eyes, it will also give your creative mind a test. So create your own miniature garden and bond with your kids through it.