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Creating Unique, Miniature Gardens

School’s out and the kids are bored. If you are looking for a fun activity for your little ones (or maybe for yourself), look no further. You can create unique miniature plantings with containers you already have…so dust off those old tin boxes, glass bottles, or whatever else you have on hand and get inspired. Here are a few tips to get you started:

  • If your container does not have drainage holes and you cannot drill a hole, add a layer of gravel and charcoal for drainage.
  • If you are considering creating a closed terrarium, stray away from succulents and cacti as they prefer more air flow.
  • We offer a wide selection of mini plants from ferns to cacti. Choose plants that “get along” with each other (succulents and ferns do not make the best partners). We can help you find plants that pair well.
  • If you prefer not to add potting soil directly to your container of choice, you can leave your plants in their plastic pots, set them inside your container, and add moss to hide the plastic pot.
  • If your container is metal, add a layer of foil or plastic before you add soil to help prevent rust.

Once you have chosen your plants, the possibilities are endless. Arrange them however you like in your container and then dress it up. You can add moss, rocks and shells from your trips to the beach, fairy figurines, or whatever sparks your imagination. Next thing you know, you will be scouring your home or the thrift stores for your next unique miniature garden containers. Happy mini gardening!