An Introduction to Miniature GardeningBy Annmarie Bailey (1AnjL) on April 7, 2010
|Are you an avid gardener who has run out of space to garden, or maybe you live in an apartment with a small cement patio? Miniature gardening is a fun hobby that everyone can enjoy regardless of your yard size. You may chose to create a mini garden that is whimsical complete with fairies and gnomes, maybe you prefer a mini garden with patio table, chairs and a pond, or a grand replication of the formal gardens of Buckingham Palace. No matter what type of mini garden you create, you will need to gather some basic information in order to select appropriate plants that will thrive in your miniature garden.|
There is a TEST??!! Yes, But not a difficult one! You will want to test your soil. You can purchase a soil testing kit at most hardware stores and they are relatively easy to use. Of Course if you are using potting mix in a container garden, there is no need to test it. Once you find out the soil type you will also need to determine how much water your area will receive and how often you are willing to water. If your mini garden is planned for a bed with water runoff from a downspout you will need to select plants that do well in a consistently moist area. Automatic water sprinklers should also be taken into consideration, as well as overhead hanging plants that will drip into your mini garden area. Take a good look at your soil conditions, is the soil soggy, moist, damp, dry? You will also need to determine which USDA Zone you are in. You can check your zone at USDA Zone Maps
Now the REAL fun begins! All of the above will factor into what plants will best suit your needs. Once you have gathered all the necessary information, check our Minitaure Plants Database to select the plants for your garden.
Watch for more articles on miniature gardening and plant selection coming soon!
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|I live in Northern CA with my husband and children. I enjoy gardening on miniature and grand scales, crafts, woodworking, art, animals, spending quality time with my children and making my grandson giggle.|
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