The Gardening in Miniature Prop Shop

Janit Calvo
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Create your own tiny living world for your garden railway. Get step-by-step instructions for creating 37 accessories to bring your railway garden to life.

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Organized by playful themes—including gardens around the world, holidays, and fantasy gardens—The Gardening in Miniature Prop Shop is a fun-filled guide to creating one-of-a-kind gardens and the accessories that make them shine.

Thirty-seven projects are included with fully illustrated, step-by-step instructions. Learn how to create aging Adirondacks, an ancient brick patio, a Zen sand garden, a holiday snowman, and much more. The Gardening in Miniature Prop Shop is for anyone enchanted by the whimsy of creating a tiny world.

Originally Published: 2017
Published by Timber Press, Inc.
Author: Janit Calvo
Size: 8 x 9
Pages: 248
Author Bio
Janit Calvo is an artist, miniaturist, gardener, author, photographer, and entrepreneur. She gardens with her husband in Seattle, Washington, and is surrounded by her award-winning miniature worlds of all shapes and sizes among her full-size gardens. Pioneer of the miniature garden hobby and the founder of Two Green Thumbs Miniature Garden Center and the Miniature Garden Society, Calvo graduated with honors from the Ontario College of Art and Design. She has won awards at the Seattle Miniature Show and the Soriculture Garden Art Show.
Table of Contents
Getting Started
Creating a Miniature Garden Workshop
Tools, Materials, and Techniques

World Tour
Great Britain

Make it Special
A Little Birthday Wish
An Enchanting Garden Wedding
Mother’s Day
Independently Yours
A Haunted Halloween
Have a Merry Little Christmas

Miniature Imaginings
Fairy Haven
Gnome Garden
Deserted Island Survival
Colonizing Outer Space
Under the Sea

Beyond the Miniature Garden
Wardian Case: A Miniature Atrium
Broken-Pot Gardening
Cachepots and Vases: Fast and Fun Miniature Gardening
Guerrilla Gardening

Miniature Scales
Metric Conversions
Recommended Reading
Shopping Resources
Photography Credits
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