Gardening in Miniature

Janit Calvo
Item #86003

Create your own tiny living world for your garden railway. Start by envisioning your railway scene, and then use Gardening in Miniature to bring it to life using the right plants for the right place.
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Gardening in Miniature is a complete guide to creating lush, living, small-scale gardens. It includes 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.

Essential 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. You’ll get comfortable with tools and materials and learn simple maintenance for rewarding results.

Originally Published: 2013
Published by Timber Press, Inc.

Author: Janit Calvo
Size: 8 x 7.5
Pages: 256
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

An Introduction: Good things come in small gardens
Miniature Worlds 101: Do a little gardening
Scaled Design Basics: Shrinking the garden rules
Patios and Pathways: Walking the miniature talk
Plants for the Miniature Garden: It’s a small world
Garden Care: It needs you, you need it
Miniature Garden Accessories: Personality plus
Miniature Garden Projects: Let’s make some magic
Miniature Garden Maintenance: Your fork as a rake

Additional Reading
Metric Conversions
Photo Credits
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