Books in Print

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Gardening in Miniature: Create Your Own Tiny Living World

A bestseller for Amazon and the publisher, Timber Press! Gardening in Miniature is the bible for the hobby. It’s a great place for beginners to start AND it’s a great way for the experienced gardener or miniaturist to jump into this great new hobby. Includes 8 different step-by-step projects to get your creative juices flowing.

Gardening in Miniature Prop Shop:
Handmade Accessories for Your Tiny Living World

COMING SOON! A book chock-a-block FULL of miniature garden projects created for the living miniature garden. 37 step-by-step projects walk you through each step while teaching you skills that you can apply to your own mini-making. Release Date: June 2017.

eBooks – Digital Publications

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How to Create a
Living Miniature Garden

Exclusively from the expert miniature gardener and author of the bestselling Gardening in Miniature book, Janit Calvo.

This update has combined our printed booklet, our old PDF, and information previously published through our newsletter, to give you a solid introduction into this wonderful new hobby. The information is different than what’s in the Gardening in Miniature book too.

These instructions include information on:

– Creating long lasting gardens in containers or in the garden bed
– What kind of plants to use
– About soil and fertilizers
– Miniature garden design ideas

– Lists of starting points
– Miniature plants and trees that work
– About the sizes and scales

– How to make different kinds of patios and pathways that can last for years
– Care and maintenance tips

– 32 pages!
– Full color photos throughout
– Table of Contents
– Index of Resources

These instructions can be easily adapted for fairy gardens, terrariums and dish gardens of any size by changing the plants, containers and accessories used.

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Sophisticated Fairy Gardening: Advanced Techniques, Ideas and Imaginings

~ An Addendum to Gardening in Miniature: How to Create Your Own Tiny Living World ~

FINALLY! It’s here! The first installment in our fairy garden series. This has been several years in the thinking and making. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed getting out here for you to see. Happy Fairy Gardening! – Janit

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The Introduction

Fairy gardening has captivated the imagination of gardeners throughout the countryside as people are cleaning out old wheelbarrows and clearing forgotten beds in the garden to make way for these tiny magical people. Some blame the grandkids to help explain their passion to outsiders, others are more than eager in sharing anything fairy and can’t seem to get enough. The mere mention of the word fairy instantly sends the mind spiraling into a fantasy world filled with plants, pretty wings and sparkles in the air. It’s such a creative idea too, ripe with magic and bursting with inventiveness and originality.

The fairy presence is interwoven throughout our history and reaches back for centuries in almost every culture. Some regard them as angels that have come from heaven to help us. Others don’t think about them as mystical beings until we get in the garden or take a walk in the forest but, aren’t they always there? Have you ever been out alone in a forest or field and felt the presence of something? Have you ever caught something out of the corner of your eye only to turn to look and it was gone?

Welcome to a romp in the fairy garden as we add a touch of the fae to our miniature garden expertise to bring you a honest and candid view of how to make a believable and realistic fairy garden. It won’t be “if you build it, they will come” sort of thing though because… Wait. Did you hear that little sound just now? It could be your fairy, they are already here and waiting for you.

  • 63 MB
  • 85 pages
  • 14,000 words
  • 120 photos

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Recent feedback from our Miniature Garden Society members:

“I have been enjoying reading it. Thanks for all the good information.” – Barb

“Janit – absolutely love the download. Thank you!” – Maria

“Got it and I love it!!!!” – Dori

“The photos are awesome, do more ebooks!” – Laura