Gardening in Miniature at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show
It is our Two Green Thumbs’ 10th anniversary display at the country’s best garden show, the Northwest Flower and Garden Show this year! We decided to give you a better peek into what we do, so we modeled the display after our studio and it contains as many miniature gardens as we could logically fit in – we actually had to bring some back home! Lol! Miniature gardens of all ages, shapes and sizes demonstrate the many things you can do with this idea – and they all start with “fun.”
I’ll be in the Hood Room on Sunday at 10:45 am with a slide-show and talk about ideal miniature garden plants and how to get started in the hobby. See you there!
You can find all the plants, parts and pieces at www.TwoGreenThumbs.com
We have indoor, outdoor, 10 year old miniature garden trees and new trees less than 3 years old.
The inside of the studio – not entirely unlike our studio at home – but a lot tidier. ;o)
Miniature gardening is an amalgamation of several different hobbies, craft and art forms. The many variables can keep a crafty gardener entertained for years.
The shelves in our “real” studio tend to develop into a collection of miniatures, raw materials, samples and local artwork too. That mosaic pot in the center is by a friend from our Fremont Market days, over 10 years ago.
Steve made the ceramic camper. That dinosaur was a toy that I rusted. I found the clothespin-chair at a thrift-shop and superman reminds me to be strong every day.
Lil’ Valentine’s Day garden has a tiny Jean’s Dilly Dwarf Spruce and a Tsukomo hinoki cypress on the left. That’s a Butter Ball hinoki cypress with lacy foliage in the 2″ pot in front-right.
Tiny gardens all lined up on the shelf. This size is perfect for cheering somebody up, or just for a laugh. They make great hostess and thank you gifts too.
Baby date palms are great tropical trees in miniature – they take awhile to grow up so we have a few years to enjoy them in the miniature garden while they do.
An Emerald Green Hebe on the left beside the sculpture, a Majestic Japanese Holly tree on the right with Dwarf Mondo Grass in front of it.
A tiny Nana Lutea hinoki cypress keeps the deciduous Golden Torch Barberry company while it begins to bud – one the prettiest time of year for barberries.
What to do with your overgrown miniature garden? Go with it! This little tree-hut is made from a block of wood attached to stilts to look like a secret getaway.
12th Man Represents!! We are very proud of our Seattle Seahawks. They were the laughing stock of the NFL after the draft-picks they chose last year – no one thought they could win the Super Bowl Championship – but they did with hard work, faith and focus. Go Hawks!
Jervis Canada hemlock grows slowly from a shrub to a grand miniature garden tree – just plant it in the right place, water it regularly, and trim off some of the foliage and bottom branches.
Jean Iseli Dwarf Hinoki does the same: it grows from a darling little shrub to a substantial miniature garden tree with very little effort.
An older date palm on the left makes a great match for a Norfolk Island pine behind it on the right and a Haworthia in front of it beside the ramp. Can you feel that tropical island breeze?
Another Jervis Canada Hemlock that has grown into a perfect miniature garden tree.
See this display on the skybridge at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show at the Seattle Convention Center – it’s on until February 8th. See you there!
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