How to Insert Charm into Your Miniature Garden with Authentic Patios and Pathways
We’re bringing charming back to the miniature garden. For us here at Two Green Thumbs Miniature Garden Center, it never really left. Why? Authenticity.
1. the power to delight or attract people
2. a feature or quality that delights or attracts (often used in the plural)
1. to delight or attract people
2. To influence somebody by using powers of attraction
3. to affect somebody or something by, or as if by, the use of a supposed magic spell
But no. It’s simple: scale and authenticity
(Stay with me on this one! ;o)
The key ingredients that you can easily bring to your miniature gardens are realism, proportion and scale. If your accessories are realistic and in-scale with each other, you’ll get the charm.
And something that is not so obvious but is a very valuable element for a charming garden in miniature: the authentic miniature patio.
The addition of a patio or pathway increases the appeal of a true garden in miniature because it helps the viewer to identify the fact that it is a real miniature garden instead of a container full of small plants.
The miniature patio cinches the scale immediately because we know how big the mini patio is supposed to be. After all, we stand on them all the time, right? But it tends to be the last thing we think of when we put a miniature garden together and we end up dumping a bunch of marbles in for a path, include an odd collection of rocks for the patio, or layer-in colored stones that you would never see done in a full-size garden.
Take a look at the following examples of the different sizes of miniature gardens to get an idea of what I mean by paying attention to the patio materials in the following photos:
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Be sure to lock in your design with our Mini Patio Mix Kit. The only solution design specifically for miniature gardeners by a miniature gardener! They come in several different ways too, see them here in our Miniature Garden Kit department. ;o)
We’ve remained authentic too. All our accessories are based in realism and age well in the living miniature garden. See what’s in stock today in our Miniature Garden Center store. We’ve stayed with true with our gardening in miniature because that is where the magic really is.
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