I planted this miniature garden back in 2015 especially for the Mother’s Day chapter for my second book, Gardening in Miniature Prop Shop book. You can see how well the plants do over the years from the photos below. The tree is a true miniature Canada Hemlock, the Abbott’s Pygmy. The green florets in the garden bed are Dwarf London Pride.
Updating Mother’s Day in the Miniature Garden
Come with us for a visit to our Mother’s Day miniature garden that was made just for the Gardening in Miniature Prop Shop book for the Mother’s Day chapter in 2015. The Canada Hemlock tree is about 12 years old now, and looking as elegant as ever!
The two Mother’s Day projects are Miniature Flower Arranging and a Hanging Flower Vase. If you want to get even more enjoyment out of your miniature gardening – all year ’round – check out the Prop Shop book. It’ll have you dreaming bigger and digging deeper into the world’s best hobby.
One of the two projects from the Mother’s Day chapter from the Prop Shop book is Miniature Flower Arranging. It’s a fun way to appreciate nature’s details while you’re hanging out with your miniature garden.
The second project is the Hanging Flower Vase. A fun project with polymer clay that can open up your creativity to do more and more….
This is the original photo from the Prop Shop book taken by photographer, Kate Baldwin, in 2015. You can see there hasn’t been a lot of change in the tree, the Abbott’s Pygmy Canada Hemlock grows only on inch per year. The bedding plant is Dwarf London Pride, that is now taking over the garden bed but it’s easy enough to pinch or trim back.
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I swapped out some of the accessories this year to give the garden a fresh look for Mother’s Day. I used the same flowers as I did in the photos above.
This selection of miniature flowers was taken from my own miniature and full-sized gardens. The flowers used in this blog are completely different than the list in the Prop Shop book, save for 3 of them. :O)
As with many of the projects in the Gardening in Miniature Prop Shop book, once you learn the techniques and get the insight, you will be able to expand on any of the projects and make them your very own. It’s not a “one-and-done” book by any means!
The vase shown in the garden above is the same one in the lower-left corner. Adding bead and baubles to your hanging vases adds more to play with for you – and more interest and twinkle for the viewer!
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