Welcome to Our Big Little Corner of the Internet

 We are Janit & Steve

We both loved miniatures and gardening since we were kids, so it was just a matter of time before we put the two together in our walk-out flat in downtown Seattle, in 1998.

What started as an idea for a greeting card line while I was waiting for my green card, ended up starting a new, worldwide hobby by combining two of the biggest hobbies, gardening and miniatures, together into one very fun pastime.

So far, we’ve lived to tell the tale… so far. Not many vacation photos to share and we’ve learned a TON about building business and growing a hobby, but hey, we’re still going!


 We live in a full-sized house in south Seattle with our girl, Kitty, a rescue from Kauai. Or, she rescued us, rather.

We’re surrounded by our full-sized gardens as well as, ahem, just a few miniature gardens…:o) Yes, we love the garden!

Steve is a native of Seattle, born and raised right here in the Great Northwest. Janit is a transplant from Toronto, Ontario who is still wondering how in the world she got here. 

But, wait. There’s more:

About Our Work & Our Websites:

We brought the hobby to the marketplace.

Starting in 2001, after doing street markets for a few years, we finally opened our online store:
TwoGreenThumbs.com in 2004.

  • We specialize in TRUE miniature garden trees and plants


  • We also specialize in what works in authentic garden miniatures that last, can be reused or rejuvenated


  • We’ve been actively serving, teaching, writing, sharing and promoting the hobby, since 2001


  • We’re miniature gardeners too – we’re actually obsessed with this hobby!


  • We’re the BEST plant shippers in the US. We actually guarantee plants during shipment, we are that good!


  • Visit our Two Green Thumbs store – we SHIP plants and miniatures safely all year from our studio in Seattle, Wa.

Visit TwoGreenThumbs.com to see what is in the store for your Miniature Garden today!

  • Miniature & Dwarf Trees
  • Miniature & Dwarf Shrubs
  • Miniature Garden Bedding Plants
  • Authentic Patio Solutions
  • Realistic Weatherproof accessories
  • Information and Inspiration

We started the
Mini Garden Guru Blog…

Since 2006!

Whew! Now that’s a LONG time, right? Well, it’s a testament to just how deep, interesting, engaging, creative and versatile this hobby can be!

Ya gotta ask yourself: if this hobby wasn’t so much fun and easy to enjoy, how can one write about it almost every week for over years and years?

The Mini Garden Guru blog is truly one-of-a-kind and authentic in all ways. It’s written by a smitten* miniature gardener FOR miniature gardeners!

(* I should get points for that rhyme! :o)

Then We Wrote the Book on It:

Gardening in Miniature:
Create Your Own Tiny Living World

By Janit Calvo

Published by Timber Press,
the top garden publisher at the time.

Find your copy through our online store, or on Amazon.

Available in four different languages! Translated into Korean, German and Turkish! 

Then We Wrote Another Book on It:

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

By Janit Calvo

A project book packed with 37 different projects for your miniature gardening!

Published by Timber Press,
the top garden publisher at the time.

Available through our online store, or find it on Amazon.

And Then We Built the Clubhouse:
The Miniature Garden Society.

A place for miniature gardeners to go for connecting and sharing with other like-minded people from all over the world.

We understand your passion and your love of all things gardening miniature.

It’s a place where you can find all the information and solutions that we’ve spent years – and a lot of money – trying to figure out what works and what doesn’t.

And after working full time in the hobby since 2001, we’ve got a few things figured out, so you don’t have to. Learn more by clicking the link below:

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We publish the ONLY newsletter
that caters to the hobby:


The Mini Garden Gazette


Dedicated to the art and the joy of gardening in miniature! Our subscribers gets the first dibs and discounts. We don’t advertise our sales in any other place.

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Whew! That’s a LOT of work but, remember, we’ve been at this since 2001! 

( But, I would love a beach vacation…    ;o)