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Various manufacturers of miniature garden accessories determine sizes, which makes selecting one scale difficult. To assist our customers, we have developed a Minikin Scale - mini, tiny, teeny, and micro - that provides direction on the scale of products sold in our shop. There are times where a miniature accessory falls between the sizes, so we have selected the closest scale. Our Miniken Scale ...

Published: Sunday, May 27, 2018

The world of miniature gardens is growing, changing, and evolving. There is always something new to discover! So, what is popping up in the stylish miniature garden this season? Let us find out. • Wedding Accessories Everyone knows that spring and summer are prime time for wedding season. If you hear church bells in your neighborhood and spot happy couples saying, “I do,” everywhere y...

Published: Saturday, May 26, 2018

The sun is shining, and the weather is starting to warm up. It is the ideal time to get out into your yard and take inventory of what you need to get ready for spring! I know my list includes moving my large flowerpots outdoors, pulling weeds, preparing my vegetable garden, and diving into the miniature fairy gardens I have not been able to keep outside during this harsh winter we just got through...

Published: Thursday, May 24, 2018

After World War II ended, the move towards living in the cities began. Smaller spaces influenced simple forms and with an emphasis on function. There was a lack of embellishment and a focus on natural, organic curves. This movement was the beginning of the mid-century modern style of decorating. Through the years, terms such as contemporary, art deco, and art nouveau label the evolution of a few d...

Published: Wednesday, May 23, 2018

One of the most wonderful things about a miniature garden is its unique potential to turn the “broken” into beauty. The whimsy and imagination that goes into a fairy garden allow room for objects, plants, and spaces that you might not use in a real-sized garden. One of my favorite elements is actually the broken pot. Avid gardeners often find themselves with one or two broken terra cotta pots ...

Published: Wednesday, May 23, 2018

I have such great memories of camping in Wisconsin with my family. It always involved too many people cramped inside a camper, a bonfire, grilled food, and delicious Wisconsin beers. I was excited when I realized we were getting to the time of year, for people who live in the Midwest, to begin appreciating outdoor adventures, and that spring also meant miniature fairy gardening has already started...

Published: Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Today we are going to confront a hard truth - not everyone who loves miniature gardening has a green thumb. I know that gardening was a skill I had to learn and not something that came naturally to me as it does to some people. I had to give myself permission to kill a few miniature plants while eventually, I learned how to keep the plants alive. I never allowed myself to get discouraged. Being po...

Published: Monday, May 07, 2018

One of the best parts surrounding the world of fairies and the scenes within miniature gardens is the fact that sprites themselves have been present throughout history. Their tales have been told long before they were written down in storybooks. Therefore, if you want a fairy garden replicating the old Wild West, or Europe during the 1900's, these times will fit within the miniature gardening genr...

Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

It is easy to overlook the importance of structure or framework in your fairy garden when there are so many fun garden accessories and miniature plants that you can add to the design. It is essential that you control the space, especially in a tiny garden where fences create the much-needed boundaries. They give permanence and form a backdrop to the vignette you built in your fairy garden landscap...

Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018

When you step inside Donna Cirinelli’s fairy gardens, you are entering a unique world of beauty, curiosity, and fun. Her miniature gardens are intricate displays of both her skills as a 'green thumb' and her attention to detail. Accessories abound, making this garden the type that causes you to stop, look…and look some more! Donna has been interested in gardening for about thirty years. She...

Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018

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