Welcome! Login | Cart | Wishlist

  • Pin It
All Blog Posts
Current Blog Posts

Below is a list of all blog posts with the most recent ones listed first.

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

One of my favorite things about the world of miniature gardens is that everyone in the fairy garden community has a different story. Some people pick up gardening as a hobby and then fall into miniature accessories by chance. Others are inspired by miniature gardens they see online or in their neighborhoods. Some learn from their parents, grandparents, or friends. Me? I tripped into the community ...

Published: Friday, April 20, 2018

As I began planning a miniature garden, I decided to add garden accessories that were particularly special to me. Some of my favorite additions to fairy gardens include lakes, rivers, or ponds, since I grew up boating and swimming throughout my entire childhood. I am excited about the upcoming summer, as my baby daughter will get her first opportunity to splash in lakes and ride in fishing boats. ...

Published: Thursday, April 19, 2018

As a kid, I grew up watching Westerns because of how much my father loved them. I remember evenings spent sitting on the living room floor with John Wayne or Clint Eastwood movies playing in the background, usually while I was reading a book or doing arts and crafts. I always loved the one-liners, the outfits, and the classic beautiful women who could also kick butt. My attitude may have seemed di...

Published: Friday, April 06, 2018

Displaying 51 to 60 (of 223 blog posts)
Result Pages: [<< Prev]  ... 6  7  8  9  10 ...  [Next >>] 

Thursday, April 25, 2019

 
 
Winter Greenhouse • W7041 Olmstead Rd • Winter, WI 54896
Phone 715-661-4271 • info@miniature-gardening.com
Copyright © 2010 - 2019 Miniature Gardening