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Winter Greenhouse Blogger.

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

Have you seen all of the new ideas “popping” up in the miniature garden? There is no shortage of creative ways to use miniature accessories and plants in the fairy garden, even if you have been gardening for decades. This spring, one of my favorite ways to add a touch of color and fun in the miniature garden is to plant something a little simple and silly: a balloon.

Published: Monday, March 16, 2020

One of my favorite ways to promote peace, quiet, and contemplation in my own life is to spend some time with a Zen garden. In a Zen garden, low-maintenance plants and sensory-friendly miniature accessories combine to create healing spaces where you can take a break and take a breath. Ready to see how you can create your own? Read on.

Published: Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Fairy gardens and miniature gardens are perfect for small spaces. When designed with care, they fit comfortably into a container. Plus, fairies make lovely houseguests, as they are incredibly quiet, kind, and tidy. A troll may need a little training before he is ready to move into your house, but the fairies will teach him how to behave.

Published: Monday, March 02, 2020

“Hens and chicks” is the common name for a group of succulent plants. The plants in the group have varying colors, textures, and forms, but they share two things. Almost all have a rosette shape. And hens and chicks plants also propagate regularly, producing numerous “babies” from the “mother” plant.

Published: Monday, February 17, 2020

Hoya kerrii is a one-of-a-kind plant that makes a wonderful gift for Valentine's Day, birthdays, anniversaries, proposals, and other celebrations. Add it to a fairy garden or give it a home on your desk. Once you try your hand at growing it, you will surely fall in love with this variety. It is also known as the Sweetheart Plant, Hoya Heart, Wax Heart, or Lucky Heart. Its heart shape is formed by ...

Published: Monday, February 10, 2020

String of Pearls is an ornamental succulent shaped like elegant jewelry. It features small green “bubbles” along a slender stem. It has a delicate look, but it is surprisingly easy to care for. With just a few pointers, you can help your String of Pearls plant thrive.

Published: Monday, February 03, 2020

While a gardener takes his or her hobby seriously, the fairy garden itself can be full of little surprises, sweet moments, and fantastical details. One oft-overlooked but simply magical part of any fairy garden or miniature garden is the mushroom. Brightly colored toadstools instantly transform any environment from traditional to whimsical.

Published: Monday, January 27, 2020

When it is time to come in from the cold, fairies love to return to their warm, glowing fairy houses and gardens that have been lit with soft, welcoming light. How can you bring a little “glow” to your snowy garden or container garden? Here are a few simple ideas.

Published: Monday, January 20, 2020

Whether you build container gardens to be enjoyed indoors or take pleasure in tending to an outdoor garden, miniature gardens and fairy gardens offer plenty of magic. That magical feeling is easily amplified by the addition of all things sparkly and shiny.

Published: Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Color options run the gamut from dark and moody to bright and rainbow-filled. For a miniature garden that looks cool and cohesive all year long, it is worth considering the combination of green and white. The “green” is easy—leaves and stems are usually green! How can you incorporate white into your garden? Read on for a few of our favorite options.

Published: Monday, December 16, 2019

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