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Blog Posts by Florence Blum

Winter Greenhouse Blogger.

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

As you think about the miniature trees and miniature plants you may like to add to your own garden this season, you may want to take a second look at stonecrops. Also called “sedums,” these are a unique group of succulents that bring color, variety, beauty, and hardiness to any miniature garden.

Published: Monday, May 25, 2020

In the fairy garden, there is always time and space for an old-fashioned Memorial Day cookout! With a few carefully-chosen miniature accessories, the residents of your fairy garden will be ready to celebrate in style.

Published: Monday, May 18, 2020

Have you thought about welcoming a miniature pet into your fairy garden? If your fairies and other garden friends are practicing social distancing and feeling lonely, now could be the ideal time to introduce a new animal resident—or two, or three, or four! Read on for some ideas.

Published: Monday, May 11, 2020

It was a typical fairy garden afternoon filled with tea parties, naps, and long conversations in the shade of a miniature tree. With its bright, colorful flowers, creeping vines, and bubbling brook, the setting was idyllic. Almost too perfect, at least in the mind of a mischievous pixie who was lurking behind a willow tree.

Published: Monday, May 04, 2020

It takes time, patience, and artistry to cultivate a Bonsai garden. That said, these miniature trees are accessible to gardeners at all levels. Once you fall in love with Bonsai, you could be hooked for life! Some trees, when carefully cultivated, live for hundreds of years. They can be passed down from generation to generation. Ready to dive in and try it for yourself?

Published: Monday, April 20, 2020

It is easy to come up with a list of our most-prized plants. When was the last time you tried something new in the miniature garden? Whether it was last year or last week, now is a great time to add a fresh flower or new-to-you tree to your miniature garden. It could become your new favorite!

Published: Monday, April 13, 2020

With its soft, relaxing scent, lavender is a top pick for those who want to de-stress, kick back, and find a moment of Zen in the miniature garden.Of course, herbs are not simply useful. They also add beauty and understated elegance to miniature gardens, fairy gardens, and containers. Lavender, with its silver-grey foliage and purple spikes of flowers, is incredibly easy to care for, heat-tolerant...

Published: Monday, April 06, 2020

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

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