Welcome! Login | Cart | Wishlist

Blog Posts by Linda Ann
 

Linda Hinde

Linda Ann has a background in teaching and design, as well as an ability for being creative and sharing her ideas with others.  Her love of gardening began as a child, when she planted her first nasturtium garden, and continued through many roads to her current enthusiasm for miniature gardening.

 

During the time she has worked with us she has created countless descriptions for the products we offer, all giving a little often-humorous glimpse into the ways you can use the item in miniature gardens.  This gives her plenty of topics to touch on while writing about miniature gardening.

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

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

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

It is always exciting to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! The Gnomes have been playing games on the fairies and instead of having green clovers in the miniature garden, a colorful, eye-catching Plum Crazy is growing. Loving sun and heat, this compact plant comes in shades of purple and maroon with clover-like leaves. All year long the fairies can take pleasure in the small, yellow blooms that rise abo...

Published: Friday, March 17, 2017

With much fanfare and celebration, January 1, 2017 has arrived! This morning as I was thinking about the New Year and beginning to write a blog post, I glanced at the new minis sitting on my desk. Yes, I am the lucky one who is able to view the new fairy products before they are published on our shop…it is exciting. As the seasons change, common decorations in my office are the latest fairies...

Published: Monday, January 02, 2017

Today I was wondering, “What are the top selling fairy garden accessories? What excites gardeners when they start planning a miniature garden?” From my findings, it is evident that classic accessories are the most popular items that people purchase - from Terra Cotta pots to white wood picket fences. It was interesting to see that countries or states, where a person lived, did not influence th...

Published: Sunday, November 06, 2016

As I gaze out my studio window, the river looks like a mirror and images of the shoreline seem painted on the water. All the leaves have fallen to the ground to create a blanket of colors in orange, rust, and golden tones. Fall is here in the northern regions of Wisconsin. Knowing that our grandchildren will soon be visiting, I started thinking of ways to extend the beauty of fall. My creative sid...

Published: Friday, November 04, 2016

What is it about the color pink that is so popular with little girls? Even though my granddaughter wore newborn clothes in the colors of lime green, purple, and yellow - today as a five-year-old she loves pink. This past week we have been planning her miniature fairy garden and the color theme evolved, not surprisingly, into shades of pink. I was curious about the theories behind this color and...

Published: Saturday, September 03, 2016

Last night our dog started whining. It was after midnight, so I was not pleased when her purpose to be outside consisted of running around the yard looking for feathery friends. Our dog, Josey, is a bird dog. She also likes listening and looking for deer, frogs, and chipmunks - animals that she can sniff-out. As I was standing there, wishing I were sleeping in bed, the rich, tremolo sound of a ...

Published: Friday, September 02, 2016

Image a miniature, fairy garden party where the children go home with their very own tiny treasure! The party could have a theme related to a holiday or occasion, or the creative gathering could be a get-together of little ones spending an afternoon gardening. Since I am a grandparent, I would enjoy spending some time with my grandchildren’s friends and their parents. Whatever the reason for pl...

Published: Thursday, July 07, 2016

The journey of spending a week with my grandchildren occured a few years ago, but my memories seem like yesterday. The story begins with double checking the car to see if everything was packed: suitcase, cooler, computer, tote full of craft supplies, and (most importantly) the fairy gardening supplies. I don’t know who was more excited about creating a fairy garden, my three-and-a-half-year-o...

Published: Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Displaying 1 to 10 (of 29 blog posts)
Result Pages:  1  2  3  [Next >>] 

Friday, October 18, 2019

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