Category Archives for Gardening Ideas

Choosing Plants for Your Miniature Garden

THE choice of suitable plants for the miniature garden is not quite such a simple matter as might be supposed, and it is here that the beginner is most likely to go astray. The great majority of the plants grown … Continue reading

24. May 2017 by Dave Pinkney
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Growing Plants of the Same Genus in Miniature Gardens

Together in the foregoing posts, I have assumed that the reader wants to grow as many different kinds of plants as possible in the space at his disposal, and for those with only one or two sinks this is undoubtedly … Continue reading

24. May 2017 by Dave Pinkney
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Miniature Gardens: Construction, Soil and Situation

HAVING chosen our container, ordered the plants and worked out a suitable design, we can now proceed with the more exciting business of actual construction. The first essential always is to provide adequate drainage; a matter of vital importance to … Continue reading

24. May 2017 by Dave Pinkney
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Miniature Gardens: Formal Layouts

THE possibilities of the formal type of miniature garden have not yet been fully appreciated, except by those who have seen the wonderful creations of Miss Anne Ashbery, who specializes in this kind of work. Some may object that it … Continue reading

24. May 2017 by Dave Pinkney
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Suitable Containers for Miniature Gardens

THE first thing to be considered when planning a miniature garden is, of course, the type of container to be used. The shape and size may be anything you please, but as it is essential for the welfare of the … Continue reading

23. May 2017 by Dave Pinkney
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Miniature Gardens

There is a perennial fascination about miniatures in all forms of life. Perhaps it is that the human mind becomes tired of coping with the larger issues and turns with relief to the contemplation or construction of small things, whether … Continue reading

23. May 2017 by Dave Pinkney
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Shrubs for the Miniature Garden

As I have suggested in an earlier section, the shrubs admitted to our miniature gardens may be rather taller than the herbaceous perennials without destroying the effect of scale. Even so, the choice is not a wide one, for many … Continue reading

23. May 2017 by Dave Pinkney
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DESIGNING THE MINIATURE ROCK GARDEN

ALTHOUGH some very pleasing effects can be achieved with formal layouts, to most people a miniature garden implies a miniature rock garden. Yet, to judge from appearances, few seem to give any thought to the question of design. Any smallish … Continue reading

20. April 2017 by Dave Pinkney
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Bedding Out and Old Fashioned Flowers

BEDDING OUT Recent years have seen a revival of formal bedding schemes where massed plants make for eye-catching displays. The large number of plants required can mostly be raised from seed. Nemesia – Easily grown, Nemesia is quick, to flower … Continue reading

14. April 2017 by Dave Pinkney
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General Flower Gardening

When people talk about mixed borders, what exactly do they mean? A mixed border is one which can contain any kind of plant, including trees, shrubs, and ornamental vegetables, as well as the more commonly grown herbaceous perennials, bedding plants, … Continue reading

29. March 2017 by Dave Pinkney
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