replanted them into bigger pots. Around the same time miniature gardens caught my attention, and I was hooked!
You'll see in the picture to the right a VERY simple one I created from plants, a container I already had, a small cabin I'd used as an outdoor decoration for awhile, a whimsical clock, and a few cheap animals (bird, rabbit and frog) I found at a dollar store.
They're easy and fun, and if you're a savvy shopper fairly cheap to create.
A. First step
Tips for gaining some plants:
- Ask close friends or relatives for starts of plants.
- Check out store clearance or end of the season pots of plants. Sometimes you can get good selections that make excellent miniature gardens. Miniature roses, stalky plants are good choices. Don't go shopping with preconcieved ideas.
- As I experienced this year, take advantage of events where plants are given for gifts, etc.
- Flea markets, yard sales, and other potential "throw aways" are possibilities too.