Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Wintertime Gardens...........



Building miniature gardens in the off season (February) is always a struggle for me. The gardens always seemed incomplete or barren since we have little in suitable material here at the nursery for groundcover or a grass substitute. Today I walked by a bucket full of moss chunks my wife had gathered and decided to use the moss as a grass substitute. It will work until I have some perennial plant material breaking dormancy and available for use. The garden was built for a client that needed an eye catcher to add to their Lawn & Garden Show booth. I was truly pleased with the final product built in one of my signature papercrete containers.


Another garden built after the fact!  




2 comments:

  1. The mini-garden at the top of the page with the copper kettle house - did you get the kettle that way, or did you 'housify' it yourself? It's WONDERFUL! I love the whimsy of the kettle house.

    Melinda
    California, where you never teach (apparently)

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  2. Thanks for your interest Melinda. The copper colored teapot is actually resin and should be available from your local fairy gardening suppliers. I teach anywhere I can find a garden centers or groups that can sign up enough students to make it worth my time to travel.

    Lee

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