Arbor with gate and fence. Behind the fence, the blue tree on the left is an Elwoodi Cypress, light yellow/green tree on right is Monteray Cypress from www.twogreenthumbs.com and the small tree between them at the end of the path is an Hokkaido Elm from www.miniforest.com
SoFlaCommercial, When ever I start a new mini garden the first thing I do is go to www.twogreenthumbs.com and check out every thing on the site. I have gotten so many ideas from this sight, especially the photo gallery. It is owned by Janit and Steve Calvo who have been specializing in mini gardens for 11 years and they have been an invaluable help to me. This is the sight where I get most of my plants and many accessories, including the lawn mower. I don't remember where I got the hammock because so many sites had it listed as out of stock. I googled "dollhouse miniature hammock" to find it. Eight inches is the deepest container I have. Lack of room for plant roots helps keep then small - just like in Bonsai culture. With the dwarf plants there is no root pruning though. Janit Calvo also offers a beginers booklet on mini gardening. Anything I can do to help you with this wonderful, fun way to garden please feel free to contact me by dmail or on this thread. I love helping people with their mini gardens and spreading the word of mini gardens. Thanks for the questions!
Hi Charleen, I use a good container soil without fertilizer added as I don't want the plants growing fast. Just what ever good drainage soil I have on hand. Right now I have www.gardenersupply.com potting mix for selfwatering planters. Tweezers for what? I sometimes use hemostats for placing small items - is that what you mean? I just love miniature landscaping!