17 July 2019

Mini Tropical Mountainscape Garden...

Miniature gardening has become quite the thing!
It all started with the classic and much-loved fairy and pixie gardens,
and has evolved from there.
Now you can create gardens themed by dragons, dinosaurs, beach, alpine, tropical jungle or bonsai.
Just select the plants and theme that will suit the position you are placing the container in.
Once you have decided on the theme, and the soil requirements and plants to suit, you just add as much (or as little) accessories as you desire.
A coastal beach scene might have a white sand area with a mini Adirondack deckchair made from iceblock sticks.
A beach sign (also made from iceblock sticks).
Plants could be mini grasses, small-leaved succulents, small natural stones and tiny driftwood pieces.
The main focal tree could be a mini size fig or palm.
You only need to let your imagination have free reign to create any type of themed miniature garden. 

The one I've chosen to create today is a 'Mountainscape'.
To do this I used tropical type plants:
Rocks in various shapes and sizes.
Mini size 'Baby Houseplant' ferns x 2.
Coleus Baby Houseplant.
Tradescantia spathacea Baby Houseplant.
Black Mondo Grass (ophiopogon Black Dragon).
A Flamingo Flower plant (anthurium Andreanum).
A round squat type planter.

I filled the container with potting mix.

Placed my rocks into position.

Worked out the best placement...

of plants and planted them.
Final touches - a rocky path and moss to cover the soil.

This Mini Mountainscape Garden is now gracing my afternoon sunny covered deck.
I'm thinking in summer I'll be making a beach themed Miniature Garden for this spot and move the Mountainscape inside while it's hot.
And if you are stuck for a school holiday idea for the kids, this is a fab fun activity for them to enjoy. 

#minaturegardens #mountainscape #minigardens

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