I have a mini garden now...

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  1. purpleinopp

    purpleinopp Young Pine Plants Contributor

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    I feel terrible I didn't notice your comments until now, Barb! TYVM! BarbiQ cracks me up, LOL!

    A ham can would probably make a fine little camper but this one was for sale at a store.

    How are peoples' mini gardens doing?
     
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    Sherry8 I Love Birds!

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    All but one of my plants died...I am terrible at remembering to water indoor plants or take care of them. My gardens are huge out doors and I have no problem there.
     
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    Miss Sherry, sorry that happened! I made another mini garden yesterday. Well, finally put a garden in a planter box my sweet DH made a while ago. I took the camper away from the other mini garden because it was just too much & nowhere to put it w/o blocking most of the light from some of the plants. So this new one has a simple camping scene... and a pterodactyl in a tree. Everyone camps near a scene like that, right? LOL!
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    The tree is a Talinum paniculatum plant (jewels of Opar,) planted high, so the exposed roots look like a trunk.
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    Cooler stolen from Barbie. Chair made from craft sticks.
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    Fire ring is a piece of magnet roll. Beer stolen from Barbie.
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    purpleinopp Young Pine Plants Contributor

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    Here's what the other garden looks like, for now anyway.
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    Stained glass window made with Shrinky Dinks.
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    Tiny pots made from wine corks.
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    For being there for about 2.5 years, the plants are doing well!
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    Whole "patio" area.
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    A few new ones have been added to this corner this summer. Junked cars getting a more aged patina.
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    Lithops (living stones, butt plants) still look great, been there since spring of '13.
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  5. Sherry8

    Sherry8 I Love Birds!

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    purpleinopp...everything looks great...the last one of my little plants died. I set the container where I didn't see it enough and basically forgot about it. I do like the stand that you have it in...I don't have enough room indoors and outdoors our weather will be winding down most likely the end of Sept.
     
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    purpleinopp Young Pine Plants Contributor

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    TYVM! DH made the planter boxes for me from scrap wood at his work. I have no idea how the plants will fare this winter, but will be observing! Winter is a mystery here, the season low could be 25 or 9, and last for 1 really cold night, or for weeks. Been here for 8 winters so far, none have been the same.

    In your zone you could probably use some Sedums, Sempervivums, Juniper... I lived/gardened in Z5 for decades but wasn't aware of mini gardening then, so don't have any specific anecdotes to share about that. But have seen discussions about outside minis in colder climates & wish you luck & enjoyment if you feel like putting another one together sometime.
     

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