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Miniature conifers inspire big imaginations

The Amazing World of Conifers

I believe that my love of miniature gardening began in the late 1960s or early ’70s. Terrariums were reemerging as a popular and low-care way to enjoy houseplants. I checked out several books on the subject from the local library, some of which included lists of where plants and supplies could be obtained through the mail. I ordered a few catalogs and a whole new world of plants was revealed to me.

I remember planting my first terrarium, with its multi-layered soil which included fine crushed rock for drainage and horticultural or activated charcoal to keep the soil “sweet.” My desire was to create a self-contained miniature world in a bottle. I found that the empty, clear glass gallon jugs, that were readily available near the dumpsters of the local drinking establishment, worked quite well as the vessels for my new experiments.

When my first planting was complete, I found great…

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Wordless Wednesday: Why Conifers Make Great Mini Garden Trees

The Mini Garden Guru From TwoGreenThumbs.com

Why Do Conifers Make Great Mini Garden Trees? You’ll Never Guess.

Why do our true miniature and dwarf trees and shrubs make such great miniature garden trees? Well, let me count the ways!

  • Our miniature garden conifers are like a woman, they get better and better with age.
  • They are hardy. Some of our mugo pines can handle temperatures down to -50F!
  • Evergreen.
  • Low maintenance. Maintain wrung-sponge-damp soil.
  • Versatile: we have conifers for full shade to full sun.
  • They grow slowly and can stay in scale in your miniature garden for years.
  • Enjoy this photo blog of some before and after shots. All the trees you see in here are still in our miniature gardens today.

See the Jervis Canada Hemlock here.

See all our dwarf and miniature Hemlocks and other plants for shade here.

See more Mugo Pines and all our miniature garden plants for sun here.

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