A miniature gardener is born! Well, that may be a stretch. But I sure had fun putting my first mini garden together. Call me whatever you want (the hubby rolled his eyes at me after it was completed), but it was really no different than putting together a garden in a backyard. Well, except for the size, the tediousness, the fact that I never broke a sweat digging in it and the price. But besides all that, it was no different!
I have an entire board dedicated to these adorable Miniature Gardens. I just recently learned about them and have been in awe of them ever since, so I thought I’d try my hand at putting one together. I took some inspiration from my pins and it all began with two drawers I purchased at an antique market back in April.
The hubby drilled drainage holes in the bottom of both drawers and attached the card catalog drawer to the bottom drawer with L brackets:
I gathered my supplies (most of which were purchased through the Winter Greenhouse):
I began planning out my garden by placing plants and accessories in the drawers where I thought I should plant them:
And then started diggin’ (and for the record, I don’t wear gloves when I’m digging in the dirt):
Yes, that’s a hanging basket you see on the left-hand side of the photo below! The Winter Greenhouse was sold out of shepherds hooks so I made two hooks out of a wire hanger:
Once the first level was planted and accessorized, I turned my attention to Level 2 and continued planting:
And added a birdbath and another hanging basket:
At this point, I was super pleased with how it was coming along, and I was also starting to realize what a dork I really am 🙂
I spread mulch around my “hosta” on the second level. I went into our backyard and scooped up some of the tiniest bits of mulch I could find to use. I hadn’t seen mulch used in any of the galleries I’ve seen, so I wanted to do something different.
I even made a sitting bench on the second level out of twigs, hot glue, and hemp string because I am just that ridiculous:
And then, as if all that wasn’t enough, I made a ladder to get from the first level to the second level. Oh yes I did!
I also replaced the original hanging basket I had on the first level with a lantern.
Yes, I’m slightly nuts. But I think it’s cute. You do too, right? Right?
Now we’ll just wait and see how long it lasts. I’m not sure I can add a “landscape architect” to my resume just yet.
Thank you for reading!