Creating A Miniature Landscaping
You can create a miniature landscaping as interesting focal points in the garden, or you can create them for use in the home or office. Create a miniature landscaping with containerized dwarf conifers, trailing ivy and a variety of perennials or annuals planted around their bases. Place the conifers in containers at least three inches larger than the original pots from where you acquire them. Create a miniature landscaping in an old wheelbarrow. Make sure you add some drainage holes. Fill it with soil and add some dwarf plantings. For additional interest, add some tiny objects that fit the theme of your miniature landscape setting. Place it in a sunny spot in the garden or on the patio for all to enjoy. Use an old plastic baby bath, washtub or other large container to create a lovely miniature pond landscape. Put it in a sunny location. Place rocks or stones in the bottom and build them up to one side to encourage wildlife to visit, especially frogs.
Fill the pond with water, allowing a few days for the water to settle before adding any the pond life, such as fish or tadpoles. Mimic the look of a real pond in a miniature landscaping by adding a mix of low-growing water plants and a lily pad or two. Position the plants in the sand around your miniature pond. With a little creativity, you can design a wonderful, low-maintenance desktop succulent garden. Use a shallow container, about two inches deep. Choose from an array of succulent plants, mimicking the look of an arid desert. You can buy a cacti mixture, or you can mix your own using half sand, half potting soil. Arrange your plants and add rocks to help anchor them in place.