David Epstein: Welcome to this week’s Growing Wisdom and today we are going to talk about what to do first if you have really no land to deal with. A lot of times here at Growing Wisdom, we talked about putting in trees and shrubs, and you might be thinking I do not have that kind of space. Well today, we are going to talk about miniatures which can go in containers or you can put them in the garden, so, you know I have an empty container here just a really nice terracotta container and then I have just a bunch of miniatures and the miniatures are all sorts of different plants, we got this great Chamaecyparis here.
This is a little conifer that would look great in a garden. We have also got this other Chamaecyparis this is called the Saffron Spray, we really like that with the variegated color, this tinny tiny little Hosta called Kii Hime. It is a tiny heart shaped green and it gets its little lavender flowers later on. Believe it or not, this is a Malus or Flowering Crabapple and look how great that is, just nice and small and that would look wonderful in a container garden. We have also got this, if you want to container garden where something that is going to kind of crepe here is an Euonymus and again this will stay evergreen it will grow over a pot or a container or make a nice ground cover in a very tiny garden.
I am going to move this aside and show you one of the other things that we have actually done here, so you have actually created one of these gardens.
It just a miniature dish garden and look how wonderful that looks, you got all this little miniatures. You could keep this out in the potty as long you had plenty of sunshine for it and that’s where it would be happiest. And, this would actually stay outside all winter. I have had one of this in my own yard for about three years and they look fantastic, just a little bit of pruning here and there, but you really do not need much space to have one of this and atleast give you a little bit of green that gives you on your own garden.
If you want see something really spectacular, let us take a look at the fairy garden before we close up this segment and you will be amazed of what you can do with miniatures. Alright, you might not have room for this but here is the ultimate display of what you can do with miniatures, the fairy garden, and this is just an amazing spot. We got evergreens, we got creeping stuff, we got flowering plants, it is just an array of colors, textures, and really the ultimate for what you can do with miniatures.
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