By Zenaida Sengo, Caitlin Atkinson
Air Plants, via Zenaida Sengo, the internal coordinator on the renowned San Francisco-based plant life Grubb Gardens, exhibits how uncomplicated and worthwhile it truly is to develop, craft, and layout with those sleek beauties. adorning with air crops is made effortless with attractive photos that show off principles for utilizing them fixed on partitions, suspended from the ceiling, as dwelling bows and jewellery, as monitors, and in special bins, like leather-based pouches, dishes, and baskets. Six step by step initiatives comprise a wooden mount, a wall hook, lasso-and-hook wiring, a ceramic-frame backyard, and 3 distinctive terrariums.
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Perennials with larger leaves and growth habits can serve as “trees” in the miniature garden. True large-garden groundcovers are perennials, but watch out for them. They grow fast (hence the name groundcovers) and can take over a miniature garden quickly. If you like to tinker with your garden, however, groundcovers are great because their fast growth gives you something to trim. Dwarf mondo grass is a perennial groundcover in a large garden but can function as an ornamental grass or shrub in a miniature garden.
You can actually make your own pots or get them from the garden center. These pots, unless planted with low-water-use succulents, are best for outside. They are porous and drain freely from all sides of the container, making them a messy choice for indoor plantings. This hypertufa pot complements the plants and accessories inside it. It’s heavy when planted, though, and should find a permanent home outdoors once the project is finished.
In the Victorian garden, the table and chairs are the focal point, or dominant item, in the garden. If you have too many large plants or accessories in one container there’s no point for the eye to rest on. But wait: Didn’t I just say that repetition keeps the eye from fixing on a specific point and staying there? Yes, but it’s okay to give the eyes a break. Repetition in smaller accessories or plants and repetition in colors can actually unify the garden. Too many big objects in a small garden is just messy, though.
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