At our Garden Club meeting on January 20, club member and UF/IFAS Master Gardener Bill Silberman (“Mr. Bill”) will take us into the magical world of miniature gardening. With small plants and created items, miniature gardens are gardens that tell a story. Mr. Bill will explain that miniature gardens are real gardens, employing all of the principles of larger gardens regarding plant selection, sunlight, soil, water, drainage, and fertilizer. We’ll talk about principles of scale and size that help as you create tiny worlds of magic and delight. Our quest will draw from literature about faeries, gnomes, hobbits, elves and other mythical beings that often inhabit these miniature worlds.
You do not need to have supplies on hand or purchase anything to enjoy this presentation and plan a future garden. However, some members may want to work on a garden at home as they listen to the presentation. You can repurpose supplies you have at home, or purchase inexpensive items at stores like Dollar Tree, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, etc. Here is a link to an article that talks about where you can get inexpensive supplies for Fairy Gardens: https://afewshortcuts.com/7-places-to-find-inexpensive-fairy-garden-supplies/
Some things you may want to have on hand for your garden project include:
While the current public health situation does not allow us to gather in person to build miniature gardens together, we plan to have a place on our web site where members can submit pictures of gardens they have made to be posted and shared. This session should be great fun as we learn gardening techniques that are perfect for display on porches and patios.
Thank you Bill!