This is a complete Miniature Garden kit. All you need is a pot, potting soil and about 2 to 3 hours - this kit can be done in one afternoon. It's very rewarding and cute too!
Everything is coordinated to look great and grow well together. The complete garden can stay together for years before you need to divide anything. See the "Notes" below for soil & pot recommendations.
Inside This Kit:
Variegated English Boxwood, Buxus sempervirens 'Variegata'
Dwarf Mondo Grass, Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nana'
Baby Tears, Soleirolia soleirolii
Garden Bench, ivory color, weatherproof, drilled with stake included (not glued in, style may vary)
Hanging Terracotta Pot with Sedum Rooting and Shepherd's Hook (style may vary)
Stone Sheet, Mother Earth color (A pretty blend of ivory, beige, pink & brown.)
Miniature Pebbles, Ivory.
Mini Patio Mix Kit, Includes mix, sand, borders, skewers
Instruction Booklet - step-by-step instructions on how to make a miniature garden
Indoor Placement: The plants like bright, indirect light and damp soil. Do not let the soil dry out between watering. Pot needs a drainage hold for the excess water to escape.
Outdoor Placement: Part shade, bright shade or cool sun. This combination is hardy to about 0F or above freezing. The Boxwood is hardy to -20F.
About the Plants
The plants are chosen to work in the same pot, or beside each other in a lightly shaded garden bed. The matching miniature bedding plants are coordinated with the tree for color, climate and texture. They can last in an 8 to 10" deep pot for up to five years. Bedding plants may need dividing after 2 to 3 years.
Variegated English Boxwood (Buxus sempervirens 'Variegata')
The English Boxwood is a fun, reliable and low maintenance gem for miniature gardening. It is easy to grow, care for and prune. It prefers as much bright, indirect light ast you can give it indoors, and outside, it prefers part shade or a cool-sun spot (eastern sun, for example.) It is a slow-growing plant, with a growth rate at 1" to 2" per year. The plant can also be sheared into a topiary shape, pruned to keep its 'tree' look or groomed into a hedge. Deer resistant.
Fun, reliable and low maintenance
Indoor - bright, indirect light, regular water
Outdoor - Cold hardy zone 5 - 9, part sun/part shade
Outdoor - Heat hardy zone 9 - 6
Hot afternoon sun in the summertime will burn the leaves if its in a really dry spot
Don’t let the soil dry out between watering sessions
Comes in a 4” pot
Growth rate is 2 to 3" per year and doesn’t mind pruning
Fertilize after 2 years if planted in a container
Dwarf Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nana')
A favorite miniature grass that grows about 2" tall and slowly spreads on runners.
Easy care, can be indoors or outdoors.
Great color and texture.
Small, lavander colored blooms turn to blue berries if it's happy
Outdoor: part shade/full shade
Indoor: bright indirect light
Cold hardy to zones 7 - 10
Heat hardy to zones 12 - 1
Regular water let soil dry out to damp between watering
Comes in a 4" pot
Baby Tears (Soleirolia soleirolii)
A very fun plant to grow. Can divide it right away. Perfect for outdoor miniature gardens in more mild regions or indoors.
Outdoor: shade/part shade
Outdoor: do not let soil dry out
Outdoor: hardy to 0F, mint is hardy to -10F
Indoor: bright, indirect light
Indoor: likes damp to moist soil
Indoor: likes open terrarium environments
Will trail down the side of pot
Comes in a 4" pot
Want a different color of bench, stone sheet or pebbles? Leave us a note or email us after you order!
Potting soil and pot not included
Use regular potting soil, without added fertilzer if you can
Pot recommendation: Minimum 8" high by 8" wide, must have a drainage hole. Get one with a saucer to catch the water run-off.
Cannot be shipped outside the lower 48 States
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