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Check It Out: Go big with a small garden

By Jan Johnston
Published: May 14, 2023, 6:04am

I discovered that May is National Miniature Garden Month. There is something about small things that gives me great joy, and this includes gardens. A small garden may be a necessity if space is limited, but small can be abundant in all spaces, in my opinion.

The library has a not-so-small collection of books about miniature gardens. Terrariums, fairy gardens, dish gardens, this week’s reading list encourages you to create a variety of wee-sized gardens brimming with beauty. In case your gardening capacity falls somewhere between miniature and small, I also recommend using the search terms “small gardens” when looking for titles in the library’s catalog at www.fvrl.org.

“Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” — Winnie the Pooh

  • “50 Simple Indoor Miniature Gardens: Decorating Your Home with Indoor Plants” by Catherine Delvaux.
  • “Fairy Gardening 101: How to Design, Plant, Grow and Create Over 25 Miniature Gardens” by Fiona McDonald.
  • “Infinite Succulent: Miniature Living Art to Keep or Share” by Rachael Cohen.
  • “Miniature Gardens: Design and Create Miniature Fairy Gardens, Dish Gardens, Terrariums and More — Indoors and Out” by Katie Elzer-Peters.
  • “Small Summer Gardens: 35 Bright and Beautiful Gardening Projects to Bring Color and Scent to Your Garden” by Emma Hardy.
  • “Terrarium: 33 Glass Gardens to Make Your Own” by Anna Bauer and Noam Levy.
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