Book inspires miniature gardens

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Gardening in Miniature by Janit Calvo.

New gardeners are often counseled to start small.

Janit Calvo helps gardeners start really, really small.

Calvo is the author of Gardening in Miniature: Create Your Own Tiny Living World. It’s a guide to creating tiny gardens, either in containers or in the ground.

To Calvo, miniature gardening is a magical experience that evokes the joy of childhood play. It’s a cross between gardening and craft, an opportunity to set a scene you create in your imagination.

The book covers all the aspects of miniature gardening, from choosing containers, materials and plants to composing the garden and caring for it. Calvo includes how-tos for creating garden features, instructions for creating several miniature gardens and plenty of ideas for accessories.

Gardening in Miniature is published by Timber Press and sells for $19.95 in softcover.

— Mary Beth Breckenridge


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