Thursday, June 4, 2015
Escape to a Mini Garden
Sometimes the world can be overwhelming. A mini-garden offers all of the beauty and creativity of a large garden, but with minimal effort.
In a minute we'll redo an entire garden and then wander through three mini-landscapes.
This mini-garden has gotten overgrown. The large succulent, that mimics a tree, is fine, but the rest needs trimming and removing.
When you layout a mini-garden, imagine how you would want to experience a large garden: pathways, places to sit, elements to watch.
Find plants with small habits, diminutive leaves and flowers. Add a tiny bench, bird bath, or other items you might find in your ideal garden. Have a focal point: tree, fountain, decorative rock or sculpture, bench, etc.
A mini-garden can be tended in an Earth Minute. Though small, these gardens bring all of the relaxation and calm of a large garden with less time and water.
You can also enjoy public gardens. Check out free public gardens: Hidden Gardens of Los Angeles.
Let The Earth Minute inspire you to get out once a week to a new experience.