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No, I didn’t move to the south… Yup, I’m still up here in the frigid, snow covered tundra of the Midwest. Ok, so maybe not exactly tundra… we have lots of beautiful hills, trees, rivers and lakes, but we did get our first snowfall back in November, before Thanksgiving. I do actually love how it looks outside. The beautiful white snow blanketing the landscape is gorgeous. But it is cold. You people in the south don’t even understand how cold it can be. I guarantee there will be no planting outside up here for several months. The ground is totally frozen and hard as a piece of granite. And right about now I think most of us up here are craving a little warmth.
Try to picture this with me right now…
Imagine yourself sitting in the garden on a balmy Spring day. The sun’s rays warming you… Can you feel it, can you almost smell the sweet soil beneath your feet? No? It is a little hard to remember right now, as the thermometer plummets below zero, that it can, and will one day again, be warm outside…
That’s why when I was getting ready to re-pot a couple of houseplants last week and went to the local greenhouse to grab a new pot, I got a little carried away in the miniature garden area. (They had tons of miniatures, from figurines and tiny faux wood and stone cottages, to miniature plants, and a wonderful inspiring collection of indoor miniature gardens) All of a sudden I could imagine myself in that wonderful humid moss covered tiny world.
So instead of just a pot for my ivy, I went ahead and got a few miniatures to create an indoor mini garden world of my own to live on the shelf of the bay window in the breakfast room of our ‘new 100 year old house‘.
The ivy doesn’t look too good, hopefully it’ll come around with it’s new soil and companion plants. These are tiny baby plants now, but as they grow, they should fill in the planter well.
So even though it is chilly outside, and will be for several months, I can bask in the sun pouring in the south window, streaming across the room and depositing itself right on the newly planted ‘Frosty Ferns’, while I imagine life in the miniature garden.
Want to see a little more ?
Click here to see more of the breakfast room this bay window is in.
Click here to see the full size gardens and orchard of our former house.
Click here to see my solution to creating a humidity tray for my orchids.
Click here to see what our Midwestern area looks like in the summer.
Click here to see a Christmas miniature diorama I made from a mushroom box.
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