Like many artists who decide to paint in miniature Marine Edith Crosta had limited space in her London shared house for a studio, so she decided to go small. Crosta has a particular love of seascapes inspired by both her own travels and her Instagram followers' shots of the sea.
Perfect for pots or the front of a border, ‘Burgundy Bunny’ miniature fountain grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides) brings cute color to any setting. This small ornamental grass showcases light red hue in summer, followed by blazing reds in fall. The small seedheads appear in late summer and linger until harsh winter weather blasts them apart. This grass works well in rock gardens or low water-use landscapes. Plants grow 12 to 16 inches tall and up to 16 inches wide. Hardy in Zones 5-9.
Designer Katrina Giles welcomed a truly white Christmas. Miniature planted Christmas trees were wrapped with lights and paired with a long garland wreath. Hints of red ribbon and berries on the wreath poke out from the snow and provide a pop of color.
Two purple wicker chairs are arranged on either side of a white child-sized play table in a this lavender room. Two shelves beneath the tabletop allow plenty of room for toy storage. White beadboard breaks up the purple wall color and adds a touch of cottage charm.
Place the plant, still in its pot, on top of the foam. For this terrarium, Rose used a cyclamen, shown here (Hypoestes phyllostachya ‘Pink’) and Phyllitis scolopendrium (not shown). Janit Calvo, author of Gardening in Miniature and owner of Two Green Thumbs Miniature Garden Center, says mosses, miniature African violets, Needlepoint English Ivy (Hedera helix ‘Needlepoint’) and dwarf or miniature ferns can grow well in open terrariums with bright, indirect light.
Miniature hostas can squeeze into even the tiniest spaces. These diminutive perennials offer all the benefits of their larger size cousins, but in a package that’s under a foot tall and wide. You can find blue miniature hostas, like Hosta ‘Blue Mouse Ears,’ and variegated hostas, like Hosta ‘Mini Skirt.’