I’ve always been fascinated by miniature plants but most miniatures that I planted were soon swallowed up by the bigger, stronger “regular sized” plants around them. I realized that to be successful, the miniature plants would need their own garden space.
The garden space I finally dedicated to just miniature plants is a cut out built into the patio, on the north (back) side of my house. It’s approximately three feet wide and five feet long. Since it is on the north side, I can only grow shade-loving miniatures, but that’s okay, and better than no miniature garden at all.
In the picture above the hosta that is blooming is ‘Baby Bunting’. The relatively tall scapes of pink flowers on the left are from three Heuchera ‘Petite Pearl Fairy’ plants, currently the giants of this garden.
Below is a close up of Thalictrum kinsianum, Kyusbu Meadow Rue, which is also on the left in the picture above.
In the center, there’s a fairy door and a little sun dial.
I hope the garden fairies like this garden, because I like to think it is as much for them as it is for me.