On one of the overcast days last week, we scoured the woods for little pieces of moss and interesting ferns to bring the outside in by making miniature gardens. It’s really fun to search for the perfect inclusions and spend an afternoon getting dirty.
To start, gather a couple of interesting containers that you’d like to house your garden. Then grab a basket and a trowel and head to the woods in search of the perfect little plants
Upon returning with a full basket, begin by placing a few rocks in the bottom of your container to help control the amount of moisture, the fill with potting soil.
Next, lay out all your treasured finds so you can see what pieces are available while assembling your garden. Then begin to fill it in. I like to use different textures all around 1 or 3 focal points. Good examples of focal points are taller ferns and rocks or pieces of wood with moss growing on them.
Once your container is full, water well and let it begin to grow. Ferns and mosses like the ones you found in the woods like mostly shade and need to be well watered. I like to mist them frequently. Once your miniature garden gets too big, replant as regular houseplants and make a new one!