Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Miniature Gardens

Hobbit House by 1967 Geezer

I'm not sure why I’m featuring these little landscapes - tiny gardens with real plants. All I know is that I saw a photo of one and had to keep looking for more!




from Two Green Thumbs

I will build you a house
If you do not cry
A house little girl
As tall as the sky.








I will build you a house
Of golden dates
The freshest of all
For the steps and gates.






from Little Landscapes. Some instructions on their website here.


I will furnish the house
For you and me
With walnuts and hazels
Fresh from the tree.



Kelly Point House by The White Bear

I will build you a house
And when it is done
I will roof it with grapes
To keep out the sun.


An Arabian nursery rhyme in 'The Little Girl Book' by Paula Yates

27 comments:

Jetta's Nest said...

Your blog never, ever fails to give me something to smile about. I love that little poem too, it's just about as sweet as the Hobbit House :)

ArtSparker said...

Fascinating. I am currently on a tiny quest myself so I will check back and may link to this post.

Making these tiny environments gives people a complete self-controlled world, I believe, as opposed to the larger world which is not always so tractable.

trish said...

These are fantastic. I've just begun a new line of Timid Monsters in jar habitats, and while making them, I've wished they could be with real plants and things.

Maybe I'll have to give it a try.

ArtSnark said...

How fun. ohh, ohh - photoshop yourself in & we can play I spy!

Michelle said...

Are'nt they cute!

Splendid Little Stars said...

Oh they are so fun! How could you not look for more?! I have a smallish indoor plant conservatory into which I made a park with "trees", a bench, a greenhouse. But now I just have pots of plants in it.

boylerpf said...

They are darling...I can't imagine keeping them up. Well decorated too!

Jen Crossley said...

OMG these are just too die for awesome is a understatement
Jen

Emjie said...

This is a great way for someone to have a garden even if they haven't got the space for a really big one.

skywind said...

I very much enjoy these photos, the charm of spring. :)
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Cathy said...

those are the cutest things I've seen ever, thanks for sharing the photos!

Ro Bruhn said...

These little gardens are so cute. They remind me of one I created, with succulents, in the upturned lid of an old pottery casserole dish, when I was about ten. I used shells and rocks to create bridges and match sticks for fences. I'd forgotten all about it until I saw your wonderful post. Thanks for the memories.

Hey Harriet said...

I want that Hobbit House! These gardens are all so adorable. I love the diversity of your posts! They're always an exciting surprise :)

Rima said...

Hello Chrissy.. thanks for your compliments on my Hermitage.. a great collection of interesting things here. Love the hobbit house :)
All best wishes to you
Rima

Jazzy Jemz said...

Wow! Those are so cute I love em!

The Stapelia Company said...

I love these little gardens! They're adorable. I'm getting ready to do some macro shots with little landscapes and I can take inspiration from the masters. :)

Little Jane St said...

too cute - and a lot less work:)

Polka Dot Rabbit said...

these are stunning! Never seen anything like them! wow!

Lisa said...

my beautiful, beautiful friend- my heart is overwhelmed with gratitude for the 'parcel' that arrived with me this morning- i have been having a tough week, but now, i am most certainly smiling.........
my gratitude is boundless Chrisy, thank you so much xxxxxx

skywind said...

Bobby's Tree House? LOL
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planettreasures said...

they are all so cute and fascinating.
I particularly like the one with the caravan.

Tori C. (The Sweet Jelly Bean) said...

I would like to live in one of these. So pretty!

Don said...

They are so cute. I think my Bonsai plants need a bit of treatment. I remember seeing a book about this long ago...pretty sure they were called 'Funsai' (fun bonsai) but a recent google search pulls up nothing. Bon(sigh)

jeannette stgermain said...

Thanks so much for sharing this - I really enjoyed these tiny gardens!

Y.O.Y.O. said...

Wow they are super adorable!!! I want one!!! Hahaha :)

flossy-p said...

Oh! I need one of these :)
I have just the pot too!

Tumble Fish Studio said...

These are fairy gardens if there ever were any. I would like to be a fairy with her own little Air Stream. Lovely enchanting post!