ERRORS AND OMISSIONS

I’m compiling this by myself and I’m my own editor – which really means I’m too close to it to see any of my errors yet. Please let me know if I’ve missed anything (besides a gamut of plants that I have yet to post,) have anything wrong or need to add any insight catered to us. You can either email me, leave a note in the comments or in the forum. Thank you in advance! 

Miniature Garden Plant Directory

\MNo, it’s not the Sistine Chapel, it’s our Miniature Garden Plant Directory! It’s not as polished as I would like it to be but until they make a directory-plugin that I can you to make into a proper plant database, at least we can “see” the miniature garden plants that we can use with success in our miniature gardens.

This is a “Work in Progress” and I have many more plants to include in this directory. Let me know if you need any answers about any plant – listed here or not. Use the comment form on this page or the forums.

First Things First:

The list of trees we can use for miniature gardening can be quite extensive, depending upon where you live so remember to choose WHERE you want the garden to grow before you start looking for plants. Remember: “Right plant in the right place for success!”

  1. Find your planting zone (Google “USDA planting zone + your zip code or ask me.)
  2. Choose the spot (indoor, outdoor..)
  3. Figure out the light (Sun, part sun, shade, indoor bright indirect…?)

Remember the anchor point – a taller tree that will anchor the garden bed. Then layer-down from there. Choose a middle layer, then the lower, ground cover level. If you are doing a small pot, just be sure that the main tree, or anchor point, isn’t too tall. It’ll look to stark. More design tips are in the first Gardening in Miniature book but I’ll put them in this site too as I’ve developed more since the book was published in 2013.

How to Use this Directory

You can look up the plants by your zone, by the light or by the plant-family. However you do it, you’ll see underneath each plant name more details that will help you zero-in on the plants that will suit your spot.  Click into the plant name to see photos and details of the plant. I’m working on getting photos of each plant shown in a miniature garden so you can really see it “in action.” 

ERRORS AND OMISSIONS: I’m compiling this by myself and I’m my own editor – which really means I’m too close to it to see any of my errors yet. Please let me know if I’ve missed anything, have anything wrong or need to add any insight catered to us. You can either email me, leave a note in the comments or in the forum. Thank you in advance! 

 

Corsican Sandwort

Bugleweed

Miniature Daisies

Star Creeper, Blue, Dark Blue, White

Hens and Chicks

Red Thyme

Elfin Thyme

Cranesbill

Brass Buttons

Fairy Vine

Baby Tears

Dwarf Mondo Grass

Concorde Japanese Barberry

Valley Cushion Dwarf Mugo Pine

Mops Mugo Pine

Hedgehog Miniature White Spruce

Tompa Miniature Norway Spruce

Pixie Dwarf Alberta Spruce

Pixie Dust Dwarf Alberta Spruce

Little Gem Dwarf Norway Spruce

Jean’s Dilly Dwarf Spruce

Humpty Dumpty Dwarf Alberta Spruce

Elf Dwarf Alberta Spruce

Achat Dwarf Spruce

Blue Planet Miniature Spruce

Variegated English Boxwood

True Dwarf English Boxwood

Kingsville Dwarf Boxwood

Justin Brouwers Dwarf Boxwood

Green Velvet Boxwood

Strieb’s Findling Cotoneaster

Sky Pencil Japanese Holly

Seiju Dwarf Lacebark Elm

Helmond Pillar Barberry

Graham Blandy Boxwood

Moonfrost Canada Hemlock

Miniature Canada Hemlock

Loowit Japanese Hemlock

Huss Dwarf Canada Hemlock

Horsford Dwarf Canadian Hemlock

Hornbeck Canadian Hemlock

Gracilis Japanese Hemlock

Rock Garden Hybrid Holly

Jervis Canada Hemlock

Cole’s Prostrate Canada Hemlock

Abbott’s Pygmy Canada Hemlock

Chirimen Hinoki Cypress

Thoweil Hinoki Cypress

Sunny Swirl Hinoki Cypress

Nana Miniature Hinoki Cypress

Golden Dwarf Hinoki Cypress

Gemstone Hinoki Cypress

Tsatsumi Dwarf Twisted Hinoki

Baldwin Hinoki Cypress

Jean Iseli Dwarf Hinoki Cypress

Butter Ball Hinoki Cypress

Golden Sprite Hinoki Cypress

Fernspray Gold Cypress