Caring For Miniature Garden Plants

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These plants can actually be classified into three separate classes, which include the annuals, perennials and biennials. These categories can be further split into aquatic plants, woodland plants and shrubs.

Plants Are Very Popular In The World Of Water Garden

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Water Garden Plants These plants are very popular in the world of water gardens. If you have never seen one before, you should give it a try as they are very beautiful. The reason for this is because they look very similar to aquatic plants but they thrive better when they get full of water. This means that you will need to regularly water them. Most people choose flowers because they are easy to maintain and there is a huge range available at any garden centre.

woodland Garden Plants Some of the plants here are actually more rare than the water garden variety. They are the trees and shrubs that we usually see growing in thickets or in parks. The foliage of these types of plants are very fine and it is hard to differentiate one from another. It is best if you can take a group photo of a few plants and then check the image to see if they are all identical.

Shrubs Plant

A vase of flowers on a plant

Shrubs Plants are another popular choice and with good reason. They add an element of decoration to your garden and at the same time provide comfort and relaxation. Shrubs can be used to cover large areas as well as being attractive features on their own. They can be used to improve the look of your lawn or driveway.

Biennials These plants are normally grown as cuttings or seedlings. They are a great option for any kind of garden with the only limitation being the area that you have available for them to grow. These plants can be used in many different ways such as borders, planters and walling. They are also very easy to take care of and usually grow quite well even in poor soil conditions.

Annuals These plants are best planted in the spring as they will get the most needed sunlight. When you plant annuals you need to make sure that they are placed in direct sunlight or partial shade. This will help prevent the growth of weeds. They will also require less attention than the shrubs. They will however require more water as well as being better drought resistant.


Perennials These are plants that can be brought back each year as they are perennials. Perennials are great for the person who likes to plant seeds to grow in the garden. The only downside with these plants is that they will need to be watered often and may take some time to return to full size.

Varieties There are several miniature plants that fall into this category. One of the most popular miniature plants is of course the Christmas cactus. These cactuses are available in a wide variety of colors and they do very well as decorative plants around the home. Other varieties include the Boston fern, Dutchman’s pipe, Hawaiian Umbrella, Japanese Anemone, Leathery Pennywhistle, Meconopsis, Mimosa, Peony, Pineapplemint, Rubberwood, Shasta Pearl and Super Bells. Miniature gardening is not only limited to plants. There are many other items such as ornament pieces, planters and rocks that can be found in the miniature garden.

Last Words

Care For Minature Garden Plants Some of the more common diseases of plants grown in the garden include aphids, scale, spider mites, red spider mites and borers. These pests do not only attack the plant on which they feed, they also cause damage to the foliage and roots of the plants. To protect the plants against these pests, one has to make sure that they are sprayed with pesticides at regular intervals.

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