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Gardening in Miniature Book

Gardening in Miniature Book
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In Gardening in Miniature, Janit Calvo provides a guide to creating lush small-scale gardens that are tons of fun! It features step-by-step instructions including scaled down garden designs, techniques for creating tiny hardscapes, miniature garden care and maintenance, tips on choosing containers, how to buy the right plant and where to find life-like accessories. Perfect for crafting the most adorable fairy gardens!

Gardening in Miniature: Create Your Own Tiny Living World
• Written by Janit Calvo
• A guide to creating lush small-scale gardens
• Step-by-step instructions that features designs, tips and techniques
• Perfect for crafting whimsical fairy gardens!

Paperback, 256 pages

5.0 (based on 2 customer reviews)

By 3dogsmom
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I gave this to a friend for Christmas and she absolutely loved it! It was a very large book, full of many ideas.

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By DoBeMe
Loved it! It's perfect!
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I've bought several miniature fairy garden books but this one really stands out as being the best. Highly recommended. It's the perfect inspiration while I wait for spring. Can't wait to get started now!

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The Olla: A Brief History

Olla (Spanish, pronounced “oh-ya”) jars have been around since ancient times. Made of unglazed ceramic, ollas traditionally have short, narrow necks with wider bodies, and are made in a variety of shapes. They have been used for thousands of years for cooking, storage, and plant irrigation.

When used to irrigate plants, an olla is buried neck-deep in the ground near a plant’s roots, with the opening of the olla extended above the soil so that it can be filled with water periodically. The porous walls of the unglazed pottery allow the water to seep through gradually, constantly and consistently hydrating the plants without overwatering them – and without wasting precious water to evaporation or runoff.

The use of ollas for irrigation was introduced to the American Southwest by Spanish conquistadors during Colonial times, becoming very common among Native American tribes and Hispanic settlers. Though the technique gave way to more modern methods of irrigation some time ago, its superior efficiency, coupled with its simplicity, has caused it to make a comeback. Though the technique has changed little since its introduction, today’s ollas are usually capped off, making them even more water-efficient.

Perfect for home gardens, Ollas are a super-easy, eco-friendly, less time-consuming way to water annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables and plants of all kinds in dry, sandy soil, very hot or drought-prone areas, raised beds, and even pots, planters and hanging baskets. Fill the olla before you leave on a short vacation to enjoy worry-free watering – and a smaller water bill!

How it Works:

Water is pulled directly through the terra-cotta!

Read more about Ollas on our blog.

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