35 unique projects to make full use of any small space you may have, whether you live in the country or the city, Teeny Tiny Gardening is horticulture on the smallest of scales.
35 unique projects to make full use of any small space you may have, whether you live in the country or the city. Teeny Tiny Gardening is horticulture on the smallest of scales.
"Emma Hardy has created a book perfect for the novice gardener. Everything is broken down into simple steps, which makes it feel more like a DIY project than a gardening chore"—Design Sponge
No matter how tiny your space—indoor or outdoor, garden, yard, balcony, or even just a windowsill or tabletop—here you will find original, fun, and inspiring ideas. The 35 projects range from an elegant fern terrarium and a scented spring bulb basket to colorful woven bags and burlap sacks filled with cheerful summer blooms. There are edible gardens, including fruit bushes planted in catering-sized kitchen pans and a vertical garden of herbs grown on a wooden stepladder. You will find lots of ideas for using recycled and salvaged containers, such as a metal bathtub filled with vegetable plants, metal food cans used for an indoor garden of wildflowers, and a stack of wooden drawers filled with trailing plants. And at the teeniest end of the scale, there are even miniature tabletop gardens created in eggshells! Children can learn basic gardening skills, too, by following the step-by-step photos to make their own magical fairy garden or a mysterious dinosaur terrarium. Whether you are looking for ideas for all-year foliage or for a summer display of flowers, wanting to grow your own veggies and herbs, or needing to revamp your terrace, Teeny Tiny Gardening will provide you with all the inspiration and practical knowledge you need.
Emma Hardy is a keen gardener and an equally keen crafter. Emma’s gardening books for CICO include Small Summer Gardens, The Winter Garden, Teeny Tiny Gardening, and Tiny Tabletop Gardens; her craft books for CICO include Learn to Sew, Making Children's Clothes, Quilting in No Time, Hand-Crafted Cards, My First Sewing Machine Book, and My First Rock Painting Book. Married with two daughters, Emma lives in south London, UK.