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Miniature Landscaping Tips and Tutorials
Dear Miniature Enthusiast,
This month, the Gazette takes a look at landscaping in the miniature world. From grass to trees, creating that perfect miniature yard or garden usually involves an ongoing search for those tiny garden treasures in 1:12 scale. We'll take a look at some inspiring miniature landscapes created by members of our Greenleaf family as well as some tips and techniques for where to find landscaping materials, and how to create some great lawns and gardens. So grab a glass of lemonade, sit back and join us as we take a look at some fabulous landscapes in miniature.
Editor in Chief
Landscaping in Miniature
By Deb Roberts
As miniaturists, we strive to put as much detail into our little homes as we can, but when it comes to the great outdoors, sometimes it's hard to get the landscaping details we want. Many miniaturists consider landscaping to be a challenge, but we're about to put that myth to rest and show you just how easy a miniature yard or garden can be!
Miniature Tree in a Planter
By Deb Roberts
One of the challenges to getting a mini tree to fit into a
landscape is that larger trees don't always want to
cooperate by standing up on their own. Unless you're
making a haunted house or a storm scene, having
your tree falling into the side of the house is less than
desirable. However, putting a planter around the tree
not only keeps the tree upright, but it adds charm, and
makes the tree a focal point of your landscaping
SusannaT's Flower Tutorial
By Susanna Tunturi-Anttila
Come and see how Susanna makes tiny paper roses that would be just as beautiful by any other name.
August's Featured Member of the Month - Meet SuzyQ!
By Teresa Martens
Suzanne (SuzyQ) has been a member of the Greenleaf Miniature Community since February 13, 2006. With 1,642 posts (and counting) Suzanne entertains us with her wry sense of humor and shows her warmth and compassion as a mother and mentor to girls less fortunate.
Suzanne entered into the world of miniatures at the
request of her fourteen year old daughter 'RayAnne'
who wanted a miniature doll house. They got on the
internet and started looking. RayAnne's granny and
papaw bought her 'The Garfield' by Greenleaf for
Christmas. That house has become their
Read more about Suzanne...
August Quick Tip
By By Irene Kealy
I always have WD-40 on hand...I like to use quick grip
for siding and we all know how messy that can be.
Really great for removing glue from anything like your
hands or especially if you get any of the plastic
windows. If you use a soft cloth it takes it right off
without scratching them.
If you would like to submit a Quick Tip to the Greenleaf
Gazette, please send an email with your tip to
firstname.lastname@example.org and include the
words "Quick Tip" in the subject line.
The Critter Corner!
If you please...
Ask any Siamese and they'll tell you that the entire
world belongs to them. Sapphire believes that her
human makes delightful miniature houses just for her
and she's chosen Greg's Magnolia for her nap. From
the look on her face, napping in a Magnolia may be
one of the greatest pleasures in life!
you Greg for sharing this picture of Sapphire.
Sapphire will receive a $25 gift certificate from
Petsmart for being August's critter of the month.
If you'd like to submit your pet's picture for
consideration for the Critter Corner, you can upload
pictures in the "Good Pets
acting bad!" or "Good Pets acting cute!"
galleries at the Greenleaf Forum.