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Mini Landscapes Inspired by Skylands

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Decorating with flowers and plants at Skylands, Martha's home in Maine, provides endless opportunities for experimentation. Creating mini landscapes in Martha's vast collection of faux bois containers is one of my favorite things to do. Take a look.

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Step 1: Lay down sheets to protect the floor.

1 Step 1: Lay down sheets to protect the floor.

Step 2: Fill birdbath with bubble wrap.

2 Step 2: Fill birdbath with bubble wrap.

Step 3: Collect moss, ferns, saplings, and rocks from the property –– they will be returned later.

3 Step 3: Collect moss, ferns, saplings, and rocks from the property –– they will be returned later.

Step 4: Begin to create a mini landscape by placing the various elements together.

4 Step 4: Begin to create a mini landscape by placing the various elements together.

Nestling rocks amongst the mosses adds color and texture.

5 Nestling rocks amongst the mosses adds color and texture.

Voila! The finished product.

6 Voila! The finished product.

A variation on the theme.

7 A variation on the theme.

This one is in a Pewter punch bowl.

8 This one is in a Pewter punch bowl.

Tools of the trade. Not pictured, but one of the most important is a spray bottle to mist the mini landscapes daily.

9 Tools of the trade. Not pictured, but one of the most important is a spray bottle to mist the mini landscapes daily.

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Comments (3)

  • Beautiful mini landscape Love!

  • Thank you Kevin for the previous posts about your trip to Italy, the photos are beautiful and the places are stunning. I love Italy!

  • Love these! Would love to try something like this this weekend with my birdbath!

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