Step 1: Choose your favorite plants. Miniature conifers or evergreens work best because they grow slow - some growing as slow as an inch a year - they will be happy in a container for years to come. Mixing groundcovers and small succulent plants in with the evergreens is fun to do also.
Step 2: Choose your container. You can create a mini evergreen garden in any container you choose - but shallower containers work best.
Step 3: Place a coffee filter over the hole at the bottom of the pot to keep the new soil in place.
Step 4: Add potting soil in the container 2/3 of the way full.
Step 5: Place your plants in the container, and fill in with soil around them.
Step 6: To create more of a miniature landscape look. Add rocks, placed in a way that appears as a natural rock might.
Step 7: Layer pebbles, small rocks or moss on top of the soil.
Step 8: Water in your container garden thoroughly. Then place it in your garden. This garden will prefer morning sun and afternoon shade.
1 - Bowl 18 - 24 inches wide (be sure the bowl has drainage holes)
3 - Dwarf Evergreen shrubs (We carry a variety of evergreens - mix and match the ones that you like)
1 - Dwarf Groundcover
1 - bag Potting Soil
1 - bag pebbles
1 - box E.B. Stone Sure Start
A - Hemlock 'Abbot's Pygmy'
B - Dwarf Cryptomeria
C - 'Golden Sprite' Hinoki Cypress >
D - Leptinella 'Platt's Black'