The Holly and Ivy World of Miniature Christmas Gardens

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Though the holiday season may be upon us, tis usually not the season for gardening. At least if you live where I do when it’s more likely that your garden will usually have dead stuff that you had to clean out in the fall. I mean winter gardens are usually not much to look at unless you live in the tropics. Then it doesn’t really look right since winter is a time for snow. And snow usually happens at cold temperatures which plants don’t do well in. Anyway, since miniature gardens are usually in containers, this isn’t a problem for people who are into them. In fact, it’s not uncommon for people to decorate their own mini gardens with a holiday touch or make Christmas mini gardens of their own. If you don’t believe me, you can find a lot of places selling miniature garden stuff online. And yes, many of these use fake snow for a more wintry atmosphere. So for your reading pleasure, I give you an assortment of Christmas miniature garden to bring you holiday cheer this season.

  1. The star must always go on top of the tree.
And I see the tree here is resplendently decorated. Love the red bow. The horse wreath is nice, too.

And I see the tree here is resplendently decorated. Love the red bow. The horse wreath is nice, too.

2. A nativity scene in your miniature garden keeps the spirit of the season.

It's even better if you have a dirt ground and a twig stable. Still, this is lovely.

It’s even better if you have a dirt ground and a twig stable. Still, this is lovely.

3. Mini gardens with multiple layers should always look festive.

Love how this garden has angels and a richly decorated archway. Very much in the Christmas spirit of things.

Love how this garden has angels and a richly decorated archway. Very much in the Christmas spirit of things.

4. Evergreen trees and snow always make a great Christmas landscape.

The tree on this one only has a red star. But you have to like the snowman and the sleigh full of gifts.

The tree on this one only has a red star. But you have to like the snowman and the sleigh full of gifts.

5. Sometimes a few holiday decorations is all you need.

This one just includes presents in an urn, a snowman, and a wreath. All in all, it's holiday simplicity.

This one just includes presents in an urn, a snowman, and a wreath. All in all, it’s holiday simplicity.

6. You don’t have a Christmas mini garden unless you have lights.

The tree in this garden has red lights all over it. And there's even a tree in the house.

The tree in this garden has red lights all over it. And there’s even a tree in the house.

7. It’s always great to have stockings and presents at the tree.

This one has stockings hung at the tree as well as gifts on a sled nearby. There is even a deer in the snow.

This one has stockings hung at the tree as well as gifts on a sled nearby. There is even a deer in the snow.

8. Tis the season to deck the halls inside and out.

This one has lights on the house as well as candy canes and a sled on a frozen pond. Like the wreath on the table.

This one has lights on the house as well as candy canes and a sled on a frozen pond. Like the wreath on the table.

9. A mirror always makes a great frozen pond.

This one also includes snow covered church as well as a wreath. All in all, lovely.

This one also includes snow covered church as well as a wreath. All in all, lovely.

10. Make sure your mini garden tree is richly decorated for the season.

Helps if the bush has red bows, too. Not to mention, the gifts near the tree bring an extra holiday touch.

Helps if the bush has red bows, too. Not to mention, the gifts near the tree bring an extra holiday touch.

11. In a miniature garden, you can still have a snowman without the snow.

But it would still resemble a lawn decoration. Still, love the wreath on the chair.

But it would still resemble a lawn decoration. Still, love the wreath on the chair.

12. You can always have a birdbath near a decorated tree.

This one looks quaint. Normally, you couldn't do this outdoors. But in mini gardens, go right ahead.

This one looks quaint. Normally, you couldn’t do this outdoors. But in mini gardens, go right ahead.

13. Sometimes all it takes are a few shiny red baubles.

Yet, in this case the baubles have to be small to be near the church. So do the snow covered evergreen trees.

Yet, in this case the baubles have to be small to be near the church. So do the snow covered evergreen trees.

14. To bring in the spirit of the season, just add a few small baubles.

Yes, a few shiny baubles are all you need. These ones have gold decoration on them, too.

Yes, a few shiny baubles are all you need. These ones have gold decoration on them, too.

15. Even Santa has to stop by to admire the gnome’s decorations.

There's even some semblance of a gingerbread house, too. Like the lights on the trees and the tire swing though.

There’s even some semblance of a gingerbread house, too. Like the lights on the trees and the tire swing though.

16. Snowmen can make any place seem like a home.

This one even includes a tree with a present. And it's mostly covered with snow (which is fake naturally).

This one even includes a tree with a present. And it’s mostly covered with snow (which is fake naturally).

17. For a holiday mini garden, just add decorations.

Yes, a lot of this seems to be out of proportion. But that's how mini gardens are sometimes. Love the wreaths.

Yes, a lot of this seems to be out of proportion. But that’s how mini gardens are sometimes. Love the wreaths.

18. Sometimes all you just have to do is decorate the tree.

Well, this one isn't as nice as the others I've shown. But it's pretty enough.

Well, this one isn’t as nice as the others I’ve shown. But it’s pretty enough.

19. Outdoor decorations should always be in the spirit of the season.

This one uses a Christmas wreath and other holiday touches. So simple yet so quaint.

This one uses a Christmas wreath and other holiday touches. So simple yet so quaint.

20. When in doubt, go with a peppermint candy trail.

Well, it gives it a sweet charm. Though the tree doesn't look real.

Well, it gives it a sweet charm. Though the tree doesn’t look real.

21. A miniature Christmas garden should always have a fence with candy canes.

A tree decked in baubles also helps as well. So does having it covered in snow.

A tree decked in baubles also helps as well. So does having it covered in snow.

22. Sometimes a few decorations can make a winter wonderland.

This one just has a star on the tree and a red archway with a snowflake. So it didn't take much.

This one just has a star on the tree and a red archway with a snowflake. So it didn’t take much.

23. To bring the Christmas spirit, sometimes you just have to deck the arch way.

Well, there's a snow covered tree here, too. But you have to love the wreaths and the garland.

Well, there’s a snow covered tree here, too. But you have to love the wreaths and the garland.

24. A tree and angel should always be at the center.

Well, the angel here has a wreath around its head. The tree is snow covered but looks fake.

Well, the angel here has a wreath around its head. The tree is snow covered but looks fake.

25. During the Christmas season nothing beats a gingerbread house.

Also helps if it includes a peppermint candy patio. Love the tree and lights though.

Also helps if it includes a peppermint candy patio. Love the tree and lights though.

26. Having green plants in the background gives an evergreen atmosphere for the holiday season.

This one uses decor that's in a similar style. Yet, Santa seems bigger than this house.

This one uses decor that’s in a similar style. Yet, Santa seems bigger than this house.

27. Sometimes all you need are a couple of Santa hats.

And this is all what this garden has for Christmas decorations. Well, there's still cotton snow though.

And this is all what this garden has for Christmas decorations. Well, there’s still cotton snow though.

28. You can always have lights and presents on a Christmas tree.

You can even have a wreath on the tool shed. Still, it must be beautiful when it's lit up at night.

You can even have a wreath on the tool shed. Still, it must be beautiful when it’s lit up at night.

29. Sometimes a small tree can do just as well.

But you might not use as many decorations though. Still, like the red ribbons.

But you might not use as many decorations though. Still, like the red ribbons.

30. This tree mini garden takes the blue ribbon.

This one even has stars surrounding it. All it needs is snow in my opinion.

This one even has stars surrounding it. All it needs is snow in my opinion.

31. Of course, some miniature Christmas gardens can go all out on a whole wagon.

This one has a whole village with a train below and lighted garland roof. Not to mention, you have to love the lighted star.

This one has a whole village with a train below and lighted garland roof. Not to mention, you have to love the lighted star.

32. Sometimes gravel is all you need to create a winter wonderland.

This one has a snowman as well as a bench with gifts. all in all, it's adorable.

This one has a snowman as well as a bench with gifts. all in all, it’s adorable.

33. A few red decorations can always make the season bright.

Not sure what I think about the tree. But I do think the shiny holly berries make a nice touch.

Not sure what I think about the tree. But I do think the shiny holly berries make a nice touch.

34. You can be festive for the holidays even within a small space.

This is of the tea cup garden variety which is small. Still, like the candy cane lamp post.

This is of the tea cup garden variety which is small. Still, like the candy cane lamp post.

35. The more greenery in your miniature Christmas garden the better.

This one has a tower decorated with a wreath and garlands. Also like the tree.

This one has a tower decorated with a wreath and garlands. Also like the tree.

36. How about a little Santa hat in the shrubs?

This one also has a pile of snowballs and red ribbons on the archway. Simple but lovely.

This one also has a pile of snowballs and red ribbons on the archway. Simple but lovely.

37. Fans of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer will adore this miniature garden.

However, the Christmas special is a lot weirder than you know. It's kind of like Lord of the Rings made for kids on acid.

However, the Christmas special is a lot weirder than you know. It’s kind of like Lord of the Rings made for kids on acid.

38. Beads and lights really bring out the beauty in a tree.

Both tree and shrub seem to have a lot of beads on it. The lights also look pretty.

Both tree and shrub seem to have a lot of beads on it. The lights also look pretty.

39. A holiday house should always have some seasonal trimmings.

This one doesn't use a lot of decorations. But you have to admire the snow on the roof.

This one doesn’t use a lot of decorations. But you have to admire the snow on the roof.

40. A lighted tree is great next to a quaint Christmas cottage.

Well, the house is certainly in the Christmas spirit. Love the lighted tree.

Well, the house is certainly in the Christmas spirit. Love the lighted tree.

41. A gingerbread house should be between two lit trees.

This one has trees side by side that have lights in each of them. For all I can say, this is beautiful.

This one has trees side by side that have lights in each of them. For all I can say, this is beautiful.

42. A gingerbread house in a miniature garden is surely sweet.

This one is surrounded by candy canes and holly berries. Like the gingerbread man.

This one is surrounded by candy canes and holly berries. Like the gingerbread man.

43. It always looks a lot like Christmas when you stick a few candy canes in the ground.

Like how the house is made to resemble a fairy abode with a petal roof. Of course, it has candy cane decoration as well.

Like how the house is made to resemble a fairy abode with a petal roof. Of course, it has candy cane decoration as well.

44. Seems like Santa has made a stop here.

Well, there aren't a lot of reindeer here but that can be forgiven. Also, not a lot of snow either.

Well, there aren’t a lot of reindeer here but that can be forgiven. Also, not a lot of snow either.

45. Of course, you can always spend Christmas at the beach.

This one has Santa's hat and boots near a chair. It's as if Santa has been here.

This one has Santa’s hat and boots near a chair. It’s as if Santa has been here.

46. Sometimes a from the archway is all you need.

Well, this one uses a few non-traditional Christmas motifs like a mistletoe lantern and sled. Either way it gives a rustic impression.

Well, this one uses a few non-traditional Christmas motifs like a mistletoe lantern and sled. Either way it gives a rustic impression.

47. The presents will be at the wreathed lantern.

This one includes 2 deer which I know wouldn't be used for Santa's sleigh. It also has a snowman.

This one includes 2 deer which I know wouldn’t be used for Santa’s sleigh. It also has a snowman.

48. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in this fairy village.

You just have to look closer just to get my drift. But it certainly resembles a fairy tale forest.

You just have to look closer just to get my drift. But it certainly resembles a fairy tale forest.

49. All this miniature garden needs is a few candy canes and lights.

The lights on this one seem to be rather small. Makes me wonder about what bulbs they get if any of them go out.

The lights on this one seem to be rather small. Makes me wonder about what bulbs they get if any of them go out.

50. A well decorated Christmas tree always makes the season bright.

This one even has a wooden reindeer. Still, really love the bows and lights.

This one even has a wooden reindeer. Still, really love the bows and lights.

51. A richly decorated Christmas tree should always have presents below it.

Well, this is just a lonely tree near a road. Still, you can't hate how it's decorated or the presents.

Well, this is just a lonely tree near a road. Still, you can’t hate how it’s decorated or the presents.

52. In a miniature garden, a Christmas tree really has to light up.

And yes, it certainly shines bright at night as you see here. Still, got to love the decorations.

And yes, it certainly shines bright at night as you see here. Still, got to love the decorations.

53. A bonsai can easily make a Christmas tree as any evergreen.

This bonsai tree even has a bow and beads around it. And it goes nicely with the red chair.

This bonsai tree even has a bow and beads around it. And it goes nicely with the red chair.

54. Sometimes all it takes is a Christmas tree with colorful lights.

This one has presents, a tree, Santa, and baubles on a pot. Like the white bench and table though.

This one has presents, a tree, Santa, and baubles on a pot. Like the white bench and table though.

55. Sometimes cotton is sufficient for a blanket of snow.

After all, it's fluffy. Yet, in this garden, it doesn't seem to cover everything in sight.

After all, it’s fluffy. Yet, in this garden, it doesn’t seem to cover everything in sight.

56. A gingerbread house must always have a Christmas tree with candy canes nearby.

And it's an especially colorful gingerbread house, too. The candy cane bench is perfect.

And it’s an especially colorful gingerbread house, too. The candy cane bench is perfect.

57. Seems like this small garden has a few trees in order.

This one has Santa, two presents, and a candy cane chair. Doesn't seem like much, but it'll do.

This one has Santa, two presents, and a candy cane chair. Doesn’t seem like much, but it’ll do.

58. A plain stone house should always have some light decorations.

This one even has a gingerbread house as well as fairies in the snow. So lovely.

This one even has a gingerbread house as well as fairies in the snow. So lovely.

59. For a Christmas mini garden you can always go with a single candy cane.

This one also has a few decorations on it as well. But the lone candy cane stands out.

This one also has a few decorations on it as well. But the lone candy cane stands out.

60. Seems like the snow isn’t long for this garden.

Guess they didn't have a lot of cotton. But you have to admire the snowman on this one. Like the plaid house.

Guess they didn’t have a lot of cotton. But you have to admire the snowman on this one. Like the plaid house.

61. Sometimes you can use normal baubles for a Christmas mini garden.

You can also see a Christmas tree with green beads. Love the owl which I think is a hoot.

You can also see a Christmas tree with green beads. Love the owl which I think is a hoot.

62. Christmas decorations always look lovely on brass furniture.

The arch and bench are covered in tinsel and bows. The arch even has lights.

The arch and bench are covered in tinsel and bows. The arch even has lights.

63. Orange and blue look good on a Christmas tree.

Yet, there seems to be presents all around as well. Seems like an idyllic scene for the holiday season.

Yet, there seems to be presents all around as well. Seems like an idyllic scene for the holiday season.

64. For those who opt for a blue Christmas, this is the miniature garden for you.

This one also has blue star signs like the last one. But this garden includes snow and a lawn chair.

This one also has blue star signs like the last one. But this garden includes snow and a lawn chair.

65. Looks like Santa is taking his gig outdoors this time.

Yes, this one has a girl on Santa's lap. And she's not wearing a coat in the snow at all.

Yes, this one has a girl on Santa’s lap. And she’s not wearing a coat in the snow at all.

66. A layered pot tends to have Santa on a ledge.

And Santa seems to be bigger than that house. And so does the North Pole.

And Santa seems to be bigger than that house. And so does the North Pole.

67. A Christmas fairy village should always have lights.

And the lights seem to be along the fence. Yet, you can see the decorations if you look more closely.

And the lights seem to be along the fence. Yet, you can see the decorations if you look more closely.

68. A skinny light Christmas tree is always better than none.

Well, it seems to take a form of an overgrown bush. Like the bow at the top.

Well, it seems to take a form of an overgrown bush. Like the bow at the top.

69. It’s always nice to relax around a peppermint patio.

There's not much snow. But the peppermint bench, table, and stools surely bring in the holiday spirit.

There’s not much snow. But the peppermint bench, table, and stools surely bring in the holiday spirit.

70. Fairies always seem to frolic near a frozen pond.

This one uses poinsettias that make an ideal Christmas garden addition. And not just miniature ones either.

This one uses poinsettias that make an ideal Christmas garden addition. And not just miniature ones either.

71. There’s nothing like an angel that shows peace on earth, good will toward men.

This one even has a nice little golden church on a hill. Still, it's quite lovely with the snowflakes.

This one even has a nice little golden church on a hill. Still, it’s quite lovely with the snowflakes.

72. I call this one, “Snowmen on the Rocks.”

Because the snowmen don't seem to be near any snow. Yet, they seem to exist.

Because the snowmen don’t seem to be near any snow. Yet, they seem to exist.

73. A holiday miniature garden like this comes with all the trimmings.

This one seems to have a lot in it. Yet, it seems to become its own winter wonderland.

This one seems to have a lot in it. Yet, it seems to become its own winter wonderland.

74. How about including a poinsettia to kick off the Christmas spirit?

And yes, a pointsettia is included. Whether it's real or fake, I can't decide.

And yes, a pointsettia is included. Whether it’s real or fake, I can’t decide.

75. Of course if a pink Christmas suits your fancy, this miniature garden is for you.

It even has a pink trail as well as purple baubles. Certainly to brighten your season with cheer.

It even has a pink trail as well as purple baubles. Certainly to brighten your season with cheer.

76. Of course, you can always go with a white Christmas tree.

Yet, there doesn't seem to be a lot of snow in this one. But it has a lot of Christmas decorations that there should be.

Yet, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of snow in this one. But it has a lot of Christmas decorations that there should be.

77. A Christmas miniature garden like this is a perfect winter wonderland.

Now this is a garden with all the Christmas trimmings. All it needs is a decorated tree and it's all set.

Now this is a garden with all the Christmas trimmings. All it needs is a decorated tree and it’s all set.

78. In a winter wonderland like this, you’ll find a tree of gold somewhere.

And here it is within a tower. Bet it's to protect it from the snowy weather. Love it.

And here it is within a tower. Bet it’s to protect it from the snowy weather. Love it.

79. You can decorate a miniature Christmas tree with whatever you have at home.

And this one seems to be decorated this way. Nice that it has Santa's sack and presents.

And this one seems to be decorated this way. Nice that it has Santa’s sack and presents.

80. A Christmas miniature garden like this should have a big bushy tree with all the trimmings.

Yeah, it looks similar to some of the previous ones I've shown in this post. Yet, it seems more like something you'd put on a Christmas card.

Yeah, it looks similar to some of the previous ones I’ve shown in this post. Yet, it seems more like something you’d put on a Christmas card.

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