A Pixie Blue miniature African violet blooms beneath a canopy of rabbit’s-foot fern. The dual-level pot was sculpted and planted to represent a miniature forest floor. Pearlwort growing at the base visually melds the pot with its 6-inch saucer.
A raised trough and a hanging pot filled with tiny ferns give depth to a miniature patio scene. A standard-sized fuchsia, kept root-bound in a 1-inch pot, is trained to simulate a tree (right). The clay brick path leads past a miniature African violet.
Looking like an egg-filled nest, a ringlet of ground-hugging Japanese garden junipers circles ocean-washed stones called popples in a Massachusetts garden. The dark rock is lava and the path edging is cedar-post sections.