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A whimsical book with beautiful photos and clear directions on how to create, plant and care for your very own miniature gardens.
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What Makes this Book Different from Other Miniature Garden Books?  

Anne of Green Gardens: Miniature Gardening was written using my knowledge as a horticulturalist and my experiences designing and planting my very own miniature gardens. 

I’ve taken the guess work out of the process and written a step-by-step gardening guidebook complete with photos and sketches to inspire you along the way. 

Find Tips on How to:

  • Choose a miniature garden theme
  • Sketch your garden design
  • Select the plants for your garden
  • Correctly plant the plants in your garden
  • Choose fun accessories
  • Care for your miniature garden
Tiny gardeners love to garden too!
Tiny gardeners love to garden too!

Miniature Gardens Aren't Just for the Fairies!

You can create one of the gardens from the concept sketches or photos or come up with your own garden theme. The possibilities are as endless as your imagination!

But I Don’t Have a Green Thumb!

Miniature gardening is a hobby where everyone can be successful! I've demystified one of the reasons gardeners often kill plants and revealed how to prevent it. In fact, this book may give you several “aha!” moments and lead you down the pathway towards a green thumb. 

I still had to include a fairy garden...
I still had to include a fairy garden...

Pictures! Tell Me About the Pictures!

The book will be beautifully illustrated with full color photographs of some of my own gardens as well as gardens of my friends. I've also included a plant guide with photos of recommended plants.

Where the Money Goes

  • $1200 for 250 books 
  • $100 for shipping 
  • $250 fun prizes (and shipping)
  • $250 to graphics designer/photographer Holly Guenther 
  • $150 to video company (Tales by Firelight) 
  • $100 Kickstarter Fees 

Risks and challenges

This is my first Kickstarter. The book is complete so my biggest challenge will be marketing it. I plan to promote the book on my website, my Facebook page and at local farmers markets, garden shows and garden clubs. I’m also friends with several independent garden center owners who have indicated interest in the book.

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    Above prizes plus an third copy of Anne of Green Gardens: Miniature Gardening and an Anne of Green Gardens mug perfect for sipping your favorite beverage.

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    Above prizes plus a fourth copy of Anne of Green Gardens: Miniature Gardening, and an Anne of Green Gardens apron, great for preparing dishes with produce right out of your garden.

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