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Marque Cornblatt of Gomi Style crafted these sweet miniature gardens in Altoids tins. Marque used tiny succulent cuttings and small herbs in organic potting soil, and suggests misting them a few times a day. My favorite is the little garden he made for Buddha:
marque buddha lotus11.jpg
There are tons of cool project ideas that involve Altoids tins, and this is a great twist.

Goli Mohammadi

Goli Mohammadi

I’m a word nerd who loves to geek out on how emerging technology affects the lexicon. When not fawning over perfect word choices, I can be found on the nearest mountain, looking for untouched powder fields and ideal alpine lakes.

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  • Jeannette

    Where did you get that amazing buddha???

  • Caleb

    What plants specifically are pictured? I would love to see a slightly detailed tutorial and have these on my own desk

  • Anonymous

    it’s cute, but DO NOT MIST SUCCULENTS! Are you crazy? They will rot and die. give them maybe a few droplets of water once a week.
    Herbs probably will want misting.