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joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

February 26, 2010
11:08 PM

Post #7590185

This is what I've been working on this winter. I used a 24" X 19" selfwatering container from Gardeners Supply that is on wheels so I can move it to the porch when weather permits. The "black hole" is the future pond.

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joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

February 26, 2010
11:15 PM

Post #7590205

Over view of left side.

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joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

February 26, 2010
11:17 PM

Post #7590213

Over view of right side.

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joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

February 26, 2010
11:21 PM

Post #7590223

Fairies front yard. Lemonade anyone?

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joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

February 26, 2010
11:31 PM

Post #7590241

Site of future pond. The bridge is a piece of petrified wood I found.

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joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

February 26, 2010
11:35 PM

Post #7590255

Hope the faries move in soon 'cause they already have mail! Mail box is a shell I glued to a junction of small tree branches.

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joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

February 26, 2010
11:39 PM

Post #7590266

I woke up one cold winter morning and guess what? The fairies are here!

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joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

February 26, 2010
11:41 PM

Post #7590270

Fairy holding a yellow canary just like one I had.

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joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

February 26, 2010
11:43 PM

Post #7590273

Just love this Elf Fairy. The benches, table and chairs came from http://www.fairywoodland.com

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joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

February 26, 2010
11:45 PM

Post #7590276

Even the Hummingbirds are here. edited to say the fairy is looking at a tiny luna moth on the fence post.

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joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

February 26, 2010
11:50 PM

Post #7590290

I made the fairy house out of a birdhouse. Cut off the perch, made a door from popsicle sticks, branches, lichen. Glued lichen to the roof, and added a window from fairywoodland.com

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joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

February 26, 2010
11:53 PM

Post #7590298

I finally got the sand for the pond. I think it came out cute. Next time I'll put plastic under the sand as it stays damp. Everyone wants to touch the "water" for some reason!

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joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

February 26, 2010
11:56 PM

Post #7590306

This llittle fairy is sitting by a half barrell water garden. If you look closely you may can see the two goldfish. There is also an acorn bird house over her shoulder.

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joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

February 26, 2010
11:58 PM

Post #7590312

Close up of the Elf by the pond. Notice the fawn under the tree.

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joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

February 27, 2010
12:02 AM

Post #7590324

This is a bridge I made out of twigs for a future fairy garden. I was given two Dremel tools for Christmas! My family knows me! Well this is my container fairy garden pics for now. Hope everyone enjoys them. Hope to see all of yours as this terrible winter begins to turn to spring.

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sempervirens
Northern, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 27, 2010
11:51 PM

Post #7592982

Charming.

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

February 28, 2010
3:49 AM

Post #7593490

Thank you semp! I enjoyed doing it.
skeeler
Medina, OH

February 28, 2010
3:10 PM

Post #7594289

Love the elf and deer.

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

February 28, 2010
6:09 PM

Post #7594641

Thanks skeeler. Ya'll - I take constructive critisim very well. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can improve the fairy garden?
Decolores
Hillsborough, NC

March 2, 2010
12:01 AM

Post #7597952

What a lovely fairy garden...it's perfect! I can understand why those fairies moved in so quickly :-)
bugme
Barnesville, GA
(Zone 7b)

March 2, 2010
12:52 AM

Post #7598120

It is wonderful...what could you possibly improve on? You have some happy fairies already!

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

March 2, 2010
1:46 AM

Post #7598258

Thank you Decolores and bugme. I had so much fun planning and planting it. The pics were taken with my phone camera so they are blurry. I did another smaller fairy garden during one of my insomniac nights. I'll see if I can get the pic on the forum this weekend.
bugme
Barnesville, GA
(Zone 7b)

March 2, 2010
12:03 PM

Post #7599098

I did have one made in a large tufa trough and my grandson destroyed it! He was too young to realize it, he only wanted to drive little cars through it...LOL, boys will be boys! This year when it is re-done I'll keep it out of his reach.
goldfinch4
Ripon, WI
(Zone 4a)

March 2, 2010
2:10 PM

Post #7599322

That is so cute! Love all the small details like the acorn birdhouse, moth on the fence, etc. You really put a lot of work into it and did a fantastic job! The little bridge you made is adorable. Did you glue it together?

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

March 2, 2010
4:07 PM

Post #7599607

Thanks goldfinch for your kind words. I used Elmers wood glue for the bridge because the lable says indoor or outdoor uses, and none of the twigs have come loose. Just be sure and let it dry over night. I enjoy making things with my hands and I get REALLY excited over Dremel tools! :o)
goldfinch4
Ripon, WI
(Zone 4a)

March 3, 2010
4:16 PM

Post #7602331

My DH got me a rotary Dremel tool for Christmas a couple of years ago. It came with a huge set of attachments and carrying case. I can understand why you're excited - they're really nice!

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

March 3, 2010
9:03 PM

Post #7602925

Hey goldfinch4, I use my Dremel almost everyday! I've got so many accessories for it they have their own toolbox! I'm working on making a headboard out of twisted vines my friend found in the woods. Couln't do it without my trusty Dremel.

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

March 3, 2010
10:11 PM

Post #7603106

How lovely! Lucky fairies! Great job you did!

I have a fairy like yours. I love the flower fairies, I have several. This one is holding a green bird. I have a tiny green parrot named Chipper.

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phoebesviolets
Land of OZ, CT
(Zone 6a)

March 3, 2010
11:28 PM

Post #7603292

She looks just like you Sally! :-)

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

March 4, 2010
3:55 AM

Post #7603841

Hi Sally, Your pic with the little parrot in a previous thread is where I got the idea for the canary! Thanks for that by the way :o) I fell in love with your pic the first time I saw it. I enjoy googling "fairy gaardens" to get ideas. You inspire so many of us. I too love the Cicly Baker faries and had a box of them stolen from my porch the postman had left. (talked about it in a previous thread.) Broke my heart!
Sallysblooms
South, TX

March 5, 2010
5:46 PM

Post #7607407

Phoebe, she does look like me, hehe.

Joy, stealing your fairy mail. That is so awful!

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phoebesviolets
Land of OZ, CT
(Zone 6a)

March 5, 2010
6:42 PM

Post #7607523

:-)
gardengus
Flora, IN
(Zone 5a)

March 12, 2010
6:57 PM

Post #7624862

What a perfect little garden . Thank you for sharing.

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

April 9, 2010
3:23 AM

Post #7691162

I redid the fairy garden since it is now warm enough to go outside. Took out all the succulants except the jade "tree", added mini azaleas and dwarf mondo grass and moved a few things around a little. Also put in the bridge I made with twigs.

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joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

April 9, 2010
3:26 AM

Post #7691166

another

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joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

April 9, 2010
3:29 AM

Post #7691170

again

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joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

April 9, 2010
3:31 AM

Post #7691173

let me know if this is boring you...

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joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

April 9, 2010
3:37 AM

Post #7691178

last one

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

April 9, 2010
10:04 AM

Post #7692103

It is just precious, I love all of the pictures!
gardengus
Flora, IN
(Zone 5a)

April 9, 2010
4:17 PM

Post #7692946

Wonderfully detailed. Looks like a page from a story book.
Thank you for sharing :-)

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

April 10, 2010
10:02 AM

Post #7694446

Thankyou Sally and Gus. I love making the little gardens. Just don't have enough pots for all the ideas!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2011
9:49 PM

Post #8326873

ADORABLE!!!!
Buttoneer
Carlisle, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 28, 2011
6:48 PM

Post #8527316

What does that little white plastic container represent? I am trying to figure it out. Is it an outdoor latrine for the fairies? Is it a bird bath? I'm cornfused. Thanks.
FairyFarm
Kalama, WA

April 28, 2011
7:13 PM

Post #8527368

Great job Joyce. I love the little bridge. You are so talented to be able to make things like that.

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

April 29, 2011
12:25 PM

Post #8528599

Buttoneer,The container is one of the selfwatering ones from Gardeners Supply and the white plastic is where I add the water. It holds 4 gallons so I don't have to worry about it drying out if I'm gone for a few days or weeks. Just love it.
FairyFarm, thanks I have always enjoyed making things with my hands. I just try to mimic what I've seen or dream up. You should give it a try!

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