My new fairy garden

Wiggins, MS(Zone 8b)

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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Over view of left side.

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Over view of right side.

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Fairies front yard. Lemonade anyone?

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

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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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Wiggins, MS(Zone 8b)

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

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Fairy holding a yellow canary just like one I had.

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Wiggins, MS(Zone 8b)

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

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Wiggins, MS(Zone 8b)

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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Wiggins, MS(Zone 8b)

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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Wiggins, MS(Zone 8b)

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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Wiggins, MS(Zone 8b)

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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Wiggins, MS(Zone 8b)

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

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Wiggins, MS(Zone 8b)

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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Northern, NJ(Zone 6b)

Charming.

Wiggins, MS(Zone 8b)

Thank you semp! I enjoyed doing it.

Medina, OH

Love the elf and deer.

Wiggins, MS(Zone 8b)

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

Hillsborough, NC

What a lovely fairy garden...it's perfect! I can understand why those fairies moved in so quickly :-)

Barnesville, GA(Zone 7b)

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

Wiggins, MS(Zone 8b)

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.

Barnesville, GA(Zone 7b)

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.

Ripon, WI(Zone 4a)

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?

Wiggins, MS(Zone 8b)

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)

Ripon, WI(Zone 4a)

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!

Wiggins, MS(Zone 8b)

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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South, TX

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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Land of OZ, CT(Zone 6a)

She looks just like you Sally! ^_^

Wiggins, MS(Zone 8b)

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!

South, TX

Phoebe, she does look like me, hehe.

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

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Land of OZ, CT(Zone 6a)

^_^

Flora, IN(Zone 5a)

What a perfect little garden . Thank you for sharing.

Wiggins, MS(Zone 8b)

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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Wiggins, MS(Zone 8b)

another

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again

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let me know if this is boring you...

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last one

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South, TX

It is just precious, I love all of the pictures!

Flora, IN(Zone 5a)

Wonderfully detailed. Looks like a page from a story book.
Thank you for sharing ^_^

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