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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 21, 2011
3:08 PM

Post #8322936

I notice there is not a lot of traffic on this forum...we need to remedy that!

My daughter (who's 4) wants to do a fairy garden so I'll be doing one this spring over near my shade garden.

Here's what I bought so far...

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 21, 2011
3:09 PM

Post #8322938

Bought this on Ebay.
First door came broken so I got a replacement with some extras thrown in

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 21, 2011
3:09 PM

Post #8322940

Windows

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 21, 2011
3:12 PM

Post #8322944

and the plants I ordered so far...
http://www.bluestoneperennials.com/b/bp/AJCCS.html
http://www.bluestoneperennials.com/b/bp/FEDLP.html
http://www.bluestoneperennials.com/b/bp/GESWS.html

with more to buy

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 21, 2011
3:12 PM

Post #8322945

This is going to become VERY addictive
ZoarGardener
Bolivar, OH

January 21, 2011
3:39 PM

Post #8322986

Cute! And you are right, it will become addictive! I did my first one last spring and was quickly hooked!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 22, 2011
10:01 PM

Post #8325198

Question?????

When using miniature furniture for the gardens do you spray it with first(with Krylon or another) so it will last outside for awhile?
ZoarGardener
Bolivar, OH

January 23, 2011
5:48 AM

Post #8325458

The furniture I bought for my gardens was all some kind of metal. I did nothing to protect it and it has developed a rusty patina (which I am enjoying) I have one pot that I left outside for the winter and I did remove the accessories from that. Maybe someone with more experience at this would be more helpful.

Sundownr

Sundownr
(Bev) Wytheville, VA
(Zone 6a)

January 23, 2011
7:43 PM

Post #8326771

flowAjen,
You have some beautiful pieces to start with!!! I agree the miniature gardens are addictive, but they don't take up much space, lol. Well, unless you decide to build a mini-community. They're a lot of fun and bring out the child in all of us too, I think. It will be a great project to share with your little one!

Have fun!!!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2011
9:32 PM

Post #8326860

Just ordered some more plants, I'm thinking I have to do a fairy village...LOL
HOSTA Little Jay
HOSTA Frosted Mouse Ears
ASTILBE crispa Lilliput
THYMUS minus Elfin
IRIS cristata Powder Blue Giant
PHLOX stolonifera Home Fires
Sallysblooms
South, TX

January 26, 2011
10:23 AM

Post #8331466

I love your new things! The fairy's look a bit like this BIG one I have. She is LARGE. I LOVE her so very much. I have a batt. candle that is on a timer in my bedroom and her little face lights up with it.

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 26, 2011
10:31 AM

Post #8331485

Too cute!
Sallysblooms
South, TX

January 26, 2011
10:32 AM

Post #8331489

How fun for you to do this activity with your four year old!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 26, 2011
10:36 AM

Post #8331503

and she's so excited about it too...makes it easy to convince hubby that I'm buying more plants..."oh honey but it's for her fairy garden"

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Sundownr

Sundownr
(Bev) Wytheville, VA
(Zone 6a)

January 26, 2011
12:10 PM

Post #8331690

flowAjen,
I have a couple of the plants on your order list, too. I know you'll love them, they're so pretty!

What a little cutie! No way hubby could deny her anything (BTW, I used to be able to squat down like that, and wish I still could, lol)!

Sallysblooms,
You have the prettiest miniature arrangements!
Sallysblooms
South, TX

January 26, 2011
12:54 PM

Post #8331767

Thank you Sundownr.

Flow, that little girl of yours looks ike a little fairy.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 25, 2011
3:45 PM

Post #8392753

I made this fence for the garden with clothes pins and floral wire

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

February 25, 2011
9:41 PM

Post #8393255

How nice, great job with the fence.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 27, 2011
9:23 PM

Post #8396975

thanks

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

March 5, 2011
11:02 PM

Post #8409459

Hi flowAjen, Your grandbaby looks like she inherited your love for plants and flowers! What a wonderful thing to pass on. Is the fairy garden going to be planted in the ground or container? I highly recommend Janit's twogreenthumbs.com. She has specialized in mini gardening for over 10 years and offers a variety of miniature and dwarf plants at good prices. Also has darling accessories for the mini and fairy gardens. I have always been pleased with my orders from her. Her photo gallery gave me some wonderful ideas for my little fairy gardens.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 6, 2011
3:28 PM

Post #8410734

Thanks, Joyce...it's my daughter not "grand"...don't want to rush things!!!! LOL
Oh yeah that site is in my favs, love their stuff, haven't ordered anything yet but it's def on my list. Have to go kinda slow hubby is gonna kill me with all the stuff I'm buying

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 6, 2011
4:20 PM

Post #8410830

Sorry forgot to answer the question.
I'm going to start the first fairy garden in the ground in the shade.
Then maybe a container one for the sun and then maybe a ground sun one and will end up probably having a whole village in the shade area, since I have a feeling it will be impossible to keep our dog from trampling one in the backyard

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

March 9, 2011
7:04 PM

Post #8417478

flowAjen, Sorry about the "g" and daughter mixup. You see where my mind is! I have never made one in the ground (live in apartment) and will be anxious to see the pics as you progress. Mini hostas would be good plants to consider, too, as they love shade and some only grow 8" x 12". I received an order from twogreenthumbs this week and the box was crushed on one end in transit, but thank goodness Janit packs orders so well nothing was damaged. I got 2 dwarf white cedar trees, some mini daisy plants and a beautiful red arbor. Already have red table and 2 chairs. These were planted with a Chinese Elm in a dark blue pot with white pebble walk and patio. I'll upload a pic soon. I can relate to the spending money tho. I actually have a catagory in my monthly budget for plants! lol

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 9, 2011
7:22 PM

Post #8417502

Don't worry about the mix up...

Here's the plants so far...all dwarf or super short/ground cover

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joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

March 9, 2011
7:58 PM

Post #8417544

What a beautiful selection! Your little garden is going to be so beautiful! Oh yeah, have you purchased any faries yet. If not check out theturtletrail.com. They have a great selection of Cicely Mary Barker faries. I have ordered from them several times so I can recommend them too.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 9, 2011
9:25 PM

Post #8417619

Very cute fairy selection at the turtle trail

Yes, I started getting some fairies and I'll have to put them in separate areas because some are the really small ones and then I have larger ones with a flower shop( in the first post) and I made that fence in post #8392753 that's the sizing for the larger ones

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 30, 2011
8:09 PM

Post #8531368

Ok all the plants are in...

I did finish off the stone border to the left

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 30, 2011
8:10 PM

Post #8531371

Here are the close ups...

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 30, 2011
8:11 PM

Post #8531372

Broken shell path

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 30, 2011
8:12 PM

Post #8531373

house

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 30, 2011
8:18 PM

Post #8531379

Biker fairy!!!

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 30, 2011
8:20 PM

Post #8531382

Other fairy garden on the other side of the house, these are the larger ones

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 30, 2011
8:21 PM

Post #8531383

Other half

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FairyFarm
Kalama, WA

April 30, 2011
9:41 PM

Post #8531483

Cute,cute, cute. This is soooooo addicting. We will have to start a TGA group. . . Tiny Gardens
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joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

May 1, 2011
1:20 PM

Post #8532611

Ok where do I sign up for the TGA? flowAjen this is so cute. Where did you find the Fairy House with the red heart over the door? It's beautiful! You're pics are making me want to place another order to twogreenthumbs.com. I have a large babybuggy planter w/ coco fiber lining just sitting there with soil and dead plants that didn't overwinter!

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Buttoneer
Carlisle, PA
(Zone 6b)

May 1, 2011
3:02 PM

Post #8532806

I went to the Fairy Garden workshop yesterday and yesterday evening, after supper, we went to a thrift shop & I found my fairy house for $ 2.99, another package with flower pots and a fairy & a couple angels for $ 1.99, I dug out my frogs that I was collecting & displaying in my cube before I retired, and as soon as I get everything that is not waterproof sprayed with Krylon, I'll start taking pix & sharing. I bought two Jasmine G. Strangeling fairies on eBay and will pay for them & put them in the garden after I spray them, too. I have a snail that needs to be sprayed, and a bunch of stuff. I am so excited about these fairy gardens. Guess I am like a kid who never grew up, but who cares? As long as you're enjoying yourself.

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 1, 2011
7:31 PM

Post #8533379

So addicting!!!!

I got that house from Plow and Hearth
http://www.plowhearth.com/Decorative-Garden-Accents/Category_S2008_D3063_C2009_ALL.html
I'm waiting for the tavern to go on sale

These at Hearthsong are really cute!
http://www.hearthsong.com/Fairy-Village_p3265.html

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

May 4, 2011
11:58 AM

Post #8539461

flowAjen, thanks for the links. Plow and Hearth has some wonderful fairy garden items. I ordered a catalog and can't wait to purchase some things. The wishing well there is only $10. and I've looked at them on other sites that price them at $25! I already get Hearth Song but haven't ordered from them yet. Happy minigardening, Laney

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