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Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL(Zone 7b)

We came from here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1195675/

Rules,, Rules, Rules,,,sigh,,,,
1. You must be a paid member of Daves at least though the 30th of September to be in this swap.
2. The spending limit is $20.00 PLUS shipping. Now this can include plants and cute stuff you have on hand. I plan to hit every single shop in my area to help my swap buddy.
3. I would like to get a conformation # for all boxes sent so I am able to track them in case of Post Office delays.
4. Please ask me if you need any info from your buddy and I will be glad to help.
5. Mail in deadline is October 5th for those of you who are on set incomes.


Participants:::::

1. Mud_Elf ( Kris)... mini- Mermaid pond garden
2. Irisluvr0252/ Debbie...Grandmas Garden or Mayberry RFD police type one
3. oldmansdarlin / Shelly...Fairy garden has fairies and pot, needs accessories? and extra plants?
4. Jsxtiger/ Jax/ Joyce ... doing a Deep Forest type theme (her partner must not forget the baileys!)
5 . CheerMom/ Sue...Sedums and streams woodland edge garden
6. Joycerogers0713 / Laney..."Lazy days of summer."
7. FruitOfTheVine /Susan...Beach or Desert...
8. Happgarden/ Joyce...pergola garden / water feature garden
9. chellflower / Chell... Middle Earth/Hobbit theme
10. taters55 / Linda Kay... Swan theme, has swan planter.
11.Sundownr / Bev..." Garden swinging trolls"!!!
12.ChooChooGal / Lynn...My Garden is a traditional one. Gardens,Bridge over water feature,Winding Steps
13. janaestone / Di ... country fair / 4H type theme
14.Crit /Patti..."Woodland Wandering" with stream and bridge.


Cool Links:
http://web.me.com/mitchellschoenfeld/Site/wee_garden/Entries...

http://www.marysminiatures.net/ >> for Bricks at a nice price and other goodies

http://minigardener.wordpress.com/2010/05/18/miniature-werew...

Beach garden link:
http://www.officeplayground.com/Executive-Sandbox-Mini-Beach... &utm_medium=comparisonshopping&utm_term=2596&utm_campaign=productfeed

I like this site. They carry fairies, paver, rocks, fairy houses, furniture, and more and best of all you will not go broke just to get one item!!
http://www.miniature-gardens.com/miniatures/pathways.html

I found a bunch of other links on the tiny garden thread, however So far they seem to be very high end cost wise.
Here is the sticky for that link:
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/867444/

For patio kits and other fairy related garden items.joycerogers0713/ Laney reccomends:
Janit at http://www.twogreenthumbs.com.
also...
http://www.oakridgehobbies.com/
I love this on thier site!!:
http://www.oakridgehobbies.com/index.php/aztec-1-inch-scale-...
NEW SITE from Joyce!! ... http://www.tinytreasuresnursery.com

E-bay store with nice stuff, however they donot combine shipping and it takes a while to get here. That being said,, the prices make up for that and thier rating are excellent:

http://stores.ebay.com/Mini-Dollhouse?_trksid=p4340.l2563

Here is the link for the basics of hypertufa.
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/795463/

For mini-trees:
http://www.miniforest.com

Hostas links:
http://www.countryboygardens.com

Mini plant link on e-bay with wonderful pricing and list of stuff she will have available at the end of Summer. She would like for you to e-mail her at ( michelle@pathwaygardens.com )if you order and let her know you are from Daves Garden and doing the mini-swap:

http://stores.ebay.com/Monkey-Puzzle-Trees?_trksid=p4340.l25...

Here is the list of things she will have for us:
Here is tis. Remeber that the plants will be $1.79 per plant and a flatrate shipping of $5.99 per order.:

Thymes
Red Creeping Thyme ... I want!!
White Creeping Thyme ... I want!!
Highland Cream Thyme

Sedums
Sedum John Creech
Sedum Baby Tears ... I want!!

Grasses
Miniature Goldend Sweet Flag ... I want!!
Blue Fescue 'Elijahs Blue'
Creeping Velvet Grass ... I want!!
Carex Velebit Humilus ... I want!!

Sagina Irish Moss
Sagina Scotch Moss
Super Dwarf Mondo Grass

Leptinella New Zealand
Leptinella Platts Black
Lysimachia Golden Creeping Jenny
Lysimachis Creeping Jenny (green)
Potentilla Pygmaea
Viola Labrador ... I want!!
Viola Yakusimana ... I want!!
Herniaria Green Carpet ... I want!!
Sedum Miniature Stonecrop
Euonymus Kewensis ... I want!!
Ajuga Chocolate Chip
Blue Star Creeper

Well I seem to want a lot!!! lol

a good place to shop for fairies:
http://www.theturtletrail.com

Sugested plants for mini gardens:
suggested plant list good for mini- gardens:
green fantasy fern
silver lace fern
snow-in-summer
alyssum
fiber optic green
snowstorm-sutera cordata
icicles, helichrysum thianschenicum
monomb -cherry bomb
Japenese barberry
Irish juniper
alberta spruce
hinoki cypress
mexican heather
lobelia
dianthus
blue star juniper
dwarf cone junipers
silver edge thyme
japanese sweet flag grasses
maidenhair fern
ajuga
mimi blue bells
campanula
veronica
stonecrop, sedum
Irish moss
immergrunchen, sedum
blur ridge/sedum
angelina/sedum
berry bladder fern
'Blue Spruce'
sedum reflexum
creeping phlox 'fort hill'
geranium var.striatum
sempervivum{hens & chicks}
golden moss 'aurea'
sedum acre 'aureum'
allyson
purple form, sedum
firefly white, mini impatiens
tiny tunias, violet
lantana, lucky yellow
‘Superbells Light Pink’
helxine





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Blue Ridge Mtns, VA(Zone 7a)

Happy with my Bud's name. Thanks, Elfie!

(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX(Zone 9a)

Got my name too. Thanks!

Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL(Zone 7b)

Ohh,, I got my name too.....lol

(jax) Dundalk, MD(Zone 7a)

i beez here. ............................."gotta name, gotta travel"

Tyler, TX(Zone 8b)

i got my buddy's name too!
thanks!

Hixson, TN

Got My Buds Name. Many Thanks

Saw a cute Knome type Door, and Windows. Hangs on a tree. At Plow&Hearth Ship for $1.95.

My Garden is a traditional one. Gardens,Bridge over water feature,Winding Steps. Someday it may be site for my Dream House. Until then, a Stained Glass Victorian Conseveratory.

Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL(Zone 7b)

Another link,, sigh,,, Love their stuff, not so loving the prices,,,,DEEP sigh

http://www.efairies.com/garden_furniture.htm

(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX(Zone 9a)

Pretty pricey, but gives us nice ideas!

Blue Ridge Mtns, VA(Zone 7a)

I found a neat ...hum...better not say what...for my Bud, and the mini plants I've been saving and gathering are looking good.

Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL(Zone 7b)

I think I may have over divided my mini-plants I ordered. That and the torrential rains have water logged so many of my plants,,,have moved everything to under some shelter to try to dry them out a little....

Wiggins, MS(Zone 8b)

Thanks Kris I got my Buddy!

Wiggins, MS(Zone 8b)

Oh my goodness girls - I just came across the www.tinytreasuresnursery.com web site and after looking it over for over an hour I just had to leave it, after bookmarking it, to tell y'all about it. The prices are equal to most of the other recommended sites but there are so many little plants to look at and drool over! I haven't had this much fun in a while! It's 1:30 am and I'm so sleepy but I just have to go look at some more minis as I'll never get to sleep now just thinking about them. Oh me... addictions, addictions! ;o) Laney

Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL(Zone 7b)

Morning,, I am off today as Ralphie has a day off,, I will check in tonight when he watches WWE Raw,,,,lol I will answer any questions tonight!

Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL(Zone 7b)

Found this site::

http://www.marysminiatures.net/

Talked to the owner, Mary, She has bricks!! And lots of other things too. I told her about our swap and she has agreed to give us a small discount off on the bricks you can get 325 bricks for $5.10 That is 50 cents off each bag of bricks. She has several colors and styles available. This is cheaper than I can make and ship to folks so if anyone wants we can order straight from her. She also has some other neat stuff, so plan on spending a good amount of time looking around there. She asks that if you want the discount to call her and tell her you are from here and that you are in Elfie's mini-garden swap
Her # is 1-800-651-5990
Very nice lady!!

Back to spending time with Ralphie now he just woke up!!!

(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX(Zone 9a)

Make sure you post all the links at the top please?

Tyler, TX(Zone 8b)

Nice sites y'all, thanks for the links! I really like the veneer stones @ Mary's, they would make a neat retaining wall (or an awesome castle!)

Went back to the hobby store yesterday....got a mold for making rocks to try with the smooth it. Also got sculpting clay to try my hand at making hobbits (yea, we'll see, LOL)....hopefully they'll come out looking similar to how they look in my head!!!

Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL(Zone 7b)

Good morning everyone, Now that I have had a good night sleep, spent the day with Ralphie and got nothing done, I am rearing to go today. I am going to take photos of the items I have available for my mini garden. That way I can get a feel of what I am doing with it, and my swap buddy will have some help with visual aids too.

I would like to ask that everyone do the same. Pictures of what you have and a have list also a wish list.
Lets make this easy for our swap buddies . OK??

(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX(Zone 9a)

I have a mini picket fence, and a small pond with acrylic water. I have assorted mushrooms in size and color.
I won't be too picky as to what I want, as I know some items are hard to find, and can be pricey. One thing I would like is the miniature hummingbird feeder.

Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL(Zone 7b)

Thanks LK. This is what I have so far:

Container 12 inch across 3 inch deep. Pool for mermaids 5 inch across 3 inch deep: And here is the picture

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Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL(Zone 7b)

Next I have 2 mermaids: They are really Goobers, but she said I could use them:

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Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL(Zone 7b)

Container with potting mix. I did not put a hole in the bottm as I think I will be able to get away with misting?? If not Can add a hole with my drill later.

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Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL(Zone 7b)

Small container with stones in place to look like the ocean

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Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL(Zone 7b)

Now with mermaids and water in the small container, small stick from edge of the pond and a blue watering orb.


I need to know if the orb looks ok or not. I am not sure I am loving it.


Well this is all I have for now.

I think I need a sea turtle, seal, or other water type creature???
Some sea oat looking plants, or grasses?
Should I do the mermaids a fountain type deal and do more of a formal garden around them?
Maybe I should just make the final layout when I get my pressies from my swap buddy?

I need input.....lol

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(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX(Zone 9a)

Kris, that is looking really nice! I like the watering orb. I have a few of them too, and never thought to use them for the mini garden!

Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL(Zone 7b)

Thanks taters!! I also have lots of other things I never would have thought to use until lately. I think I want to do a miniture holloween garden!! I got a lot of cool tini holloween decorations at the huge thrift shop here in Alexander City the other day. I will get pics and post them.

Wiggins, MS(Zone 8b)

I don't know Kris, I think the orb takes away from or competes to much with the mermaids. They are so beautiful. Love the drift wood! Here is my attempt at a "paint" drawing of what I'm going to do. I'll post pics of what I have so far in case my Buddy didn't see it on the other thread. Sorry, some of the writing is blurred. Thats 4 pots with plants on the lower part of the brick patio and a tub of ice and canned drinks by the hammock.

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Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL(Zone 7b)

hummm,, so what exactly do you need or wish for to complete this. Do you need plants? or accessories,, tell alll....lol

I love the layout you have done and everything reads just fine.

I may try a smaller orb. I have one that is crystal clear with an air bubble in the middle, may try that one...
Here is a blurry pic of it

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Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL(Zone 7b)

Right now I am trimming bushes into mini trees, so far I have one done a Rosemary I got for about 25 cents!!
Will take pictures when I am done..

Wiggins, MS(Zone 8b)

I would need to see the clear orb in the mini garden to tell. Taking pics with phone and trying to email them to myself so I can post. lol

Wiggins, MS(Zone 8b)

This is a Top Point Dwarf Cedar to go in the mini fairy garden that I got from www.twogreenthumbs.com.

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Wiggins, MS(Zone 8b)

And the little mower and tub of ice with canned drinks.

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Wiggins, MS(Zone 8b)

The back ordered hammock. I pray this eventually comes in.

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Wiggins, MS(Zone 8b)

The container. I even remembered to drill holes! It measures 20" x 12" x 7" deep.

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Wiggins, MS(Zone 8b)

What I need:
ground cover to represent the grass
another tree
shrub looking plant
3 or 4 assorted size pots
bird bath
flower bed plants
small curved bench

I know how expensive these things can be so just what ever my swap buddy sends will make me happy. The rest of the items and brick patio I'll get myself. Thank you in advance to my first ever swap buddy! I have a few plants already for the flower beds I'm going to put through out. I live in planting zone 8b. The garden will be in part sun.

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Wiggins, MS(Zone 8b)

Hellooooo... is anyone there???

Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL(Zone 7b)

Very quiet here,, I got a touch of food poisoning when we got food to go night before last. Will check in later. Did not work on anything yesterday ;(

Clifton, TX(Zone 8a)

I just finished my first week of training for my new job. Haven't had any time to plan my fairy garden but today, I am definately thinking about it. I am going to go out during lunch next week and see if I can find the container I am going to use. I have some fairies I was planning on using but hadn't even considered the scale of the other things I wanted to put in the garden. After researching the web sites listed on here, I have discovered that most mini items are 1 inch scale which is going to make my fairies entirely too big so I am rethinking the whole thing. I think I may just do the design as if fairies will visit when I'm not around so they will just be imagined instead of seen. I'm gonna keep my eyes open when I go shopping and see if I can't get this thing started. Will keep you posted when I find the container and any items I find. I have already been searching for items for my buddy and have come up with a few things I will be ordering next weekend. If any of you have any ideas you'd like to throw at me, please feel free. I can use all the help I can get. Feeling a little overwhelmed these days.

Kansas City (Joyce), MO(Zone 5a)

I like the idea of posting a plan like you did above so your buddy can see what is in your minds eye. Course I think we need to know scale. Help me someone I have never done this and would hate to send a 1 inch something when they would need a 4 inch something...rofl.

I will try to draw up a plan of my minds eye, glad the eye is still there cause I know my mind is missing. I don't have anything mini so good to go there...rofl.

I am excited about this, it is gonna be fun.

Hixson, TN

Going to Lowes today. Want to purchase one of those steal rail things. To contain my garden. Makes like a half circle. Have one at real mail Box. Tomorrow, I go with my Camera to learn how to turn it on.

Purchased some of the saucers like Elfies, blue ones. Punched holes in bottom. Have my plants in those.Sand in bottom. Big Rain yesterday. Plants seamed to have done well. I tried to plant acording to water need.(like I know the difference) BTW I did get some plants. Opening them was like Christmas Morning.

Speaking about Christmas. Would it not be Super to do a Christmas Exchange of Garden Mini's?

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