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Mud_Elf

Mud_Elf
Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 24, 2011
3:24 PM

Post #8712890

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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FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 24, 2011
4:21 PM

Post #8713004

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

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 24, 2011
4:44 PM

Post #8713030

Got my name too. Thanks!

Mud_Elf

Mud_Elf
Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 24, 2011
5:00 PM

Post #8713047

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

jsxtiger

jsxtiger
(jax) Dundalk, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 24, 2011
5:41 PM

Post #8713109

i beez here. ..."gotta name, gotta travel"
chellflower
Tyler, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 24, 2011
9:06 PM

Post #8713390

i got my buddy's name too!
thanks!
ChooChooGal
Hixson, TN

July 25, 2011
1:38 AM

Post #8713490

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.

Mud_Elf

Mud_Elf
Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 25, 2011
6:30 AM

Post #8713738

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

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

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 25, 2011
7:19 AM

Post #8713853

Pretty pricey, but gives us nice ideas!
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 25, 2011
2:25 PM

Post #8714609

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.

Mud_Elf

Mud_Elf
Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 25, 2011
10:21 PM

Post #8715624

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...

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

July 25, 2011
10:58 PM

Post #8715640

Thanks Kris I got my Buddy!

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

July 25, 2011
11:31 PM

Post #8715650

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

Mud_Elf

Mud_Elf
Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 26, 2011
6:35 AM

Post #8715914

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!

Mud_Elf

Mud_Elf
Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 26, 2011
3:26 PM

Post #8716862

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!!!

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 26, 2011
7:14 PM

Post #8717281

Make sure you post all the links at the top please?
chellflower
Tyler, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 26, 2011
7:22 PM

Post #8717309

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!!!

Mud_Elf

Mud_Elf
Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 27, 2011
8:05 AM

Post #8718329

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??

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 27, 2011
9:20 AM

Post #8718469

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.

Mud_Elf

Mud_Elf
Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 27, 2011
10:01 AM

Post #8718544

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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Mud_Elf

Mud_Elf
Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 27, 2011
10:02 AM

Post #8718548

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

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Mud_Elf

Mud_Elf
Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 27, 2011
10:04 AM

Post #8718549

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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Mud_Elf

Mud_Elf
Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 27, 2011
10:05 AM

Post #8718552

Small container with stones in place to look like the ocean

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Mud_Elf

Mud_Elf
Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 27, 2011
10:11 AM

Post #8718573

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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taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 27, 2011
10:18 AM

Post #8718595

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!

Mud_Elf

Mud_Elf
Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 27, 2011
10:31 AM

Post #8718636

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.

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

July 27, 2011
10:51 AM

Post #8718687

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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Mud_Elf

Mud_Elf
Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 27, 2011
11:01 AM

Post #8718699

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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Mud_Elf

Mud_Elf
Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 27, 2011
11:02 AM

Post #8718700

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..

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

July 27, 2011
11:10 AM

Post #8718720

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

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

July 27, 2011
12:14 PM

Post #8718870

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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joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

July 27, 2011
12:16 PM

Post #8718876

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

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joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

July 27, 2011
12:18 PM

Post #8718882

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

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joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

July 27, 2011
12:20 PM

Post #8718887

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

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joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

July 27, 2011
12:30 PM

Post #8718906

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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joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

July 29, 2011
8:23 PM

Post #8724413

Hellooooo... is anyone there???

Mud_Elf

Mud_Elf
Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 30, 2011
9:55 AM

Post #8725271

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 ;(
oldmansdarlin
Clifton, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 30, 2011
2:30 PM

Post #8725745

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

July 30, 2011
3:56 PM

Post #8725899

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.
ChooChooGal
Hixson, TN

July 31, 2011
9:55 AM

Post #8727384

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?

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

July 31, 2011
10:51 AM

Post #8727508

Mud_Elf hope you're over the food poisoning... not fun. Good idea about the scale of items. Mine is 1/2" scale. www.theturtletrail.com has a mixture of different size fairies and styles depending on the designer you choose. I've ordered Barker faries from them several times and was very satisfied. I need to know what my swap buddy needs/wants so if everyone would give us an idea it would really be appreciated. Please remember to post sun or shade etc. as this will determine what plants I send her. It's been so hot down south lately, I'm 35 min. from the Gulf of Mexico, but we've been getting rain finally so I can cut down on the watering. Lost one of my mini trees. It got to dry when I last visited Mom a few days. That's why I love my one selfwatering container. It holds 4 gallons of water in the resivoir. Wish I could afford some more! Happy mini gardening everyone, Laney

Mud_Elf

Mud_Elf
Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 31, 2011
11:12 AM

Post #8727570

My AC broke down this morning,, DH is at work. I have no car and it is 106 in the shade here.. Not a good day...sigh
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

July 31, 2011
1:43 PM

Post #8727877

Boy Elffy this move has been tough on you, seems like lots of things have been happening. Hope you have a big shade tree and DH gets home soon.

Mud_Elf

Mud_Elf
Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 31, 2011
4:47 PM

Post #8728289

Hey everyone,, well idiot brother drove the 65 miles to take me to buy new AC.( guess I should quit calling him idiot,,lol ) I got a 10,000 something or other and now the RV is cold again!! He stayed and helped me install it. It got to over 110 degrees in the RV and I though I wold just pass out!! But I am better now and sitting here nice and cool!!

Ralph is still at work,,sigh.. He really needs a day off!!

Going to clean up the huge mess we made putting this thing in and then will fix dinner. Be back on tomorrow...

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

July 31, 2011
7:24 PM

Post #8728590

Glad to hear the AC is on again. 110 is to hot to cook on a stove when you could just put the pot in the sun and let it cook that way!
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

July 31, 2011
7:28 PM

Post #8728596

I am so claustrophobic that I could not even begin to stay in a trailer at 110. I probably couldn't of walked in the door...rofl. So glad you got help and got the a/c installed. We are suppose to break an all time record on Tuesday for heat...yuck! The humidity must of jumped up this evening cause I was fine all day outside and then about 9 I went out to water and I was dripping with sweat again...sure makes it tough.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 31, 2011
8:05 PM

Post #8728666

Scale does not matter to me, what ever you send, I will make it work.
ChooChooGal
Hixson, TN

August 1, 2011
9:43 PM

Post #8731274

The Fairy's are already excited about their new home. Today they left me a precious, well formed, Cedar Tree. Found it in the Sidwalk crack. Under the wall of their new home.
Tree is about 3 inches. It won't stay small forever. For now its a nice addition.

Sure must be something to that Fairy Dust. I get out of bed,down the steps. To be sure my plants made it through the night. Most have. My tiny favorites seam to be the hardest for me to grow. Each shipment I have lost 2. At near 70. Has to be Fairy Dust that keeps me going. . .

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

August 2, 2011
10:40 AM

Post #8732065

Lynn - I know you're tickled about your new cedar tree. I'm excited for you too! Why is it that our favorites are the first plants we lose? I have a dwarf cedar that is on its last leg. The other one is having brown tips on the branches that I keep trimming off. I think it is just the normal slouffing off tho it is a bit early in the year to do that. Crazy weather causing it??? I ordered some things for my new fairy garden last night, 2 sheets of bricks, patio mix, some ornamental pots, and a darling watering can, white with red flowers. It's like waiting on Santa to come! Tell your faries that my faries said "Hi." Have a good one, Laney

P.S. Found this pic on the web the other day! Who woulda thought!

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Mud_Elf

Mud_Elf
Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 2, 2011
1:01 PM

Post #8732274

Love the picture!! What a cute idea,,
I trimmed up a tree I bought from home depot and made a small fairy garden, just playing around, nothing special. But it was the first tree I altered. So I kind of like it.

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joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

August 2, 2011
1:25 PM

Post #8732331

Awwww! That is so cute. I love the pot too. I have your fairy's identical twin sister!

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

August 2, 2011
4:15 PM

Post #8732670

I have been finishing up the drawing this afternoon. I need some constructive critiqing so all ideas, tips or suggestions are welcome. Let me have it ladies!

I'm still waiting on my swap buddy to post hers so I'll have some idea what to get her. PLEASE.

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taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 2, 2011
4:15 PM

Post #8732671

Hey Kris, how are you feeling? You said you got food poisoning the other day, did you by any chance have any ground turkey? it was in the news today, that 13 states have people getting sick from it! Be careful what you eat!
Love those fairies!

Mud_Elf

Mud_Elf
Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 2, 2011
10:07 PM

Post #8733483

Taters,, OMG,, yes I did!! I never connected that!. I almost never eat ground turkey, but decided to try some turkey burger sliders.. bad mistake huh? I am much better today, just been lazy. I need to get back to work on stuff, Ralph finally got all the lumber for my potting bench, so hopefully I can work on that tomorrow with him, that is if he really does have the day off. Not holding my breath.

I am really loving your plans for your garden, It is very detailed.

I would like to ask if everyone could please post a picture of their container again? Also do a wish list. It will help all your partners to help you get things you would like.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 3, 2011
6:20 AM

Post #8733871

Glad to hear your OK!

OK, here is my planter. Like I said anything goes, so who ever my partner is, can send what they can find. No particular theme, I will work with what I get.
How's that for easy?

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Mud_Elf

Mud_Elf
Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 3, 2011
6:26 AM

Post #8733885

Gosh,, just love that planter!! I think I made you post it just so I can see it every day!!!! lol
Yes I am fine now, but woke up this morning at 7am to 96% humidity and over 85degrees already,, there will be no potting bench made today. It will be just miserable outside.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 3, 2011
6:42 AM

Post #8733918

Please take care. Make sure everyone drinks plenty of fluids!
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

August 3, 2011
8:58 AM

Post #8734144

I think it is miserable everywhere outside...heavens. 108 here yesterday. It is too hot for me to mail anything right away glad we have plenty of time.

I will get my pot made this weekend, then I can post and figure out my landscaping. This is gonna be so much fun. I have never hypertufa so I hope it works...

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

August 3, 2011
2:11 PM

Post #8734767

It's 110 here in south MS today with heat index of 125. I've been watering containers 2 and 3 times a day. When I take my puppy out to potty I'm dripping wet with sweat when I come in. My glasses fog up just by walking outside! It's just to hot to do anything other than listening to the central air run constantly and think about the coming electric bill!

Glad you're feeling better Kris.. stay away from turkey burgers!

Linda Kay, Love the swan planter! I found these swans at www.twogreenthumbs.com This bronze one (on the Etsy site) is
1 1/4" tall, 1 1/2" long and 3/4" wide and sells for $8.95.

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joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

August 3, 2011
2:13 PM

Post #8734770

This concrete one is the same size as the bronze and sells for $4.95

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joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

August 3, 2011
2:21 PM

Post #8734798

This swan planter is stained resin and looks like granit. It measures 2 7/8" tall, 2 5/8" long and 1 1/2" wide with a planting area that's 5/8" deep and sells for $6.95. Just thought you might enjoy seeing them and maybe get some ideas.

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taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 3, 2011
3:24 PM

Post #8734954

Those are so cute.

Mud_Elf

Mud_Elf
Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 3, 2011
5:33 PM

Post #8735269

Very nice,, I may have to add a swan garden to my list of mini-gardens I want to make!!

Sooooo hot today, I opened the front door and then closed it and told Ralphie I refuse to go outside period!! LOL

I have done nothing today, not one thing,,,

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

August 3, 2011
7:31 PM

Post #8735559


Lol Elf! I was going to make coffee this am then said... NOT!!!
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

August 4, 2011
6:26 AM

Post #8736168

We are suppose to stay in the high 80's OMG, I see really dark clouds to the west, oh I sure hope we have rain. Not quite as hot as you Joyce but way hotter than we are use to.

Those swans are just too cute and that itty bitty planter is something else...too cute.

So on internet I watched videos on hypertufa and papercrete, each seem like a really great idea and something fun to do to make my pot for my minature garden out of.

jsxtiger

jsxtiger
(jax) Dundalk, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 4, 2011
6:34 AM

Post #8736172

...it must be me turn. I am planning a DEEP FOREST theme. I have an outside area set aside for fairy garden, which has some things in it. But, those things are not compatible with theme i want. The fairy/gnome houses, and mushrooms are much too cutesy, even though i kin use them elsewhere. The area is 50 inches long by 14 inches wide. Currently it is separated with a small wooden gate border. I need another way to designate separation. Any ideas? I want some sort of cabin/farmhouse to sit atop a mountain (gotta figure out how ta make a mountain). I am after a ?vacation getaway in the mountains- type theme, i guess. with a natural path meandering thru the space... Lots more of trees/greenery than flowers. ...am open to all ideas/suggestions...please?

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jsxtiger
(jax) Dundalk, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 4, 2011
6:34 AM

Post #8736175

...the other half...

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

August 4, 2011
9:23 AM

Post #8736450

jax when I was looking for videos to watch for hypertufa pot, I think I saw there was a clip of them making a rock, which you could use to make a moutain I would think. That is a neat theme, sounds like fun.

jsxtiger

jsxtiger
(jax) Dundalk, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 4, 2011
9:31 AM

Post #8736462

...jist look up (hyper who?) hypertufa pot? an here i was...thinking of covering a cinder lock w/artificial grass!!!! duh!
irisluvr0252
Lafayette, IN
(Zone 5a)

August 4, 2011
12:10 PM

Post #8736722

what about a larger rock for a mountain?
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

August 4, 2011
12:23 PM

Post #8736749

hypertufa rock brought up alot of pages, I went to youtube cause I like pictures ALOT...rofl. Using a real rock would work, but at least with hyper rock you could make divets where you needed them if you wanted to add something like a plant or whatever and not as heavy I don't think, but heavy enough it wouldn't blow away. Course up where I live there aren't many rocks.

jsxtiger

jsxtiger
(jax) Dundalk, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 4, 2011
2:20 PM

Post #8736965

...hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmmm! keep ideas coming, please!

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

August 4, 2011
2:26 PM

Post #8736983

jsx, What is the name of the little hosta in the second pic? I want to get some and that is the perfect size for what I need. That garden is precious. Could you just mound up the soil to make the mountain? I've seen log cabin birdhouses that might work. A waterfall coming down the side of the mountain with a stream at the bottom meandering around the edge could help seperate it from the rest of the garden along with the fence. What kind of trees are you going to use? So many great choices for your zone.
Laney
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

August 4, 2011
5:45 PM

Post #8737360

Hypertufa, happ? I checked out several videos and it looks like a cool project. What size planter are you planning to create?

Forgive me, Elfie, for just deciding on a container. I mentioned wanting to create a Beach or a Desert themed mini garden, but Dear Buddy, I'll be happy with any plants you're able to share with me. Scale doesn't matter since I really don't know what I'm doing yet anyway, and there's no need to include accessories unless it's convenient for you.

I figured this little Red Wagon would work well and can easily be rolled around to suit my new plants needs and growing conditions. It has a planting area of 6-1/2" wide X 11-1/2" long X 2" deep. If need be, I can always plant around a tree.



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jsxtiger

jsxtiger
(jax) Dundalk, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 5, 2011
6:01 PM

Post #8739263

joyce, the mini hosta is named "Eennie weenie bikini"! and it blooms!!!!!

Mud_Elf

Mud_Elf
Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 5, 2011
6:39 PM

Post #8739317

Ohhh the wagon is great!! I love the fact you can move it too!!

I want a "Eennie weenie bikini" ,, Jax you beez, holdin outs on meez...

jsxtiger

jsxtiger
(jax) Dundalk, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 6, 2011
5:19 PM

Post #8740820

aaaaaaaww! ya knows me betta than tat!
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

August 7, 2011
7:41 AM

Post #8741669

fruity love the wagon!
My pot is going to be inside diameter about 24 x 12 or so. I am going to buy that pink solid insulation and make it out of that so I can get the size I want. That was going to be my project today but it rained (YES) so I desperately need to pull weeds while the ground is soft. The gardening group is suppose to come to my house the end of August and everything is a mess from all the 100+ degree days and lack of rain.

This is going to be so much fun.

Mud_Elf

Mud_Elf
Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 7, 2011
4:51 PM

Post #8742922

Please post pics as you make this as I am very interested in how it is done too!!!
I have not done a thing today,,sigh. I wish I could get some energy to get everything on my to do list done. It is only 7 pages long!! Maybe if I just take a few things off I could get something done???

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 7, 2011
5:09 PM

Post #8742975

Kris, make little slips with names, and put them in a honey do jar. Pull one out at a time, and get-r-done!

Mud_Elf

Mud_Elf
Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 7, 2011
5:33 PM

Post #8743028

Hey,, that is a good idea,, I will try it..
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

August 7, 2011
6:18 PM

Post #8743102

That's going to be a nice size planter, happ. It rained here yesterday (yay!) and didn't get to re-do the hanging baskets like I wanted to. It was either back in the Winter or early Spring when hubby went to the building supply...don't remember for what...but he came back with the little red wagon as a surprise. Can you tell how little it really is next to my 10 pound cat...LOL

Try what I did when I was working, Elfie, and still works for me...tackle the least pleasant task on your list first thing early in the day and reward yourself with one you don't mind late in the day. Whittle the list down one at a time like LK suggested and you'll eventually get there. And like my late Mom used to say, "Rome wasn't built in a day" which means you have to forgive yourself for things that don't get done right away.

Anybody else ever get in a throw-away mood? The bug has hit me and I'm on a roll.

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jsxtiger
(jax) Dundalk, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 8, 2011
2:52 AM

Post #8743614

...while you got that bug, fruity...kin ya step over here? i gotta few things ta git rid of! see, we oughta have another one of those swaps...where i send yall my junk! ( beautiful treasures?)

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 8, 2011
5:05 AM

Post #8743740

One mans junk, is another mans treasure!
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

August 8, 2011
11:09 AM

Post #8744454

I like the idea of just taking things off the list...rofl. That works for me and anymore I can't remember what I took off, so it isn't a problem... ;)

Ever go to the HD with DH? Well, I did have a list, but if I was lucky I got two things off the list. So the planter isn't started like I had hoped... ;) gotta love em. I will pick up the stuff this week and get er done this weekend. I did start a little graph of what I think I want... I will take pics of the mess and you can all enjoy with me... I love to play in concrete. That is what I am going to do when I retire, work with wood and concrete...

We had rain also Fruity, feels so good, and we have had cooler temps, so life is good.

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

August 8, 2011
1:54 PM

Post #8744804

Fruit that wagon is going to make such a darlin' fairy garden container! I just love it. Hope it's deep enough for the plants you want to use, which reminds me, what plants are you going to use? I still haven't decided what kind of trees I want. My choice is so limited because of the hot summers we have. I'm still waiting for my swap buddy to give me an idea of what to send her. Time is going by so fast but at least that means cooler temps are on the way. (Hopefully.) I'm visiting Mom for a few days now, but when I go home I'm going to start making the brick patio and paths. I just can't hardly wait. Mom is 83 and lives alone since dad died. She fell Friday when out watering flowerbeds. She has a 4 inch cut to the bone on her leg. She didn't have her phone with her out there and no neighbors close enough to hear her. The leg gushed blood for 6 hours when she would try to stand. Stuborn woman didn't even go to the Dr. to get it sewed up. She said "I didn't want to bother anybody." Anyway, so I'm taking care of her till she can get around better, then back home to build my fairy garden foundation. I got two 12"x 6" brick sheets which should be enough. Do y'all still want me to post pics of how I do it? Let me know.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 8, 2011
2:24 PM

Post #8744865

Please, show us how you make your paths?
Sorry to hear about your Mom falling. Just make sure it does not get infected.

I hate to go shopping with hubby, he has a list, and sticks tom it, and I never get a chance to go get what want.
irisluvr0252
Lafayette, IN
(Zone 5a)

August 8, 2011
3:11 PM

Post #8744980

I have my container...going to be an old washtub. It will be under the tree so shady plants will be great! I have a very tiny EE plant that will need a pot (probably a 2 or 3 inch one). I will be adding my 'grandma and grandpa in the rocker' prezzies that Elfie sent to me. I have a couple of evergreen seedlings that I found while in Tennessee that I will add. Would like a birdfeeder, hummingbird feeder, birdhouse, birdbath, black fencing, little critters (frogs, gnomes, birds, rabbits,etc). I already have a few mini hosta that I will use also. I would really be happy with whatever my buddy sends! I can work with whatever I get!

Will be MIA for a couple of weeks...getting ready to fly to Arizona on Saturday for vacation in Flagstaff to see the Grand Canyon, Painted Desert, Petrified Forest and will even drive over to Vegas for a couple of days! Very excited as my DD and DGS will be going with us!

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

August 8, 2011
3:34 PM

Post #8745050

taters, List??? Tell him I said "Booorrring!" So much more fun to walk the isles! Mom is already on antibiotic for upcoming dental work since she has a replaced hip. We're keeping Neosporin on the cut also. Please keep her in your prayers. And I'll take plenty of pic while making paths. Sooo much fun making them!
Iris, bet you're gonna have a blast making your garden! Sounds like a nature theme! Gonna miss you on DG while y'all are gone in vacation but I know you are all going to enjoy it. Be sure and take some vacation pics for us! Praying for your safe flight and return, Laney
irisluvr0252
Lafayette, IN
(Zone 5a)

August 8, 2011
3:41 PM

Post #8745058

Thanks Laney! I'm not a flyer so until I get there I will be very antsy! I'm sure we will have a wonderful trip while there. Then will fret until we land in Indy! Prayers are certainly welcomed! I'll keep your mom in my prayers too!

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 8, 2011
4:27 PM

Post #8745197

Joyce, will be adding your Mom to my prayer list.
Debbie, praying you have a safe, and wonderful trip. We will be waiting for picture when you get back!
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

August 8, 2011
6:40 PM

Post #8745524

God love your Mom, Laney, still able to garden in her Golden years and know her fall scared the jeebies out of both of you.
I'd like to do a beach themed garden in the little red wagon and thought succulents would probably be OK since they have shallow roots. I figured it could be a "portable garden" to roll around, just like a beach cart, til I find just the right spot where the plants are happiest.

Call me crazy, Debbie, but I absolutely love to fly! Sit back, relax and enjoy your flights. What a wonderful trip you have planned to our Western National Parks.

Hubby makes me crazy when we go anywhere together. He has a definite list of things to pick up and sticks to it like glue. Me, not so much, and like to lolly gag around looking at plants if the store we're in has any, always have to see what's on sale, and try to get a good bargain...lol He's he only man I know that will make a 30 mile round-trip drive just to pick up ONE thing.

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joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

August 8, 2011
7:51 PM

Post #8745630

Thanks to all for prayers lifted and well wishes for Mom. She said she would get off her death bed to make sure her plants are watered! lol! She's a master gardner and has the most beautiful yard. She finally gave her big gas powered rototiller to my brother-in-law only last year. She used it herself till then. Can't keep a good girl down!
The beach garden with succulents sounds great! I have a wonderful website for succulents on my home computer so I'll post it here when I go home.
I too love to fly. I keep my nose glued to the window when I'm "up there." But I must admit that I am always relieved when we touch down ever since flying through a bad storm that I later found out was a tornado.
The succulents in the cup are so cute. Such a great idea.
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

August 9, 2011
6:07 AM

Post #8746140

joyce, this is joyce...rofl. The best thing we ever got for my Mom was a "help I have fallen and can't get up" a medical alert button. You put it on like a wrist watch, they also had a necklace form. But if something happened it is always right there. It is waterproof so showering with it on wasn't a problem, dishes, outside, it was so much peace of mind. There is a base station and if you pushed the button on your wrist very loud beeps would sound so you knew you had pushed it, if you pushed by mistake you could just hit reset on the machine, or tell the operator everything is ok. Very nice people would come on over the loud speaker and ask if everything was ok, if you told them no, or didn't respond because you couldn't talk, they would send help out. Then they would contact me, or go down the list of folks if I couldn't be reached. My Mom at first wasn't too receptive to it, but later wouldn't stay home without it. They aren't very expensive and worth every dime I think. Falling out in the snow or heat and laying there until...would be horrible. Any way just a suggestion.

Fruity I have a husband who will go 60 miles round trip and get one thing and then wonder how he can use so much gas! DH doesn't make a list too often but is not one to look around, then wonders why he didn't know about this or that or how I can find a sale on this or that.

Mud_Elf

Mud_Elf
Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 9, 2011
2:50 PM

Post #8747056

Hey Everyone, the kids are here for a few days so I will be on and off.. D-mail me if yolu need anything,,
Huggs
Elfie

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

August 9, 2011
3:26 PM

Post #8747126

Joyce I checked into the alert buttons you told me about and will talk to my sister and brother to see if we can't gang up on her to convince her wear one if we buy it. Thank you so much for suggesting it. www.simplysucculents.com is the name of the web site I mentioned in yesterdays post. I'm home now and plan on making the patio and paths tomorrow if my back is feeling better. Elfie I know you'll enjoy the kids! Wish my granbabies lived closer. I haven't even seen the 7 mo. old yet in NC other than in pictures. Hoping they will visit when the weather cools off a little. Here's a pic of number 7 that I haven't gotten a hold of yet. Maybe I'm biased but I think she is so adoreable!

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joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

August 9, 2011
3:31 PM

Post #8747134

Ok I know I'm bragging but isn't that what Grandma's are supposed to do?

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FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

August 9, 2011
4:19 PM

Post #8747257

What a sweetie, and so happy! I know you must be chomping at the bit the spoil her. Cool website and might try my hand at making a couple of mushroom topiaries. Chicken wire ought to work to make a form that could be lined with Sphagnum moss. And the wreath & the turtle...omg...so many ideas!

happ, Remember when my MIL fell twice back in the Winter, first time on New Year' Eve? We tried talking her into subscribing to that service but she didn't want to pay the fees. She did have to shell out $200 to the rescue squad, $100 a pop for each visit. Ever since, she calls us every day without fail around 4 o'clock and has learned to keep her cell phone in a pocket or slipped in her bra. A couple of weeks ago when I picked her up to run errands, she mentioned her phone wasn't ringing and got a chuckle when I asked her if it was set to vibrate...lol

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 9, 2011
4:52 PM

Post #8747336

Kris, I know your Granddaughter has a Birthday soon. Hope I did not miss it. Tell her I said Happy Birthday!
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

August 9, 2011
5:13 PM

Post #8747380

How's her August Moon Hosta doing, Elfie?

Mud_Elf

Mud_Elf
Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 10, 2011
6:44 AM

Post #8748287

Hey all,, Goobers Birthday was on the 5th of August. She said she had a great day. Her August moon is doing great!!

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

August 10, 2011
7:09 AM

Post #8748324

Joyce your GD is sooo cute, just makes you smile and feel happy and hopeful. Thank you for the link, I have a great wire snail someone gave me as a present and I haven't done anything with it...

So funny about the cell in the bra, cracked me up.

The great thing about the medialert button my Mom had was almost anyone if conscious can push the button on the wrist, even in the shower, depending on what is going on getting the phone and calling someone could be quite an accomplishment, but is better than nothing. Alot of states depending on your parents finances will help cover the expense. It is alot cheaper than assisted living and that is why alot of states will help with the expense. I didn't know that and for years paid for it myself until someone told me. Play the guilt trip with her... ;)

Cloudy and so cool, we may not even hit 80 today...wowzer.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 10, 2011
11:35 AM

Post #8748827

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1202528/
Cindy has the birdhouse swap open, come on over and check it out!
ChooChooGal
Hixson, TN

August 10, 2011
10:35 PM

Post #8749797

To All of you, Thank You. Thank you for giving me the help,and opportunity to explore the Miniature Plants. This is something I have been interested in for many years.

Jsx I really liked the Eenie Weenie Bikini Hosta. I have 3 others ordered. Nothing has come yet. I did not see BWB on any list when I was ordering.

For hills/mountains. Try mounding compost stuffed, Chicken Wire. Covered in moss/ whatever. You can plant it as you would a Topery. With a small lief ground cover. If you do not find Topiary Pins. Use hair pins. . Saw some nice Rock formations in Fish Store. Benches,rocks,gate/ arches,twig fences, all can serve as seperators.
Dark and light colors. Painted on Clear Wrap can add depth to bottom of streams.

I was discouraged with my Miniature Plants. The best I could do. I was loosing too many. ID of them had been, a laborus nightmare.They were just too fragile for me.
I has lost far too many.

All turned around today. I rec an order from Mini Forest and Trees. Their well established Plants I can really plant, and care for. Many are Stepables. I have some other Stepables. I have done nothing extra for them. They are in the ground at least 3 years. Ones I have came from my local ACE.

Mini Forest was great to work with. And to help me select. I love the Tiny Gold Tipped Tree, Kingville Boxwood,2 kinds of mini ferns,blue feathers,on and on, and all the rest. They are well established Plants with good roots. I foresee these not requiring a lot of care. And still doing well a year from now.

Partner, I have faith that I will have good things to share with you.Also great Faith that my Fairy Garden will come to pass.

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

August 10, 2011
11:24 PM

Post #8749809

Lynn, I was so happy to read your post of plants doing so good. You go girl! I'm also thankful you are on here with us. Love the chicken wire idea for Joyce's mountains. Makes sense. I miss understand - did you get the plants from the miniforest.com web site or a local nursery named mini forest? Can you post pictures of all the plants for us? I love looking at them and... well... drooling all over my blouse! Plants do that to me ;o) I don't even think I know what blue feathers are. I worked on the patio today and will try to post pics if my dinasoar computer will stop acting crazy. It keeps freezing up. The Dell should be out of the shop soon so won't have this problem.
Oh happgarden I almost forgot, My Mom's name is also Joyce, thats why I go by Laney. Saves confusion! Lots of us Joyce's out there. And can't forget bout Jsxtiger!
ChooChooGal
Hixson, TN

August 10, 2011
11:41 PM

Post #8749818

I am really excited about my Fairy Garden. The area is cleared.raked,tuned up. Just awaiting mushroom compost delivery. Heat has played role in delay.Plus have had company. Compost needs to air 2-4 weeks befor plants go in. In can be very hot (chemically)at first.

The Garden area is 20 X20. Over a 4 Ft, curved, Brick Wall.

(Dwarf Pink/White )daisys,gardenias,tuberoses,lilis,callia lilies,and mini hosta will surround the," Fairy Garden". A Dwarf Patio Peach Tree in the one corner. 4 other Dwarf, Patio Fruits will be grown on the fences. Surounding the area. Once Large, Stone Planters, are no longer needed, for Plant Storage. They want to hold Strawberry Plants. 3 Stone Planters, are on other end of Brick wall.

The Fairy Area will be half an oval. 8 feet long, 30 inches deep. 3 Spot lights are in place. If I add a Structure. It will Not be in the "Fairy "garden, oval. But built up at the curved ,deepest end. There will be a down slope, In the Smaller(Fairy) Garden. With a (Down Hill)water feature.( 6.5 inches wide). Steps, Bridge, and Sculptures have not been decided.
I am looking for planters/urns/pots. Where bottom can be removed.(Drilled out) so the Planter Plants, are really grownig from ground.This is my project for a lifetime. Scale is basicly a larger,1/12th. scale. My "found"cetar tree is doing well.
ChooChooGal
Hixson, TN

August 10, 2011
11:54 PM

Post #8749823

Laney, My greatest treasures in Plants. Came from Mini Forest.com. Every thing was AAA. Service,Help,Packing,QUALITY, Choices,survival potential,even when they could ship weaterwise. I ordered from 3 on line sources. I am as novice as they come.I was very discouraged atempting to keep the other,fragile plants alive.

jsxtiger

jsxtiger
(jax) Dundalk, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 11, 2011
2:52 AM

Post #8749860

ohhhhhhhhh! Choo ChooGal, what great ideas! an the hair pins! ah, the simple ideas are always best! thank you so much!

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

August 11, 2011
6:44 PM

Post #8751200

Okay Lynn you have convinced me to order from Miniforest. I was afraid I would get small plants when I'm used to the big ones I get from twogreenthumbs. Janit has spoiled me! I do want to use Elm trees in my fairy garden because of the canopy they form but Janit doesn't carry them at tgt. I am sooo looking forward to pictures as it sounds like your mini garden is going to be awsome.

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

August 11, 2011
6:50 PM

Post #8751225

HOW I MAKE MY PATIO AND PATHS:

1. Make sure the top of the soil is smooth, then lay the brick sheet on top and mark on mesh side for sizing. Using wire cutters I trim and cut bricks to the shape I want.

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joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

August 11, 2011
6:57 PM

Post #8751242

I mark outer edges with thin dowels or 5" legenths of coat hanger wire so I'll know where to dig.

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joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

August 11, 2011
7:02 PM

Post #8751253

I then remove bricks and dig out area 1 inch deep using a bent spoon. Then making sure the area is level I tamp it down with the back of the spoon. I may have to add or remove soil after tamping to keep the 1 inch depth.

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joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

August 11, 2011
7:12 PM

Post #8751266

Using plastic strips as forms I line the inner edge of the area that has been dug. The pot will serve as the other edges in this case. Plastic strips are cut from milk jugs, plastic pots, mini blinds (for straight edges) etc. 1 inch wide and legenth is determined by legenth to be "paved". For paths remember to cut end pieces too. I splice strips with gemclips for longer legenths.

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joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

August 11, 2011
7:16 PM

Post #8751271

Using dowels/wire I secure the forms so they won't move out of line. (The more curves the more dowels needed for shaping.

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

August 11, 2011
7:19 PM

Post #8751275

Add a 1/2 inch layer of sand to the dug out area for base. Making sure to get fully into corners, then tamp down gently.

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joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

August 11, 2011
7:23 PM

Post #8751282

Next add 1/4 inch layer of concrete powder working into corners and smoothing level with back of spoon.

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joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

August 11, 2011
7:27 PM

Post #8751292

Place bricks (or whatever you choose) on top of concrete layer. Use smaller pieces to fill in gaps.

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

August 11, 2011
7:31 PM

Post #8751296

Spread thin layer of concrete powder over bricks working into gaps and corners and edges. I use my fingers for this. Gloves recomended.

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joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

August 11, 2011
7:33 PM

Post #8751299

Using spoon remove as much excess concrete as possible.

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joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

August 11, 2011
7:38 PM

Post #8751307

Gently remove dowels as soil on one side and sand,concrete and bricks on the other will now hold forms in place. Mist patio/path with water until water starts to puddle. Then mist several times a day for 7 - 10 days because the longer it takes for the concrete to "cure" the stronger it will be. Around the 7th day I gently remove plastic forms.

Good luck and most of all have fun! Laney

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Mud_Elf

Mud_Elf
Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 11, 2011
9:25 PM

Post #8751496

What wonderful directions!! I have a much better understanding of how to do this now!! THANKS!!

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

August 11, 2011
10:50 PM

Post #8751550

You are most welcome Kris. I'm going to dmail you my phone number in case anyone wants to talk to me about this or if anybody needs help.

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

August 12, 2011
10:12 PM

Post #8753135

I found some cute mini garden pics while on the net tonight and thought they were worth posting for ideas.

Ocean Garden contains: ocean, dolphin, stingray, sea lion, sea turtle, starfish, hammock with hat, umbrella, beach towel on fence, sandy beach with sea shells, thyme, dunce cap succulents and plamosa fern.

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joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

August 12, 2011
10:15 PM

Post #8753139

overview

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joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

August 12, 2011
10:18 PM

Post #8753146

Log Cabin contains german myrtle tree with birdnest, green moss lawn, gravel walkway, mondo grass along path and baby vinca in the terra-cotta pots.

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joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

August 12, 2011
10:20 PM

Post #8753152

overview note birdnest in tree

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joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

August 12, 2011
10:23 PM

Post #8753153

Red House, tiled patio, bench, birdbath, zoysia lawn, assorted succulents and a cuban gold duranta tree.

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joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

August 12, 2011
10:27 PM

Post #8753156

Log house, graveled path lined with mondo grass and potted succulents in barrels. Foxtail fern to look like cedar trees, rue tree with tire swing and and a real working bubble fountain in the large pea gravel.

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joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

August 12, 2011
10:37 PM

Post #8753162

White Gazebo and bench with pots of fresh cut lantana blooms, zoysia lawn, Barbados cherry tree. Hen and chicks line the pot edge and rock lined path.

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joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

August 12, 2011
10:45 PM

Post #8753173

oops! Red house overview

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Mud_Elf

Mud_Elf
Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 13, 2011
5:56 AM

Post #8753388

Sweety do you ever sleep!! I like the pics. Sometimes pictures are the best way to get inspired to make gardens. You see one or two and say,, ohhh I can do that!!
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

August 13, 2011
9:56 AM

Post #8753759

Love the beach palm trees...rofl.. They reminded me of palm trees, glad someone has imagination.

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

August 13, 2011
10:31 AM

Post #8753799

lol elfie. So you noticed I have insomnia really bad! I went to bed at 7 this am and got up at 11. Ambien helps if I only take it once or twice a week. Any more often than that and it's water on a ducks back. Been like this since childhood. MISERABLE! I thought the "palm trees" was a great idea too. My fav tho is the ocean one. Wonder where they found the seal???

jsxtiger

jsxtiger
(jax) Dundalk, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 13, 2011
10:51 AM

Post #8753826

snif...snif...i wanna tire swing! wah! wah! jist luving the log cabin...gotta find one!!!! think it would be purrrfect in my forest!
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

August 13, 2011
4:40 PM

Post #8754422

What a clear tutorial how to make brick patios, Laney. Thank you! May I ask where you buy your brick sheets, or did I miss that part?
The beach scene up there is my fav and has given me lots of inspiration. I found a website that used an old wheelbarrow, which I just happen to have, and the space of it was large enough to have a terraced gardened...very clever idea I thought.

Anybody know what product is used to make fake water? While noodling around, I found some ultra pricey mini gardens and cool "water" that really did look like the real thing.

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

August 13, 2011
8:14 PM

Post #8754928

Hey Susan, Thanks for the kind words on the tutorial. I got the bricks from Janit at www.twogreenthumbs.com and they come in 3"x6" or 6"x12" sheets. I've bought different stone sheets from her before and they came out pretty also. (posted pictures on tiny gardens forum.) She has been such a help to me and I have learned so much about mini gardens from her. She has a degree in art and I think photography but has been specializing in miniature gardening for over 10 years now and has written a book about the subject which will be published soon. I learned patio making from her. A lot of hobby shops carry the resin "water". I need to order some. It sells for around $18. What I wanted comes in a tub you put in warm water till it liquifies then pour. I've seen other products that you have to mix. I googled "hobby resin water" to find options. I saw a mini garden photo of a desert sand garden made in a red wagon and was going to copy/paste here for you but the puter froze again. Thank goodness I got my Dell out of the shop now so I'll try to find it again for ya. Laney
chellflower
Tyler, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 13, 2011
11:16 PM

Post #8755201

hi y'all,

Joyce, thanks for the tutorial on the patio bricks...interesting!

I saw where one of the mini sites has glass/plastic pieces for pond water, but blue stained glass (@hobby lobby) might cost less for the same look. I did find this site for some cool water effects...
http://www.stormthecastle.com/diorama/make-a-diorama-waterfall.htm

My container is a large plastic tote with the bottom cut off,. we plan to glue pieces of bark to the sides for a more natural look. I hope to make my hobbit from sculpting clay if talent & patience allow (yea, good luck with that, LOL!) I've already made a wire form for it. To give my buddy an idea... my hobbit will be about 3-4" tall, so I guess that would make it 1/12th or 1/24th scale?? since hobbits are only s'pose to be about 2 feet tall). I have a coupleof mini trees that I ordered from miniforest last month, but more mini plants are always welcome.
I do have a hobbit door, and I had seen mini stone veneer on a website that would be great for the hobbit's house wall & chimney (I had the site saved in my faves folder on the old 'puter before it crashed...now i have to re-search all of those cool sites i'd found, arg!). And of course, every hobbit has a veggie garden and a picket (or stone) fence so i still need those thingd as well as any other neat things that might be found in a hobbits yard (tiny woodland critters, birdhouses/baths, mailbox, etc). Since most hobbit's homes are built within hills, i still need a small ground cover for the hill's greenery (irish moss would be perfect if i can find some). Our hobbit garden will be outdoors in zone 8 in full/part sun if this helps.

the boys and i have come up with some cool ideas for items to make for my swap buddy to add to the box with the plants and any purchased items we send...this is one of the funnest swaps i've been in so far!

here's a pic of my container...

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

August 14, 2011
7:42 AM

Post #8755587

My DH is always messing around with resin, you mix together wonder why you could make your own? hummmmm, may have to try that just for fun. Played all weekend so I didn't get my container made yet... ;( but sure had a good time and the weather is amazing right now.

Joyce the info was amazing and so easy to follow. Everyone has been great help.

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

August 14, 2011
3:29 PM

Post #8756322

Chell it sounds like you and the boys are going to have a blast! They will remember making the hobbit garden the rest of their lives. You are so creative and your imigination is to be envied!
Joyce glad you could understand the patio directions and that they were easy for you. That makes me happy! I'm going to make the path in my garden in a few days. Just waiting for the patio to cure a little more in case I bump it. Is everyone else as excited about this swap as I am?

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Mud_Elf

Mud_Elf
Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 14, 2011
4:14 PM

Post #8756394

I ordered 16 tiny hemlock trees from a source on e-bay. Cost was about $9.00 with shipping. These are pretty nice little trees. I wanted therm really small so I can train them the way I want to and also I am just too cheap / broke after replacing both the AC and the water heater in the RV!! Cannot believe a 6 gallon water heater was over $400.00 and that was on sale,, regular price was $785.00!!!,, to pay more.. Sorry but it is true. I love the feel of these little babies. And they have really nice roots on them. I will take a picture tonight and post them.

I love the picture!! It reminds me of the fairies we hung from the trees back home 2 years ago. I had forgotten they were there and stood up with out looking and got banged in the head..lol!!
ChooChooGal
Hixson, TN

August 15, 2011
10:24 PM

Post #8758813

Ahhh. . . At last long awaited compost has arrived. Was told I could use it now. I have plants in ground.In the Fairy Garden. Its exciting.Some even have markers. As to what they are.

We Miniature Gardners need our own Forum here. If not. . .Guess we will have to have a Holiday Swap.

End of last week. I let a couple of friends see my," Fairy Garden "plans. Both have brought me treasure. A Handfull of un named small Sedum. And a box of unnamed ground cover . For now all still un named. Elfie here we go again.

My nearby Ace Hardware has good values in Plants. If you have one near you. Drop in.The Plants are really marked down. Also need to be let out. Root bound seams to be the cry of the end of season. In getting them out. Sure hope I didn't get them too small.

I am looking for Reg Size Strawberry Plants. To go in 3 Large Concrete Planters. I know nothing about Stawberries. If anyone has any guidence. Kindly let me know. Also Dwarf Fruit Trees, to grow on 80 ft of fence.My hearts alwys been in the Garden. These Days its a very Happy Heart.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 16, 2011
7:33 AM

Post #8759291

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/f/tinygardens/all/

There is a tiny garden Forum here on DG!

Mud_Elf

Mud_Elf
Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 16, 2011
3:55 PM

Post #8759903

Well for some reason, I have not been able to pull up Daves garden all day. I just finally got it to come up!! Wonder what that was all about?

Anyway. I did not get pictures taken, A big cat from across the road dug up all my little trees!! The owner says he will replace them and has ordered the new trees for me. I sat and watched him order them too!! He is a really nice man and felt bade about his cat. He said that his cat loves to dig in fresh dirt. So now I need to figure a way to keep him out of my baby starts. Strange day and I am now exhausted,
Thanks LK for helping Choo Choo with the link.
Huggs

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 16, 2011
5:55 PM

Post #8760098

Kris, DG has had server problems all day. Glad they are finally back online.

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

August 16, 2011
6:56 PM

Post #8760223

Sorry to hear about the cat problems but I can relate. My neighbors cat got in one of my mini gardens and dug up my 3 mini azaleas and chewed the roots and all three died. They were my favs and so pretty when they were in bloom. She said "Uh oh." No offer to replace so you are fortunate there.
minnesippi
Oakdale, MN
(Zone 4a)

August 16, 2011
7:17 PM

Post #8760351

Elfie, want me ta send ya some catnip? Keep the kitty "busy" :)

jsxtiger

jsxtiger
(jax) Dundalk, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 17, 2011
2:18 AM

Post #8760723

i was wondering why i couldnt git on! thought me puter had a cold or sumthin! but it is funny bout the cat gitting in, lil elf. well, not funny funny...but i was jist thinking yesterditty how i could keep lil people hands outta me forest! maybe type of hoop cover? hhmmm! also, if anybody's have a couple of small pieces of flagstone left over from a patio or sumthin...i coulld really use it. i thought how purty it beez to see a tiger sitting on a flagstone shelf in the forest! (by small, i mean 2 or 3 inches)

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

August 17, 2011
4:06 AM

Post #8760785

www.gardenersupply.com has a thing to keep cat and other critters out of the flower beds. It has like little metal spikes sticking up on it and you place them around the border of the bed. They say cats won't put their paws on it. Never tried it tho. My luck I'd be out there barefooted and... arugh!

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

August 17, 2011
4:07 AM

Post #8760786

Joyce I just noticed your post was submitted at 3:18 am. You been up all night too? lol

jsxtiger

jsxtiger
(jax) Dundalk, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 17, 2011
4:39 PM

Post #8761878

YIPPERS! I dood it!

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

August 17, 2011
7:40 PM

Post #8762145

Lol

jsxtiger

jsxtiger
(jax) Dundalk, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 18, 2011
2:45 AM

Post #8762388

mmmmmmmmmmm! where bez everybodies?
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

August 18, 2011
8:41 AM

Post #8762952

Ok, how do you know when it is ok weather wise to send to your bud or not?
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

August 18, 2011
1:40 PM

Post #8763377

In my email box this morning...

A married couple in their 60's are visited by a fairy who grants them both a wish. "I want to travel round the world with my darling husband" says wife, two tickets for a luxury cruise magically appear in her hand. Husband says:"Sorry but my wish is to have a wife 30 years younger than me." Fairy waves wand and husband becomes 92.
Moral of story - men who are ungrateful ***s should remember fairies are female!

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

August 18, 2011
1:45 PM

Post #8763384

LOL! I love it!
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

August 18, 2011
3:23 PM

Post #8763500

While I dashed in Wally World this morning to pick up craft paint and artificial flowers for a Fall wreath, there next to the fake plants was a product called Acrylic Water, pic on the box showed how it "cures" clear and was holding up silk plants in a glass vase. Think it could be a good candidate for water in Fairy Gardens and will read the ingredients next time I'm in town. It was pricey though I thought, $7.50 for 7 oz. Any one ever tried it and your thoughts if you have?

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 19, 2011
6:43 AM

Post #8764491

I got a pond last year from Stacey. She used that stuff and it works great. But I like the idea of using the clear silicone, looks like you can do more with it, and it is cheaper.

Mud_Elf

Mud_Elf
Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 19, 2011
10:28 AM

Post #8764802

Ok,, Sorry about being gone so long,
First I am now in a air cast for my left foot. I will be in the cast for 4 to 6 weeks,,sigh. My foot feels better already so it will be worth the wait I think. Trouble is I have a really hard time moving around in it.
Second, Ralph had the day off yesterday and was so sweet and wheeled me around a huge thrift shop, and hobby lobby and a few other places. We scored several really cool items!!
1. red metal bench for 12 cents!!
2. set of blue enamel cook ware for $1.47
3. a stunning 6 inch tall atlas for 3 dollars
4. a package of green floral pics and wire to make a beach type fence for only $3.00 I can make about 10 foot of fence with this!!
5. a bag with 4 miniature elves, 2 fire hydrants, a tree, candy canes, and more for only 35 cents
6. a broken tractor trailer for hot wheels that we got fo 50 cents, it has 8 wheels that we are re-using for tires swings in trees!!
7. a big of mini glass x-mas tree ornaments to be used as gazing balls.
and more.. I spent a totasl of $17.00 and that included a set of crutches for $4,97

So that was just the thrift shop.

Now at hobby lobby I got the best score of all!!

They have a 30% off sale on their Christmas items by " MAKE IT CHRISTMAS"
I bought fencing for only$ 2.09 it is 30 inches long. Now it is the same size as the doll house furniture fencing I have seen. but is almost twice as long for the same price. So I got 3 lol

I bought more, but I am drawing a blank right now. So that is all for now.

I have several tubes of clear silicone caulk, I think I will play with it today or tomorrow and see how it turns out. I took some pictures today and will upload them into a new page.

I also did some polymer clay sculpting and high fire clay sculpting this week and have some things I hope will turn out nicely. I will be posting pictures of those too.

Got to go,, foot hurts and I need to lay down for a bit.


Mud_Elf

Mud_Elf
Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 19, 2011
10:32 AM

Post #8764819

NEW ROOM!!!


http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1212979/
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1212979/
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1212979/
ChooChooGal
Hixson, TN

September 21, 2011
3:17 PM

Post #8818212

Hi Everyone,

I want to Thank Susan, for all her time, help, info, and the exchange.Susan, you have no idea how much help your plant list, was to me. I had no idea what to order. I just ordered from what you liked. Susans, time and knowledge. Got me through when plants arrived with no ID. Please Susan. . . Even if we keep same Partners. Can we have a Christmas Exchange?

Joyce(Laney), your pictures have been such a help. I feel I have a new, good friend. Its Ok to be up all night. . I know. . I am a night owl as well.

My Partners Package is ready to go. What an exciting time it is.Please know I have really enjoyed this forum. My plants are doing well. I have found Mini Japanese Holly, local Home Depot. Wow . . .Am I ever enjoying making it into "Trees". I think I have 3 waiting, to sheer. Had to stop and do some mailing. HD had great Scotch Moss for 2 bucks. As much on side of 4inch pot, as in it. Of course I want Irish Moss. Which seams to be a spring item. Have a small order from Michell.
(J.Kozell) Wonderful quality,good service. The Ship fee is best I know.


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