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Mud_Elf

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

October 3, 2011
3:58 PM

Post #8834715

We came from here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1212979/

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 ... SENT,,,RECEIVED
2. Irisluvr0252/ Debbie...Grandmas Garden ... SENT,,, RECEIVED
3. oldmansdarlin / Shelly...Fairy garden/ has fairies...SENT ,,,RECEIVED
4. Jsxtiger/ Jax/ Joyce ... doing a Deep Forest type theme ... SENT ,,,
5 . CheerMom/ Sue...Sedums and streams woodland edge garden...SENT,,,RECEIVED
6. Joycerogers0713 / Laney..."Lazy days of summer." ...SENT,,,RECEIVED
7. FruitOfTheVine /Susan...Beach or Desert...SENT,,,RECEIVED
8. Happgarden/ Joyce...pergola garden / water feature garden...SENT,,,RECEIVED
9. chellflower / Chell... Middle Earth/Hobbit theme ... SENT,,,
10. taters55 / Linda Kay... Swan theme, has swan planter...SENT ,,,RECEIVED
11.Sundownr / Bev..." Garden swinging trolls"!!! ...SENT ,,,RECEIVED
12.ChooChooGal / Lynn...My Garden is a traditional one. ...SENT,,,RECEIVED
13.Crit /Patti..."Woodland Wandering" with stream / bridge... SENT,,,RECEIVED.


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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Mud_Elf

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

October 3, 2011
4:00 PM

Post #8834718

And just why did I let that get to long,,huh,, bad hostess...lol

jsxtiger

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

October 3, 2011
4:05 PM

Post #8834723

...lil elf not bad! her jist beez busy!
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 3, 2011
4:51 PM

Post #8834805

What a sweet garden, Elfie.

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

October 3, 2011
6:22 PM

Post #8834969

Debbie, I'm sorry, I thought I wrote on the pot in magic marker, that is a fairy vine. The dianthus has a pretty bright pink bloom and they both should survive your winters. Wish I had more plants to send but maybe minis made up for it.

Lynn it is hard to understand how some people can be so inconsiderate. Bless your heart you worked so hard on that bed. Wish I could come help you rebuild.
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 3, 2011
6:50 PM

Post #8835007

I thought the mini accessories were adorable, Laney, one thing my box is going to be lacking in since I couldn't seem to get the scale right.

Hands down, this has been the hardest swap I've ever participated in, but stepping out of my comfort zone has been fun and have learned so much from seeing pictures, reading the links, and of course admiring the mini gardens you all have lovingly created.
oldmansdarlin
Clifton, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 3, 2011
7:53 PM

Post #8835088

Well, I finally found the post office which is only 3 blocks from my work I discovered. Picked up my box today and put all the little goodies in it. Still have to wrap and add the plants but I should be mailing it by Thursday at the latest. Thank you so much for the extra time. I definately needed it. I really hope my swap buddy likes the stuff I got them. Thanks to all of you for the pictures you have posted. They have really helped me figure out how to do this as this is my first mini garden. It seemed like a daunting task until I read all the posts and looked at the pictures. It has been really fun letting the creativity flow. I haven't started on my garden yet as I am waiting to see what my buddy sends me.
Well off to bed, 5:30am comes awful early. Night all.

Mud_Elf

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

October 3, 2011
8:49 PM

Post #8835143

I think we have all struggled with scale as we are all new at this. But right now I am just pleased we are all learning a new way to garden. Jusat think of the fun you can have doing tiny gardens inside over thew winter?? I have several in the planning stage right now and 2 almost done. So I will be jkeeping busy right though Christmas doing these. Plus working on the polymer clay and learning how to make things to scale is a challenge too.
I just hope everyone has been having fun and has learned a new thing or two here. Next year this should be much easier for everyone to do!!

Night all.

Oh and I have to go back to Smiths in the morning,, I will be home tomorrow night though,,,
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

October 3, 2011
9:20 PM

Post #8835181

Fruity I agree with you, this has been a new type of swap for me. I hope I have done ok. I am sure this won't be the only mini I do, so any size stuff will work. If not in the planter in another.

taters55

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

October 4, 2011
5:24 AM

Post #8835373

I love all the things coming in!!

Here is an update on my mini garden. It still needs a witch but I am working on that.

I added a few small trees in the back ground, and added some batting pulled apart to make it look like it is foggy!

What else can I add to it?

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

October 4, 2011
5:42 AM

Post #8835391

Looks scarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry...and so cute!

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

October 4, 2011
6:36 AM

Post #8835473

Lynn maybe you should consider making indoor gardens in smaller containers until the cat problem is taken care of. There are quite a few mini plants for indoors available. Wish you had a BB gun to scare the little sucker away.;o)

Debbi I'm so glad you liked your goodie box. I just wish I had had more plants to send
you.

Linda Kay, I think you did an awsome job on your Halloween garden! I wouldn't add anything except maybe a black cat.You don't want it to look cluttered. One rule of thumb in gardening is "Less is best." You want it to look as natural as possible and nothing in nature is cluttered. I recently saw a mini garden where every square inch had something in it and it made me clostrophobic!

There is nothing like making your first mini garden to get your creative juices flowing. When I first started, about 5 yrs ago, I googled images of mini gardens and fairy gardens and was amazed at the different options and styles. As far as scale that will come with practice. Put larger or taller items in the front of the garden and smaller shorter ones in the back to give a sense of depth.

I still have so much to learn but as with anything else creating a miniature garden is a learning process. I would even send pics of my little gardens to Janit Calvo for her to cretique. And she would wether I had ordered from her or not! She has been doing mini gardens for 10 years and I have learned so much from her. She is talking to publishers now and the first ever Mini Garden book should be on the market soon! It will be full of tips, techniques and photos.

I hope this has helped some of y'all.
chellflower
Tyler, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 4, 2011
6:50 AM

Post #8835493

ChooChoo so sorry about your garden...all the time & love put into it too. When it comes to pets/animals, there's not much the authorities will do as far as making folks keep cats contained on their own property (we live in a MH park and are bombarded with feral cats most of the time). Some things I've tried that seem to work... orange peels, coffee grounds & chunks of Irish Spring soap scattered around the gardens...and an unexpected soak with the hose sprayer every time I see them out there also makes them think twice before entering the yard again, LOL.

I finally finished my first mini garden! The one we made for Mama's birthday...and she loves it! Her B'day was last month, but it took awhile for some ordered pieces to arrive and a bit of trial & error to get the road right...(Live & Learn ), but we really enjoyed putting it together.

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chellflower
Tyler, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 4, 2011
6:53 AM

Post #8835495

Here's anther view of mama's Route 66 garden.

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taters55

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

October 4, 2011
7:47 AM

Post #8835542

That is so cute! Nice job!

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

October 4, 2011
9:30 AM

Post #8835671

Chell I bet your Mom was pleased. It is so cute. You did a great job.

Mud_Elf

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

October 4, 2011
5:01 PM

Post #8836244

I am home,,,sigh... I am hot tired sticky dirty and smelly...

I got to the house to find out that Mike had broken the ridding lawnmower, it took me 3 hours to fix and it still is not right, but at least I got the yards done. Then I was all our dirty clothes, hunted fro my dremel which is lost,, and yes it is still lost,, darn it. But I did bring home all the mini- stuff I made in kiln fired clay and will start painting tomrrow!! So it was not a total bust,,

Going to take a bath and fix dinner,, Ralphie will be home soon..

Oh and I love the Route 66 mini-garden. It is just great!!

Night all
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 4, 2011
5:48 PM

Post #8836287

Elfie, You have more patience and mechanical skills in your pinkie finger than I have in my whole body.

Very creative mini gardens, LK and Chell. Love 'em both.

"Put larger or taller items in the front of the garden and smaller shorter ones in the back to give a sense of depth." Never would have thought to do that, Laney, but it makes perfect sense, sorta like a print I have of our mountains where the distant ones seem to fade into the background. Thanks for the great tip along with others I've gleaned and for all of you who have encouraged me to get the creative juices flowing to think outside the box.

If the PO cooperates, my Buddy should expect to receive her package Friday. Sure hope I didn't flunk mini-gardening 101.



Sundownr

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

October 5, 2011
5:18 AM

Post #8836749

Lyn, that is awful about your neighbors cats destroying your property! We have a bunch of feral cats and wild critters around here, and the neighbors had a huge nosy puppy for a while, that destroyed several things too. It can be so aggravating, and sometimes depressing, to try to have anything in your yard. I placed fencing over a couple of my garden beds to keep critters out and I'm making decorative cages to place over fragile plants until they get established. I don't know if the cages would be appropriate for my miniature toad community, it would make it look like I had imprisoned a bunch of tiny folks, hehe!

LK and Chell, I love both your minis!! Well done!

Debbie, Laney sure has a good eye for minis and sent you some real treasures! I want some of that fairy vine, but have no idea where I'd put it. I think it's so pretty!

Kris, you're an inspiration to us all!

Sundownr

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

October 5, 2011
5:51 AM

Post #8836770

Would anyone be interested in some acorn caps for crafts (elf & fairy hats, miniature bowls, etc.)? I live under an old oak grove and the ground is covered. The boys will start sucking up the leaves that are already ankle deep very soon and they'll be destroyed. Most of the acorns are wormy, fell prematurely, or have separated from the caps. I can send them for the cost of postage which will depend on the quantity you might want. JLMK.
--
Bev

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Mud_Elf

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

October 5, 2011
6:22 AM

Post #8836816

Found this!!!!!

Here is what you will need:

Acorn caps
Burnt Umber craft paint (and brush)
3" Styrofoam ball
Jute twine
Small piece of floral wire (18 gauge)
Narrow ribbon
Silver glitter (or your choice of color)
Mod Podge
Hot glue gun

And here is the link in case you do not understand the cut and paste job of mine,,,heehee

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

October 5, 2011
6:23 AM

Post #8836818

First paint the styrofoam ball with burnt umber, this is just so you don't see the white of the foam. You could find a closer match to the color of the acorns if you want, burnt umber is what I had on hand.

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Mud_Elf

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

October 5, 2011
6:24 AM

Post #8836820

Next start pushing the caps into the foam. Hot glue might be necessary for this part. While a lot of them stayed pretty well, if they are loose, just put a little dab of glue in the indention and stick the cap back on.

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Mud_Elf

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

October 5, 2011
6:24 AM

Post #8836822

Get the caps as close as you can and work your way all the way around. Do not try to get it perfect, there will be gaps, but that's why we painted the ball in the first place. To attach the jute twine hanger, cut a length of twine about six inches. Take the floral wire and cut a piece about 3 inches long, bend it in half to make something that resembles a hair pin. Fold the twine in half and use the wire 'pin' to anchor the twine to the ball. Push the wire all the way in, if it doesn't seem secure, put a dab of glue. Tie a knot on the end of the string and the hanger is ready.

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Mud_Elf

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

October 5, 2011
6:25 AM

Post #8836825

Now that all of the caps are covering the ball, use Mod Podge and brush a little across the edges of the caps. While the glue is still wet, sprinkle on glitter. I used silver, but I think gold would be nice or even brownstone. I tie some pretty ribbon the the top and it's ready to hang!

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taters55

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

October 5, 2011
6:32 AM

Post #8836830

You could also place some suet or peanut butter in those caps and make it a bird feeder!

How about a mini bird nest?
http://twigandtoadstool.blogspot.com/2010/12/acorn-nest-ornament.html

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Sundownr

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

October 5, 2011
6:34 AM

Post #8836832

OMG, Kris that's beautiful!! Now I have another project to make from all these acorn caps, thanks for posting!!

taters55

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

October 5, 2011
6:35 AM

Post #8836833

http://www.etsy.com/listing/45295741/10-acorn-cap-candles
Or mini candles...

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Sundownr

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

October 5, 2011
6:37 AM

Post #8836835

LK, I'm using a few for miniature hanging baskets and for wheels on a little paTROLL car too (for my troll mini-garden), lol!

Sundownr

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

October 5, 2011
6:38 AM

Post #8836836

The little candles are adorable!!

taters55

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

October 5, 2011
6:41 AM

Post #8836839

or mushrooms...
http://lilfishstudios.blogspot.com/2009/11/acorn-mushroom-ornament-tutorial.html

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Sundownr

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

October 5, 2011
6:44 AM

Post #8836841

aaaah, so cute! I may decide to keep all these caps, lol!

Mud_Elf

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

October 5, 2011
6:45 AM

Post #8836846

More fun links::

Easy acorn ornaments
http://www.creaturecomfortsblog.com/home/2009/12/8/diy-acorn-topped-ornaments.html

Very cool bird nests!!
http://networkedblogs.com/kZggV

Sundownr

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

October 5, 2011
6:50 AM

Post #8836850

Wow, all the crafty things going through my head now...

taters55

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

October 5, 2011
6:52 AM

Post #8836854

or a tiny basket...
http://5orangepotatoes.blogspot.com/2011/04/wee-acorn-cap-baskets.html

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

October 5, 2011
6:55 AM

Post #8836856

How to make a fairy house...
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=373504.0

taters55

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

October 5, 2011
6:57 AM

Post #8836858

http://teresasplants.com/birdloverspage.aspx

How about a bird bath or feeder?

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Sundownr

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

October 5, 2011
7:01 AM

Post #8836862

My tiny brain just exploded with the 1/144 scale fairy houses... im adding a magnifier lamp to my wish list lol!

Sundownr

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

October 5, 2011
7:11 AM

Post #8836869

I have run errands, but keep posting anything else you find for acorn crafts. My buddy's swap box just got bigger, lol.

Kris, I'm sending you a Dmail shortly.

Mud_Elf

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

October 5, 2011
7:53 AM

Post #8836911

LOL,, Me and Taters are on a mission to find the best acorn decorations!!

Here islots of mini ideas to use the acorn caps for!!!

acorn caps
•bowls, planters, hanging baskets, table baskets, hanging light fixtures, sinks or basins, dishes, fruit and veggie bowls
•knitting basket, pin cushion, egg basket, fairy basket, fairy bassinet, street light tops in a nature scene, fence topper. bird bath
•look for the smallest caps that still have a bit of the stem on it. See that flat surface on the stem...well, paint a tiny face on the space, attach a tad of lace or fabric to make a scarf, crown, headdress or hat. Then, decorate the "skirt" or cup part of the cap, like a robe, gown or some kind of garment and all of a sudden you have acorn people! Some look like Duchesses, Kings, Princesses or babies.
•in smaller rustic/woodland fantasy scenes they make great roofs on 144th scale fairy and gnome houses, a chimney cover in 1/4" scale, hats for fairies and stool tops for gnomes, many uses in fairy houses and scenes.
•bird house - Glue a cap to the acorn. Drill a hole for the opening and then drill a small hole under the first hole for a perch.
• lids for containers or trash cans, bathroom/kitchen sink, baby bath tub, ceiling light shades, stool seats, reflecting ponds, mushroom caps, hats, cymbals and drums for a marching band of gnomes, dish planters, umbrellas, sailboat or coracle for a fairy, roofing (either used whole or cut into large chunks and glued down), a door to a burrow or hole, squirrel frisbees or a satellite dish, several hung from twigs for wind chimes/mobile, wheels for ??, stepping stones for a garden, hung as a bird feeder, base for a BBQ, 2 for a serving dish and cover, stacked to make support columns for anything you want, glue in a staggered pattern to form a simple flight of stairs (would make nice spiral staircases?) , chimney caps, roof for a circular tower, use 2 with a short piece of tubing in between for a covered bird/squirrel feeder, add a handle to make a fry pan, paint like a roulette wheel for a critter casino, add a cardboard circle with a clock face, glue in 2 card stock shelves (1 on the bottom and the other half-way up) for a small curio display, turn one into a shadow box for tiny treasures or a photo, cut one in half and glue the half to a full cap to form a pocket and use as a planter or mail holder
•lids for unpainted beads
•cream pies (bumpy part up in tin)
•take the nut out of the acorn cap, cut it in half and drill a small hole in it and you have a swallows' nest.
•wheels on a fairy wagon or baby carriage
•immature acorns are mishappen and make perfect gourds when painted with greens, yellows and/or orange. Bake them in the oven first to kill any micro thing growing in or on them.

Mud_Elf

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

October 5, 2011
7:59 AM

Post #8836914

taters55 wrote:How to make a fairy house...
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=373504.0[/quote]


OMG!!! I have a gazebo I just got in the mail and have been trying to figure out what to do with it!! THANKS!!!!!!!!

taters55

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

October 5, 2011
8:14 AM

Post #8836929

:-)

Mud_Elf

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

October 5, 2011
8:31 AM

Post #8836948


A tutorial I found!! This could keep us busy all winter long!!


http://www.wannainelpaso.com/mossy glen/mossy_glen_in_a_glass_dome.shtml

taters55

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

October 5, 2011
9:12 AM

Post #8836980

Kris, that is so cool!

Mud_Elf

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

October 5, 2011
10:43 AM

Post #8837107

Ok folks Chime in and tell me your favorite color. This will be something for your mini-gardens so choose accordingly,I will be painting this item so If you do a nice brite color it will be sure to pop,, unless you want woody or pale colors. Let me know. I am ready TO Paint!!!

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

October 5, 2011
11:46 AM

Post #8837168

I would love something bright to pop... (1st choice)red or (2nd)yellow. Thanks Elfie.
I love all the links and the acorn caps are great.
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

October 5, 2011
12:53 PM

Post #8837221

Bright happy colors are my fav.

taters55

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

October 5, 2011
12:59 PM

Post #8837234

purple, blue, red... something bright!

Sundownr

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

October 5, 2011
10:07 PM

Post #8837838

Kris, Loved that last link, and would like to give that a shot this winter too!

My color preferences would be anything bright, too, starting with red, purple, blue, yellow,...

Thank you for all you've done and still doing!
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

October 6, 2011
7:35 AM

Post #8838182

Purple & turquoise

Mud_Elf

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

October 6, 2011
11:33 AM

Post #8838401

Talked to CooChoo. She has found some of her plants but most are destroyed from the cat. It is so sad that this has happened to her. If anyone can spare a small package of plants or cutting it would be nice to send her a couple. I am going to be sending some of my mini-hosta's.

Also confirmed she likes PINK for her garden.

taters55

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

October 6, 2011
1:32 PM

Post #8838522

What kind of plants is she looking for?

Mud_Elf

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

October 6, 2011
1:59 PM

Post #8838558

She likes anything truly miniature. So I would assume stuff like Scottish moss, elfin thyme any of the creaper types. I will ask.
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 6, 2011
4:25 PM

Post #8838763

The mini fairy house is to die for, LK! I'd go blind (or blinder) trying to make and decorate a 1/144 scale. Is something that tiny really measurable? lol I do have a plastic toy gazebo 8-10" tall that could be a good candidate.

Just spotted 5...count 'em 5 yearling does and spikes today on the side of our road eating acorns. That's so nice of you to offer caps, Bev, but the woods bordering our property are full of Oaks.

I'll look around, Lynn, and see if I have mini plants ready to divide. Might have a few Hostas that originally came from you, Elfie. I've been fighting mealy bugs on the hens & chicks but thanks to your tip, Patti, I've already refilled a spray bottle with Windex ammonia and am using it liberally. Couldn't Sempervivums be mailed any time since they're hardy to something like Zone 3?

Edited to say: No real color preferences here, it seems I like whatever color I'm currently looking at. My least favorite color is black unless it's a tux on a tall, dark, handsome man...lol You're too good to us, Elfie!


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Mud_Elf

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

October 6, 2011
5:25 PM

Post #8838828

After painting all day I have nothing done,,sigh... I really remember being able to paint,, what happened to me,,, ohh I remember,, I got old and blind. Who knew painting tiny things would be so hard?? Ah well time to clean up and put things up Ralphie will be home in 30 minutes and the RV is a disaster!!

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chellflower
Tyler, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 6, 2011
7:43 PM

Post #8838976

Those acorn ideas are sooo cool, and I just love the fairy house (I would end up destroying something that small before it was near completed! LOL). I also have acorns all over the yard...the squirrels and blue jays are never hungry here! LOL

I like all colors, but especially in pastel shades...you're just too sweet Elfie!

I'll see if I can come up with some things for ChooChoo. I read on another thread where someone covered plants with decorative cages to keep critters out... wonder if this would work for Lynn's mini garden?!?

ChooChooGal
Hixson, TN

October 6, 2011
10:52 PM

Post #8839140

Thank All of you for your concerns, about my Fairy Land. Please do not feel, you need to share with me. I love the small plants. I will exchange with any. Who have things I do not have. Especially Tiny Ivy,and Geraniums.
I am recovering. Along with Fairy Land. One area still to be repaired. My most finished area was/is around a stream. Creature may have been attracted to the water. Have draines/ turned water off. This was the area most damaged. Any thing I had raised. Was dug up. Have put my bits of plants salvaged. Into the 'Recovery Room". I had already started some new ones. They are doing well. I have added wire over the raised areas, It was such a shock. My Garden is truely a "Secret Garden". Fairy Land has taken a lot of plants.Due to sheer size,14X5. By spring I should have many plants to trade.

Tonight I did a late night bed check. All was well. Garden smells wonderful. 3 bars, cut up, Irish Spring Soap. (over larger area especially along fence)Thank You Chris, and others who suggested it. Have a 'head band" flash light. It sure helps for midnight "bed"checks. Also, have new flood lights, over Fairy Land.
Chris, I certainly would like some Hosta. I have/had no mini ones. The article you gave URL for. It was fantastic. Sure gave me some great info for my use.

Laney, I have 2 Planters aready "eyed" for work this winter. I work Nov-April. Don't get into much trouble the colder months. Come May I will again be at it.

Thymes, are what I found locally. I think I have ever thyme grown. None of my Thymes,or Herb plants were bothered.My Daisy's,Violets,Brass Buttons, were worst damaged.I have 3 different phlox.Only Candy Stripe was disturbed. It was uprooted in 3 places. Daisy's,and Violets were worst damaged. Lavender Plants ,were unharmed. Daisy's, and Violets planted with Lavender, damaged. I had 5 holes, at least 8 in deep. Reason I think Cat. . . had run cat out 2X just before damage. I could smell "Cat Business".

Anyone using the live sheet moss. I would like to hear from you. which ones,from where. How its done for you.

Thanks again to all of you. This group has been fun, as well as learning experience. Please Chris. We need another Swap. This is too good to let go.

Mud_Elf

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

October 7, 2011
6:02 AM

Post #8839314

Morning.. I am full of determination to get these things done today! I am going to explain my reasons for sending each of you a gift.

1. I needed something I can do in this tiny space we are living in, this winter will be very long if I have nothing to do in such a small space!!
2. I plan to try to start selling stuff like this in the future and I need input.
3. I wanted to see what everyone thinks of the items I made. I need you all to be very honest about what you think. You can d-mail me if you do not wish to embarrass me with your honest remark!! lol


Also the the postage will be less than a dollar each so no one needs to worry about me spending too much money!

Lynn if you are sure you do not need anything else I can send you just the few hosta's I have to share. I bought soooo many from CountryBoyGarden.com this year and plan to get more next year too!

Mud_Elf

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

October 7, 2011
9:27 AM

Post #8839520

You all need to see this!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeHwDG2PzQw&feature=related

taters55

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

October 7, 2011
9:42 AM

Post #8839532

Wow, that is really nice!

jsxtiger

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

October 7, 2011
4:10 PM

Post #8839991

...i tooo brought a bunch of tiny hostas...but not from there, lil elf! they all are dead/dying!!! so much for plans ta share wit me buddy! snif snif!

Mud_Elf

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

October 7, 2011
6:02 PM

Post #8840186

Why are they dying? Are you sure it is not just time for them to go to sleep? Mine are looking ok, but the first freeze and they will be going to bed... Do not give up. wait till next year and I bet they come back!! Every year I think mine are dead so I buy more and low and behold they come back and I have doubles of everything,,,lol

I am done painting!!! I have one more thing to sculpt and all my boxes will be mailed out on Monday!! Very excited here!!

FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 7, 2011
6:17 PM

Post #8840208

So far I've been lucky not having slugs on Hostas, but deer are a different story. Does anybody else have a problem with them eating yours? Mine looked so pretty and several were still blooming last week before they were reduced to stalks over the course of a couple of nights. Yeah I should have sprayed a deterrent, but I swear the deer haven't bothered them all year...til now. They're planted in a bed under our Cherry tree in our front yard and have to pass by it to check our mailbox. Just makes me sick now seeing a bunch of sticks. Two different ones were setting seed pods I'd planned to save since I've never tried to grow Hostas from seeds. Oh well. Jax, I hope your Hostas are just going dormant and haven't bit the dust. Don't give up yet. I missed planting one last year and it overwintered bare root outside and was totally surprised to find healthy leaf shoots and roots last Spring. Totally amazed me.

Sundownr

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

October 7, 2011
8:10 PM

Post #8840328

Lyn, I hope you can keep those critters out of your mini garden, it sounds like a terrific place! I have a flashlight by the back door just for night time garden patrolling, too.

Susan, I've never dug up any of my hostas and they always come back the next spring! I do need to divide and replant because they're trying to crowd each other out. The deer wait to munch on my hostas in the fall too, so I wonder if that means they taste better with acorns, lol! I'm in love with the mini hostas you gave me at that last round up (that I attended) and plan on getting a bunch more for my mini gardens.

I've played all day instead of doing chores...
Acorn cap bird's nests with eggs made from polymer clay.

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Sundownr

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

October 7, 2011
8:11 PM

Post #8840329

An acorn cap lamp for my trolls (I think they play board games at night).

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Sundownr

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

October 7, 2011
8:24 PM

Post #8840337

I'm going to need a bigger toad abode in my mini community!! This fella is the second biggest toad I've seen since I lived here. I caught him climbing out of the goldfish pond this evening. That's lemon thyme to the left, so he's about 4-1/2" to 5" long, won't fit through the toad house door, but what a beauty (if you like toads as much as I do)!

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ChooChooGal
Hixson, TN

October 8, 2011
6:40 AM

Post #8840574

How creative all of you are. If you have hickory nuts. Paint them orange,put on a face and make a mini Pumpkin Patch.


Elfie, I am not turning away anything. Especially Hostas.Anything Hand Crafted.

Please tell my Buddy, I am greeting the Post Lady Daily. . .
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

October 8, 2011
6:48 AM

Post #8840586

I was looking at all the acorn caps around my pool yesterday. Picked one up and looked at it. They are sooooooo tiny, I don't think I could do anything with them. With my hands, I had trouble just picking them up!!!!! lol What you have done are so cute!!!!!!
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

October 8, 2011
6:51 AM

Post #8840589

Elfie, so sweet of you to make bonus boxes for us all. You are so talented and extra sweet!!!

The weather is showing a big rain line from Minnesota thru Texas. I sure hope people needing rain get some! It is slow moving so should give a good soaking. I know Western Oklahoma is almost as bad as the 30's dust bowl so am glad to see they are getting some.

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

October 8, 2011
9:49 AM

Post #8840781

Hi all, I'm having a great time with GK's. Just missisg my plants. DIL made the trip to Kuwait with no problems.
I am amazed at all the ideas for acorn caps. The bird nest and lamp are precious. And I love all the many shades of brown in the frog. I think I have his cousin in one of my planters. I have plenty of the little green tree frogs too and enjoy listening to them after a rain. Not much else going on here but I enjoying reading everyone's post when I get a chance.
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

October 8, 2011
11:01 AM

Post #8840830

I was sure I posted but it must not of made it, my internet was down on Friday and then came up in short spurts this morning, I packed up my laptop and was going to a friends to post and was about 2miles down the road when dh called and said the internet was back up...I was lost all night, I actually cleaned house, now how bad is that...rofl.

I got my box from fruity and omg it was packed to the nines and was a huge box and everything arrived in great shape. I took lots of photos, gosh i don't know where to start listing.

I got:
box of pepples (beautiful color)
great tube of sand (is that from your wanderings?) it is white
metal bucket with ice chips and itty bitty diet pepsi bottles...rofl, that is so darn cute I played all night with those
a weaved basket that was chocked full of food, that fruity said was erasers...rofl
eraser food - two pieces of cake, a hamburger, hot dog, a sandwich, fries in a box and a cola...they are too cute, course dh teased me all night he needed an eraser, they are just a riot
a checker board
a tiny whiskey barrel
bunch of sea shells, love those, I had forgotten how neat they are considering we are land locked, had pieces of coral all kinds of stuff, then some smaller shells, I love them
two sets of the coolest stones and love the color, really pretty, I may have to wear them to work
5 - succulants, living rock which I have always wanted and it is blooming, they are just so odd looking I love them
1 - flippin flapjacks - which is another one of those plants that is just way great
1 - cactus blue myrtle
1- amazing norfolk island pine
1 - dicentra silver falls which is going to make a great cover for the coolest wooden PERGOLA! Check it out!

ROFLMA - I was rereading your note where you ask me to pour the sand out? Now this is not huge bottle but a nice bottle of sand and the note says "carefully pour the sand out of the "mini" bottle into a plastic container. There's a glass inside with a hidden "message in a bottle". So I followed the directions and there were 4, yes 4 teeny tiny itty bitty wine glasses...I just cracked up!

Fruity you did wonderful I have had so much fun playing with everything and will continue to play I am sure. You have me motivated to finally get started for sure...everything is wonderful and I love it all, everything was packed so well. I tried to take one pic but it was so packed full of stuff I have to post more.

Ok sorry for repeating cool, wonderful, great, rofl, but this was just so fun and a great box, you hit it out of the ball park. My pergola sitting with all my stuff is going to be unbelieveable!

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

October 8, 2011
11:03 AM

Post #8840831

Here is flappin jackin...rofl! This is such a great plant, and made it with not one bruised broken or dented leaf! That in itself is amamzing!

Editted to say I agree with Red (M&M) this is for sure a thumbs up!

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

October 8, 2011
11:07 AM

Post #8840835

Need to remember the top of this barrel is about the size of a nickel.
These wine glasses are just so darn cute!

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Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

October 8, 2011
11:51 AM

Post #8840870

Everything is JUST GREAT happ. Too cute!

Mud_Elf

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

October 8, 2011
11:53 AM

Post #8840872

Truly awesome box!! It really should give you scads of fun!! Fruity where on earth did you find the tini wine glasses!! So neat. And love the pergola, shells, pebbles,, humm OK,,, I just love all of it!! Oh and I want a tree like that. I need to show you all the ones
I got at Walmart for only $5.00 each on clearance.

I got a box stuffed with acorn caps today. You will each get a baggie of them with your little package from me!! Bev mailed them to me and I am going to have fun sorting them by size so that everyone gets a few of the really big ones!! And I do mean BIG!! I cannot wait to make a few bird nests!! and lamps and bowls,and, and, and, and, well you know me I will be having fun!!

taters55

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

October 8, 2011
12:31 PM

Post #8840899

Wow, all those goodies are amazing! Love those teeny glasses to!

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

October 8, 2011
3:53 PM

Post #8841096

Wow! What a great goodie box! I've got a flapjack plant too that everyone comments on. The wine glasses are making me thirsty. Lord I miss being able to dig in the dirt when I want to. Have fun Joyce (Iknow you will!)
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

October 8, 2011
5:56 PM

Post #8841227

Elfie ... don't worry about me and the acorn caps. We have tons of them around here. I don't know if I could make something that small. My hands just don't cooperate to do small stuff and I'd like someone to have them that can do something with them.

Sundownr

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

October 8, 2011
6:16 PM

Post #8841260

Joyce, that trellis is gorgeous and everything else is so wonderful!! You're going to have a ball building your mini garden!!

Susan where in the world did you find those itty bitty wine glasses?

Sundownr

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

October 8, 2011
6:22 PM

Post #8841265

Kris, glad you got the box in time to send with your goodies, to those who want to play with them. Im still finding things to make but don't want to spoil my buddy's surprise by posting pics.
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 8, 2011
7:08 PM

Post #8841320

I really had a ball putting your goodies together, happ. Been growing the Flippin Flapjacks since it was a pup when I promised it to you and knew you wanted a Dicentra. I saved that piece when I disassembled my hanging baskets. The itty bitty little glass wine glasses, checkerboard, barrel, pergola and Cokes I found on eBay. If you can imagine it, it's probably there. That's just play sand. How I wish it was real beach sand, but I did pick up all your shells on the beach at Outer Banks, NC. I thought the Razor Clam shells looked like little surf boards...lol. And you got a couple of Scotch Bonnets in the mix that are North Carolina's State shell.

Bev, Your trolls ought to borrow happ's checkerboard for their late night games. The bird nests and eggs you made are especially adorable.

Am I off mini-garden probation, Elfie? I don't need acorn caps either but that's very thoughtful of you to send them to folks that don't have Oak trees.

Mud_Elf

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

October 9, 2011
6:20 AM

Post #8841749

Awesome Job!! You are off probation now,,,lol
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

October 9, 2011
6:22 AM

Post #8841754

Looked up scotch bonnet and found them in the shells, ya know you learn something everyday, which I am beginning to think my harddrive in my head is at maxium capacity, so in order to take something else in, I have to delete something from memory, like I do in my camera! LOL

Fruity, I would of never thought about the sea shells looking like surf boards but by golly they do. Glad you have imagination and thought of that. I won't get my pot made this weekend but hopefully can start on it next weekend. Need to finish my swap buddys stuff get the rest of the tropicals in, get the water garden winterized, and water. Days just seem to fly by.
irisluvr0252
Lafayette, IN
(Zone 5a)

October 9, 2011
11:31 AM

Post #8842133

Froggiesgirl has opened an interest thread for a Thanksgiving Swap...check it out!

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1224241/
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 9, 2011
5:01 PM

Post #8842459

Shells like the little Whelks and Emperor's Helmet you can use for mini-planters too. They're cute with hens and chicks you probably already have. Don't we all...lol

I'll check it out, Debbie. Thanks for letting us know :)
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

October 9, 2011
8:12 PM

Post #8842755

Another good idea. I have lots of little hens & chicks, ok keep the ideas coming.

Tuesday my stuff is going out to my buddy. But there will be two boxes, one from me and one from somewhere else...rofl. So if someone gets a box and can't figure out who sent it, post and I will let you know if it is from me or not...rofl. The box I am sending I will put my name on it... ;)

This has been a tuffy like fruity said, way out of my comfort zone.

Mud_Elf

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

October 9, 2011
8:41 PM

Post #8842784

I am blind!! I just spent hours sculpting a tiny item for someone. And it is UGLY!! But that is ok, cause it is supposed to be!! lol

I am sorry everyone has had such a hard time with this. I guess I thought it would be super simple. Maybe the next time I do one I will just let everyone decide what kind of mini-garden they want to gift to their partner? Personally I feel that the boxes sent so far have been excellent! But that is just me.

Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

October 10, 2011
6:41 AM

Post #8843201

I agree the boxes so far have been terrific. I too am having a hard time, but hopefully my buddy will be happy with what they receive.

My garden is growing and looking better all the time. This is a pic of the garden and I will post a pic of the little homemade bunny too. I would never guess it was not boughten!

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Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

October 10, 2011
6:42 AM

Post #8843204

Bunny

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

October 10, 2011
8:36 AM

Post #8843372

Mud, I think the boxes have been wonderful, it is just when you have never done a mini before it makes me doubt everything...rofl. Then trying to figure out if it will fit in the predefined container or not. I am sending a variety of things, hopefully they will work in the current theme, and if not it will work in another planter.

I can't believe she crafted that bunny. WOWZER. It is very nice to see your garden all done, it is so cute.

ChooChooGal
Hixson, TN

October 10, 2011
9:22 AM

Post #8843441

Hi Girls,

I have to come on line daily to see what all of you are doing. As the Boxes are arriving, its great.I can't wait.

I think the acorn things are wonderful. The Fairy Houses of the 1920's. Popular on the East Coast. I think most of the creations were from Natural Materials. I loved the Bird Nest Swing. Tiny Pussy Willow blossoms make great Birds, and Mice.

Where I walk there is a tree with Tiny Pine Cones. If any one is interested.
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

October 10, 2011
9:48 AM

Post #8843475

ChooChoo, that is really a nice idea, having everything from natural materials. So this has been around since the 1920's, it would be fun to see some made from that period. I love history like that.

taters55

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

October 10, 2011
9:49 AM

Post #8843478

What do you do with the tiny pine cones?
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

October 10, 2011
9:58 AM

Post #8843492

My Mom made angels out of bigger pine cones. She took acrons for the head, and glued it on the pine cone, then dipped the edges of the pine cones in glue and got some white sparkley glitter and dropped on the glue. Then made material wings and attached to the back. But you could if you wanted to stay natural use corn shucks or something. Little pine cones could make mice also. Just add a tail to the bigger end...rofl.
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 10, 2011
2:36 PM

Post #8843808

No mice for me!

Speaking of bunnies, my cat got one today. He has never done that, only mice and birds. Sorta made me sick but then a bunny or two could have been among the culprits that ate the Hostas.

jsxtiger

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

October 10, 2011
3:33 PM

Post #8843903

crit, yer garden is bootiful! what is that feathery tall plant? Please?

Mud_Elf

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

October 10, 2011
3:48 PM

Post #8843922

Lynn, what did you make the bunny out of?? My DH says it is lovely!!
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 10, 2011
6:17 PM

Post #8844129

It's adorable and I want to know too. It looks like carved wax candles I've had, but the blend of colors and smooth texture is so much finer.

ChooChooGal
Hixson, TN

October 10, 2011
9:51 PM

Post #8844460

The tall feathery Plant, in Critts Garden: German Chamomile.It has a Daisy Bloom.Foliage stays small. bloom's taller.Seams to be tolerant of most growing conditions.Not sure what difference in German & French Chamomile. Look the same to me.

The Bunny is made of kiln fired Porcelain. Painted with fired, China Paints. The layers of Paint gives the depth of colors. Paint is also fired. I made the mold from plaster.

Before I have been in Swaps. This one the best, I have known. I certainly came with no knowledge. Omitting what I receive from my Partner.. It has been a most successful swap.The Swap of ideas, and sharing.. Not to mention the care shown one another. When we have to Study. and think. . All have a common interest. It certainly has taken me from my relm of knowledge.I am here to expand my plants,and plant knowledge. While Walmart seams to play a part in all our lives. For this swap. More than a shopping trip was required. A piece of each, of us. Is in the swap package.Our care and love of another.Makes the swap so special. You get back what you put in.
The Miniature plant World has to be the Ultimate Level, of Miniature Collecting. You can't put them in the closet and forget em. Until you are ready to play again.

I don't want to trade local products,Scocks, or Table Settings. How do we draft Chris for another Swap???

jsxtiger

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

October 11, 2011
3:16 AM

Post #8844598

well said, therr lil choo choo! i's second that emotion! er should do this afin...an right away!!!! i admit i had some trying moments, but fer the most part...it has been crazy interesting! jist takes lil more time/effort than most swaps! make me think...outside the regular garden box!!! three cheers for lil elf! HURRAY! HURAY! HURRAY! (an i aint even git me box yet!)


edit ta say...gotta git me some of that feathery plant!

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Mud_Elf

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

October 11, 2011
6:41 AM

Post #8844763

Awww. ya'll are sooo sweet. I am thinking I may do one in the spring. Lets just see how everyone ends up liking this one first.

Hugggs to all



This is Patches, King of our house and guardian of the fairies here!!

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joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

October 11, 2011
12:25 PM

Post #8845164

This was my first swap too and it was a blast! It has been wonderful getting to know each of you and such a pleasure learning from such talented ladies. I think we all set each others mental wheels turning on this swap. Another one in the spring when plants are so plentiful would be awsome. Ladies, I want to thank each and every one of you and especially you Elfie for bringing so much joy and learning into my life. Ya'll have filled my brain with all kinds of ideas!

Crit the mini garden is adoreable as is the bunny. It amazes me what y'all can do.
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

October 11, 2011
6:26 PM

Post #8845603

Got my package mailed off today to my buddy and my ebay package was mailed today also, hope they all show up at the same time...so watch the mail boxes...hope everything arrives in ok shape.

This has been an interesting swap to say the least, but I have really enjoyed it.

Mud_Elf

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

October 11, 2011
7:58 PM

Post #8845727

Happ I have you marked as sent!! If it stops raining long enough I just might be able to finish up the stuff I need to send,,sigh...

Sundownr

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

October 11, 2011
10:00 PM

Post #8845815

Oooh, now I know what to use the rest of my seashells for... hens & chicks!! Cool!! And now I have to go out and plunder pine trees for little cones... boy you folks are keeping me busy with ideas!

Love the porcelain bunny, too!! I can't imagine painting so detailed and realistic on such a tiny thing!

Ditto what Laney said about learning so much and having a good time with this swap!! Spring would be great for another mini-swap since a lot of the herbs (smaller plants I use) are best divided that time of year.

I need to go to bed before I start babbling (or start another inspired project).
Nite all!

Mud_Elf

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

October 12, 2011
7:56 AM

Post #8846119

Rain, rain, go away.. Elfie has things she needs to spray...

Mud_Elf

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

October 12, 2011
8:14 AM

Post #8846141

Ok,, I have now seen everything!! This is just unbelievable...


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Award-Winning-1-24th-Scale-English-Tidal-Mill-/200658384137?pt=UK_Dolls_House_Miniatures&hash=item2eb82bf509

Sundownr

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

October 12, 2011
12:38 PM

Post #8846437

Outstanding piece of craftsmanship! Did you watch the video, too? I hope they get what they're asking for the piece.

taters55

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

October 12, 2011
1:25 PM

Post #8846498

Are they kidding about that price! WOW!!!
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

October 12, 2011
5:06 PM

Post #8846752

scared me when I saw the price, afraid I might click at the wrong spot! rofl
Heck darn maybe I should stop work and do something fun.

Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

October 12, 2011
5:50 PM

Post #8846811

Yes, Choo Choo did an AMAZING job on my minature garden. It is JUST what I wanted, and so many different plants with names no less. I adore my garden and especially the liitle bunny now that I know she specially MADE it!!! I've never had one before and it is so awesome to just set and look at it. Really amazing how calming it is to just set and look at it. Thanks again Choo Choo.
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

October 12, 2011
5:58 PM

Post #8846818

WOW ... that miniature house is amazing! I wonder if they will get what they are asking for it. There is probably someone with more money than they know what to do with that will want it.
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 12, 2011
6:18 PM

Post #8846842

I know what you mean, happ, especially when my cat is in and has a penchant for "pushing buttons". What an unbelievable price, but you never know if a really serious collector or a museum might have to have it for a display. It really is an outstanding work of art and thought it was interesting to learn how Tidal Mills work.

Round one of rain is gone from the past two days. Round two starts tomorrow evening. Leaves on our trees are just starting to change colors.

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

October 12, 2011
6:27 PM

Post #8846853

Our trees have been beautiful. Still no rain to speak of... all the farmers are bringing the crops in since the weather has been perfect.
Have been in school for 2days all day, one day left.

Hard drive in my laptop at home won't boot up, gonna piggy back it to a desk top and see what data I can get off. I know I backed it up, need to dig thru the disk and figure out last time. Don't know if it is worth getting a new drive or new computer... ugh...good timing... rofl.

Mud_Elf

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

October 12, 2011
7:18 PM

Post #8846931

OMG,, look what I found!!! JsxTiger you have to see this!!!!


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dollhouse-Miniature-6-Pc-Morning-Cup-Coffee-Irish-Cream-Whiskey-Spoon-More-/330613596295?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4cfa1b2087

jsxtiger

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

October 13, 2011
3:30 AM

Post #8847109

OMG!!!! that looks like wat on me counter right this minute!!!!! tis the most bootiful thing...i luv it! would have loved ta have it. how ya let me miss that?

Mud_Elf

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

October 13, 2011
6:41 AM

Post #8847252

It is still up for sale ,, go get it,, silly girl.

Mud_Elf

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

October 13, 2011
6:47 AM

Post #8847259

Got to go,, if jsx, does not get the baileys I will,,,lol just to tease her...

taters55

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

October 13, 2011
11:32 AM

Post #8847606

Kris, I just received my package from Joyce/Happgarden, so you can mark be as received!

JOYCE! Thank you so much for the wonderful box of goodies. I love everything you made and sent! It fits perfectly in my swan planter!
Let me start with a picture of all the stuff as I unpacked it!

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taters55

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

October 13, 2011
11:34 AM

Post #8847611

Next pictures of all the stuff in the planter! I love the hand made table, stools, bench for farmer to sit on, and also the little fisherman!!! The tiny box of iris's are so cute! And I love that pond, and little frog and turtle!
Thanks so much! You have put a lot of effort into all you have done!

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taters55

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

October 13, 2011
11:34 AM

Post #8847612

Pond up close...

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taters55

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

October 13, 2011
11:35 AM

Post #8847613

And I can't forget he little firepit!!!!
Thanks again Joyce!

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taters55

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

October 13, 2011
11:36 AM

Post #8847616

Can you please tell me what plants are. I think one is a miniature aloe? I don't know the other one!

Thanks again for the great box of goodies!!!

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

October 13, 2011
12:31 PM

Post #8847678

Oh Linda Kay how cute. I love the gardening duck! It all fits so perfect into your planter!
Great job Joyce!

Mud_Elf

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

October 13, 2011
12:57 PM

Post #8847705

Congrats on a great box LK!!! You will play with it every day now. Right??



This message was edited Oct 13, 2011 6:34 PM
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

October 13, 2011
1:53 PM

Post #8847750

Uhhh, Linda Kay, that is only part of it...you still have a box coming from ebay and you may need to eliminate things...rofl. I don't know what either of those plants are, one was from some succulents I have and the other I don't know what that is got it at home depot and of course they are not good about putting names on things, just thought it was tiny and cute. You can turn your firepit on with a switch on the bottom. I am just glad the things I made held together. And please don't feel obligated to use them, that is my first attempt on making something, once I got the saw out I went a little nuts and wanted to give you some choices. The swan (duck) and big frog are pot sitters but I thought they would work in your garden. Your other box is your main gift, this box was me being goofy.

taters55

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

October 13, 2011
2:22 PM

Post #8847808

Wow, really, another box? I love this one, and can't imagine what else is coming!
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

October 13, 2011
2:35 PM

Post #8847823

Yes siree bob, you get another box, cause you are a sweetie and it should be a real box...rofl. Never ordered from this person so I hope everything comes in good shape. So more surprises on their way!

Mud_Elf

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

October 13, 2011
4:35 PM

Post #8847950

I am so confuseded...lol.. I mixed up the two Joyce's!! Anyway,,, Great Job Happ!!

I like you wood skills!!

jsxtiger

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

October 13, 2011
4:58 PM

Post #8847993

joyce...i luvs yer idea of being "goofy"! bootiful!

lil elf...snif! snif! go git it, i can't!

Mud_Elf

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

October 13, 2011
5:36 PM

Post #8848041

Okk,, I don git it,, be drinken here tonite,,,

Sundownr

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

October 13, 2011
5:59 PM

Post #8848070

Must be the moon...guilty here too.

taters55

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

October 13, 2011
6:08 PM

Post #8848077

LOL! Hic...
ChooChooGal
Hixson, TN

October 13, 2011
7:37 PM

Post #8848151

Linda Kay are the Iris real? Does anyone know of any really tiny iris? Where they can be ordered from?

Today was like what Christmas should be. A nice Box from Edelweiss.com Drizzle and all got them planted. Checked the Mail. Had a box from Two Green Thumbs. So played in the wet until dark.Was very pleased with both orders.

Now off to Bed,and dream of whats to come.

taters55

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

October 13, 2011
7:50 PM

Post #8848160

No, they are not real. Hard to tell what they are made of?

http://www.bulbsdirect.com/index.php?page=shop.browse&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=27&searchx=Y&search_op=AND&keyword=small iris&gclid=CKuOq9uU56sCFQ9S7Aod4xK4NA&vmcchk=1
Go here for small iris plants.
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

October 13, 2011
8:18 PM

Post #8848203

They iris are made out of that colored clay at the craft stores, I think the same stuff all of you use, it just isn't fired, still plyable. I have stood and watch the lady make them right in front of me. It is amazing. She is giving classes now. She makes beautiful larger flowers and an entire pond sene. If the leaves got quished you can reshape them. I have had a pot of them for years and I mold the leaves back out by just lightly bending them with my fingers. She says you can't break them.

I love working with wood, but never attempted anything quite so small, think DH was having an attack while I was doing it.

Choochoo, sounds like you have fun today!

jsxtiger

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

October 14, 2011
3:01 AM

Post #8848379

...small iris? wow!

taters55

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

October 14, 2011
12:25 PM

Post #8848891

Joyce, your other package arrived today! Wow, such pretty plants and more to play with!
Thank you so much for all the goodies. Do you have names for these plants? Love the fancy grasses!



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Mud_Elf

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

October 14, 2011
1:51 PM

Post #8848980

Ohhhh,, sure like the way they were packed. Looks like they are fresh picked from the garden!! Now you have enough for 3 to 4 mini-gardens!!!

Very nice job,,
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

October 14, 2011
1:56 PM

Post #8848984

Beautiful set of plants!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happ...you done good.
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 14, 2011
2:23 PM

Post #8849000

Love everything, LK, especially the pond. Fabulous job, happ!
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

October 14, 2011
2:58 PM

Post #8849024

Thanks everyone. OMG they didn't mark them...rofl. I have a list of what I ordered here goes:
blue star creeper
bellium mini daisy
sedum mini stone crop
mini golden sweet flag
sedum baby tears
Sagina Irish Moss
Sagina Scotch Moss
Editted to say I ordered 7 total. The poor person dealing with me i am sure thought I was crazy or figured out I am, which ever it is. I think I changed the order at min 2 times. The last addition were the moss. If you can't figure it out the plants I will email her the pic of the plants and have her tell us.

Again don't feel obligated to use all that wood stuff I sent, I was just messing around.

I am down to one computer at home but thankfully piggybacked my old harddrive and got everything off of it. So now I just need to figure out if I want a new computer or a new harddrive...hummmmm.

This message was edited Oct 14, 2011 4:02 PM
ChooChooGal
Hixson, TN

October 14, 2011
5:21 PM

Post #8849234

Elfie, If you need help with the ID.I think I can. . . After 3 orders with no ID I got pretty good at it. Orders I rec this week from Edelweissperenials,and Two Green Thumbs. Were very well marked.Received from Two Green Thumbs a selection of Sedums. Nice assortment. Also, a Scale Strawberry Jar. I have all but 2 of the 12 holes planted. . . Really neat.

This Ole Gal is finding out some things quickly. I can't pull weeds, for 3 hours. In the Sun. Or Climb the Garden Wall. . .Who is to do it??? Bratty Dog isn't good with weeds. She only eats" Pots" . . . Hopefully will get over these things. Before, Package arrives, from my exchange.

I now have Edelweiss,Pink Pussy Toes,&Crainbill Geraniums,does anyone have any Tiny Kenniworth Ivy to trade? I am looking forward to some Small Hostas. I rec some Fancy Sedums. Except for one named Hooker. They just look like Hens and Chickens to me.

taters55

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

October 14, 2011
7:49 PM

Post #8849347

Thanks for the names of the beautiful plants! They sure are healthy ones! I will have lots of fun finding them the right spot.

Sundownr

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

October 14, 2011
9:18 PM

Post #8849404

LK, what a great swap box you have to play with! I especially like the pond and the little critters in it, and those are the coolest plants, too!!!

Joyce/happ, I may steal your idea of the wooden table and stools for another mini-garden project! Good job!

You folks are so clever!!
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

October 14, 2011
11:29 PM

Post #8849474

Bev, feel free to use the idea. One good thing, the price is good and you can make the scale you need...rofl.
Glad the plants arrived in good shape, never even crossed my mind, that they wouldn't be marked. I can get the names for you it isn't a problem. I will do that in the morning after I wake up...rofl.
ChooChooGal
Hixson, TN

October 15, 2011
3:27 PM

Post #8850147

Linda Kay, When the Plants arrive with no names. . .We all know where thay came from.My first Order was 30 Plants ,no names. I had never seen any of them before. . .It was a good lesson in learning. . .

Top Pic L-R Blue Star Creeper/ Baby Tears/Sweet Flag /front Of Sweet Flag is the Daisy

Middle Pic 2 Moss
The brighter Green on Left is Scotch/ Darker Green is Irish

Bottom Pic Mini Stone Crop Sedum
ChooChooGal
Hixson, TN

October 15, 2011
3:36 PM

Post #8850156

Yesterdays Yard work left me good for nothing today, I went to hobby Lobby. Needed a small finding for another project.

They had some Beautiful Metal, and glass Containers. All for half price. Perfect for indoor Garden. Somehow One Just happened home with me. As if this months Projects, were not already over budget. Now I am looking for a very tall, skinny, indoor tree. . . Can anyone suggest one?

taters55

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

October 15, 2011
4:24 PM

Post #8850199

Thanks for the names!
Sorry can't help with the indoor tree.
Funny how things just happen to ome home with us.
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 15, 2011
5:49 PM

Post #8850297

Found these suggestions, Lynn, while I was searching for tall mini trees for my own mini garden. The only one I have so far is a Norfolk Island Pine that's not on the list. Maybe these will help you too. Some from what I read are slow-growing Evergreens that could easily be kept in check by pruning, like Bonsais.

English Variegated Boxwood, Buxus sempervirens ‘Variegata’
Elwoods Cypress, Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ‘Elwoodii’
Monteray Cypress, Cupressus macrocarpa ‘Wilma Goldcrest’
Dwarf Mondo Grass, Ophiopogon japonicus ‘Nana’
Baby Tears, Soleirolia soleirolii
Golden Baby Tears, Soleirolia soleirolii ‘Aura’

Elfie has this thread at the top of the page. It has SO many good and creative and inspirational ideas and is where I found the trees:

http://minigardener.wordpress.com/category/indoor-mini-gardens/

chellflower
Tyler, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 15, 2011
8:52 PM

Post #8850509

I mailed my buddy's box this morning...I hope she likes what I sent.

I am now officially on vacation! Even managed to get off work before 9pm closing time. Gonna spend all week playing in the gardens and practice working with clay - in between painting the living room walls and re-tiling the kitchen floor (two projects we're waay behind on, LOL).

taters55

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

October 16, 2011
7:31 AM

Post #8850795

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1224241/#top

Ladies, there is also a Thanksgiving swap going on. It closes next week. Take a look please?

Mud_Elf

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

October 16, 2011
11:07 AM

Post #8851110

Hey everyone,, Sorry I have been MIA the kids are here and we have been getting the plants sent off for ther winter. I managed to find a local home for them here so I did not have to mail them. Thanks goodness and they have agreed to keep them until I can get some land. The only thing they want is babies or cutting. So it is a great trade!!

I am sore and tired so will end this now..
Huggs Elfie
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

October 16, 2011
5:28 PM

Post #8851601

What place is it that shipped plants with no names? That doesn't sound very professional to me!

My buddies box is all wrapped up and ready to go. I hope to make it to the post office tomorrow. If not, then Tuesday.
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

October 16, 2011
8:37 PM

Post #8851882

Crit, mine came off of ebay, I will have to look up. I am shocked they wouldn't mark them. I just assumed...but am glad they arrived in good shape. Maybe they assume if you order them you know what they look like...jokes on them...rofl.

Mud_Elf

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

October 17, 2011
6:06 AM

Post #8852200

Morning all!

Well I am off to Hobby Lobby today, 1 hour drive each way, but they have all their doll house miniatures on sale this week and Ralph wants to go to Sports Academy today for something.. so I get to shop too!. I know we are all running late and I am no exception. I did finally get every last thing done and now to ship it all. Will be taking lots of stuff to the post office today!!

Have a great day everyone!!

taters55

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

October 17, 2011
6:29 AM

Post #8852232

Don't forget your coupons!

Mud_Elf

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

October 17, 2011
6:33 AM

Post #8852246

Well Rats,, we are not going,,, Ralph has a problem at work and needs to go in,, Oh well.. We will go later this week. I need to pick up some tools as well. I already printed out 10 coupons,,lol


Guess I will go catch up my games.
ChooChooGal
Hixson, TN

October 17, 2011
9:56 AM

Post #8852565

Ahh Elfie,Sounds like all dressed up and no where to go.You are a zone warmer than my zone 7. And you sent your plants away. . . for the winter?Will they be protected?

I need the Wisdom of you Girls again.. . . I have aprox 100 root divisons, potted. Many are Moss,Daisys,Things purchased locally. Many have been potted 6-8-12 weeks. Should be 4 weeks before frost. 20 is about as low as it gets.
While I tried to purchase only zone hardy. With the coolor temps I have "cold feet".

Do I go ahead and put inground now?
Cover with a cheap" Tunnel Cover" I saw?
Put on rack in garage window?(with or without the plastic cover)
Mulch Pots good,where they are, hope for the best?
.Do I just put a sampling of my best. In Window .To be assured of having them in the spring?
I have tried to only do zone hsrdy plants.

I have a large cover. Made to protect Plants from early frost. Sun and rain go through it. Protects from frost, and wind not cold. Would there be an advantage. Covering Mini Garden with it?I could use Tomato Cages to support cover. To keep it off the plants.Except for a Door area.Ground cover pins to keeo in place, And yes. . .many pieces of Irish Spring Soap. I did put the ISS pieses in small containers so it was not in ground water.

Goodness, these small plants. Let me know. How little I know about gardening.

Mud_Elf

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

October 17, 2011
1:10 PM

Post #8852842

Happ,, Could you please d-mail me your addy?

Also need addy for:
Cheer Mom / Sue
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

October 17, 2011
4:30 PM

Post #8853157

My buddies box went out today. I sure hope she likes what I have sent and doesn't just say so to be polite. :-) It is suppose to be delivered by Saturday. I will be watching the tracking to see when it gets there.

FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 17, 2011
6:13 PM

Post #8853327

Check the hardiness zone for your perennials, Lynn. For those I want to keep in pots, a general rule of thumb I use and learned from a magazine tip is they need to be at least 2 zones hardier. I've overwintered Daylilies in pots. And my mini hostas are in a shallow bowl planter and * knock on wood * come back each Spring. They 'live' under our cherry tree where they get a light topping of falling leaves for mulch. Since your plants have been potted for several weeks, they've probably established a good root system and would be fine planted if you have time.

Mud_Elf

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

October 18, 2011
4:17 PM

Post #8854503

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1226166/

Look at what Goober and Gryphon have done!!

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FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 18, 2011
7:03 PM

Post #8854719

Creepy sweet, Elfie. Bet those grands get their imagination from Nanna :)

Mud_Elf

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

October 18, 2011
7:04 PM

Post #8854721

Nope I get my inspiration from them!! They are great!!

Sundownr

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

October 18, 2011
8:07 PM

Post #8854794

Aaah, cool graveyard, lol.
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

October 19, 2011
6:49 AM

Post #8855251

Bet they had a ball doing that. How fun.

Mud_Elf

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

October 19, 2011
7:10 AM

Post #8855283

I was impressed I did nothing to help. Just told them where they could make them and got out the box of Halloween stuff I have collected from the dollar store and the thrift store!

Look at Ralphie and his redneck fishing boat!!

It is a vintage paddle boat from the 60s or 70's we are going to fix it up for the kids to ride around the pond on. It needs a little patching, a lot of paint and seat belts!! He only paid $100.00 which is 500.00 cheaper than a new one.

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

October 19, 2011
7:22 AM

Post #8855299

That is a cool boat! Seat belts on a boat?

Mud_Elf

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

October 19, 2011
8:57 AM

Post #8855452

Uhh Goober, clumsy, and epileptic? yup seat belts

Mud_Elf

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

October 19, 2011
8:59 AM

Post #8855455

They will be the breakaway type,, just something to keep her semi anchored. She is very active.. Just ask fruity and the other ladies who have met her...sigh

jsxtiger

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

October 19, 2011
9:15 AM

Post #8855479

...now that is the life! envy color here!
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

October 19, 2011
9:27 AM

Post #8855493

Don't know anything about break away seat belts but having a sail boat (small one) and being claustrophobic that might scare me. Always have a life jacket or something on, well most of the time. LOL

I sure thought I would like a paddle boat to go fishing from I think it would be fun. We have a john boat with a battery operated engine, course the battery is never charged so we row it around the pond.

Sure looks nice there. Bet after all the hours he works, he loves the pond when he can be there.
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

October 19, 2011
12:59 PM

Post #8855815

Those mini ghost yards are great. I love Ralphies fishing boat too. :-)

Mud_Elf

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

October 19, 2011
4:30 PM

Post #8856207

lol,,,You should here my son,,,he calls every day to rag him about the redneck fishing boat,,,lol
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 19, 2011
5:24 PM

Post #8856325

Ralphie looks like he's deep in thought and is thoroughly enjoying his break and beautiful scenery.

Passengers on our boat wear life jackets, including Mickey who has a penchant for jumping in the water when hubby's reeling in a fish.

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Sundownr

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

October 20, 2011
5:15 AM

Post #8856766

Kris, I like Ralphie's boat and also envy your pond!!

Susan, love lil Micky the fishing dog in his life jacket, LOL! He's a real cutie!
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

October 20, 2011
5:19 AM

Post #8856777

Mickey better be careful, some of those fish could be bigger than him...rofl.

Mud_Elf

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

October 20, 2011
8:05 PM

Post #8857694

I am a very bad hostess,,,lol.. I sent my swap buddy a box and forgot the note to tell her it was for this swap!! lol.. It was delivered today so she should chime in at some point. Sure hopes she likes everything I sent!!

Sundownr

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

October 21, 2011
5:23 AM

Post #8857905

Oh Kris, you're not a bad hostess at all!! I received my swap box yesterday in the mail and I giggled like a 4 year old with new toys while unwrapping each precious mini. Then I danced, jumped up and down, took a million pics, and then had to leave before I could post them. We didn't get back home until late and I was so tired I went straight to bed. I'm so sorry to be a bad participant. I know that half the fun of swapping is the giving (it is for me).

I can't believe I got all this in one small box, LOL. Here's a pic of all the goodies together...

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Sundownr

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

October 21, 2011
5:26 AM

Post #8857909

Here's a close up of the "Swinging Trolls." There's a boy troll with a box of chocolates, a girl troll taking a piece of chocolate, a Cupid troll (tiny one up top), and of course the gorgeous swing!!!!!!!!

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Sundownr

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

October 21, 2011
5:28 AM

Post #8857913

Here are all the precious mini plants!!!! I recognize the mondo grass, hosta, and moss (yay, yay, yay), but will need your help with the rest of these beauties!!

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Mud_Elf

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

October 21, 2011
5:33 AM

Post #8857922

I am sorry to have forgotten the note!! I made the bird bath, terracotta bird feeder, assorted tiny plant pots,the pumpkin, and birdbath, and the swing was in a kit I had ordered for Goober and she wanted you to have it!! I was so excited to have found the trolls on e-bay! I had bid and won them before I had even assigned the swap names!! So you were my buddy simply because I found your perfect trolls!! Oh and the turtle is from Gryphon!! it is part of one of his mini-animal collections!
If you can post a picture of the plants I can tell you their names!!

You know one of the best things about this swap is you can pack a ton of things in a really tiny box... ;o)

Sundownr

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

October 21, 2011
5:37 AM

Post #8857928

And looky, looky at all the rest of the purdies!!!! There's mini kiln-fired clay pavers, a flower cart, a bird bath, an itty bitty pumpkin, bird house, and turtle (fine detail), and assorted cute little pots. Kris, I know you made the bird house but what else did you make yourself?

I can't thank you enough!! This was a huge little surprise and I was not expecting so much!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

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

October 21, 2011
5:37 AM

Post #8857929

oops, cross-posted.

That is so funny about the troll swing and trolls, LOL!! It was just meant to happen!!


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Sundownr

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

October 21, 2011
5:42 AM

Post #8857937

Let me see if I can edit the pic of the plants above into two pics to make it easier to ID them...

Sundownr

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

October 21, 2011
5:46 AM

Post #8857942

Here's the first few...

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Sundownr

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

October 21, 2011
5:47 AM

Post #8857945

... here are the rest.

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taters55

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

October 21, 2011
5:47 AM

Post #8857946

Kris, I think you made her a very happy camper with all the goodies you sent! Way to go! Love those troll dolls and that swing is so adorable!

Sundownr

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

October 21, 2011
5:53 AM

Post #8857950

LK, I am extremely happy!!!

I hate to cut-n-run, but I'm due on the road again. I'll get the names of the plants when I get back.
Thanks again Kris, you're such a good swap buddy!!
--
Bev
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

October 21, 2011
6:20 AM

Post #8857982

While looking at the pics I wondered where you found all that neat stuff elfie. Then I read where you MADE them! I'm so impressed! You do such good work! I realized after I sent my box out that I forgot to add something. May just have to send it in a bubble envelope. I HOPE I included the list I wrote, I haven't found it so I think I did!

Buddy should have her box today or tomorrow.

Mud_Elf

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

October 21, 2011
6:26 AM

Post #8857989

Sundownr wrote:Here's the first few...


Dwarf hosta,, Noid. I have lost the list,, darn it
Jade tree. It will get big, so keep it in a small pot and cut off an trunk to make new small tree every few months or so!!
Super Dwarf Mondo grass
Noid sedum.. I do know it is a ground cover. But have forgotten the name.
baby tears sedum



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Mud_Elf

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

October 21, 2011
6:40 AM

Post #8858004

fiber optic grass,
Jade tree, Crassula, argentea Again this is a cutting from my big one and makes a perfect tiny tree for a whilw and then you will beed to cut it up into more small trees!! The jades make wonderful tres to share at a great price ;)
moss from my yard!! keep it misted and it will stay pretty for a very long time!!
The last one is a ground cover that I have lost the name to. it will bloom in the spring and if you just take tiny pieces of it you can plant it in the tiny pots I made and change them out fairly often.


Most of these plants will grow and be usable in many gardens that you can make. I keep mine in a 4 inch pot and divide every so often. I am working on making tiny plant "rings" bottomless tiny pots that you can put around a more deeply planted item to make it look potted, but still have enough room to grow a good root system!! right now my problem is keeping it round till it is baked,,,sigh...lol

Mud_Elf

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

October 21, 2011
11:13 AM

Post #8858251

Whoo hoo,, Maillady just delivered my box. I will be posting pictures later today!!

A great big (((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( CRIT )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))!!

Thank you,,

Mud_Elf

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

October 21, 2011
1:37 PM

Post #8858430

ok,, pictures are taken,,

Drum roll...

#1

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

October 21, 2011
1:38 PM

Post #8858432

#2

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

October 21, 2011
1:38 PM

Post #8858434

#3...

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

October 21, 2011
1:39 PM

Post #8858435

#4

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

October 21, 2011
1:39 PM

Post #8858436

#5

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

October 21, 2011
1:41 PM

Post #8858437

#6.. I love everything,, but this,,,well I am going to wear it out just playing with it!!!!

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taters55

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

October 21, 2011
1:45 PM

Post #8858440

Kris, love your pressie's from Crit! Love those light balls! What are you going to do with them?

Mud_Elf

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

October 21, 2011
1:46 PM

Post #8858442

ahhh,, well that is a photo essay for tomorrow!!! I need to clean the RV today,,, and no my yard is still not mowed!!!
irisluvr0252
Lafayette, IN
(Zone 5a)

October 21, 2011
1:52 PM

Post #8858454

Awesome box there Elfie! Love the 'Flower Shop'! Nice job Crit!

Mud_Elf

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

October 21, 2011
1:55 PM

Post #8858463

I actually have another building that is going to be wonderful with that one. It is a bait shop!! So now my mini-garden has doubled!! I will put it all together tomorrow along with lots of pictures. I really really need to clean the RV...sigh

CRIT I love everything,, plants and all there is ever a tiny pail to play in the sand with!!
irisluvr0252
Lafayette, IN
(Zone 5a)

October 21, 2011
1:59 PM

Post #8858466

I'm heading out the door to go home from work...then to my mom's property that we are selling. Need to work on cleaning out the workshop as we have had an offer and if we take it, they want to close by November 11! Lot's of work to be done there!

Have a great evening everyone! I will not be on tomorrow either but maybe Sunday!
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 21, 2011
6:00 PM

Post #8858671

Very creative ideas for life on the Pond, Patti!

Elfie, your imagination is better than mine, but wouldn't those mini light up globes make awesome gazing balls?!

Best of luck with the property sale, Debbie. That would be a pretty quick closing in a perfect World. Hope you have a good Realtor guiding you along.
irisluvr0252
Lafayette, IN
(Zone 5a)

October 22, 2011
5:05 AM

Post #8858928

There was another showing last night...will see how that one went. The first offer is cash but 20K less than listing...which isn't a bad offer considering we found a roof leak with all the rain and wind we had. They actually found the leak in the kitchen and still made the offer. With winter coming and heating bills, I think it's a pretty good offer. Not sure my sister sees it the same way. We know we won't get listing price and we could end up spending 20K to fix the roof and other things if we have to fix things with an inspection for a bank loan. We have until Sunday to accept it or counter. They won't take a counter though. I just pray it goes the way it supposed to.

We are getting ready for the Purdue football game...it's homecoming today so it will be pretty packed (we hope). Then we are off to Chicago for a Buddy Guy concert. One of my DH's Christmas presents early! He has been wanting to see Buddy Guy for quite some time and we finally found a concert close and got tickets. Then Sunday we are back at my mom's place to do more cleaning! It's going to be a busy weekend!

Waiting on an order to come in so I can send my box to my buddy. Hope that happens this week! Have a great weekend everyone!
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

October 22, 2011
7:15 AM

Post #8859044

That light ball is submersible. I'm thinking of putting one in my fish tank, if it doesn't make my fish nuts! lol

Mud_Elf

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

October 22, 2011
8:00 AM

Post #8859080

I have checked with everyone and gotten the status for thier shipping. We are looking pretty good I think. This has been a learning experience for all of us. We have made new friends and hopefully found a fun new way to garden.

Taters and I have discovered a new craft to do!! Polymer Clay!! So look for cool things from us in the future.
And I am so hoping to learn more from Lynn/ ChooChoo on how she makes her beautiful miniatures!!
Bev showed gave us a great new toy to play with,,, ACORN CAPS!!
If you join the next swap you are sure to get a birds nest or street light made with them ,,,heehee

Laney and Taters were both super helpful with links!
And Jax,, you and fruity have kept me sane!!

And everyone else,,, Thank you for joining and letting me have fun!!!!

Mud_Elf

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

October 22, 2011
8:00 AM

Post #8859082

Crit I just put it in the coffee pot to show Ralph how cool it is!!! lol

Mud_Elf

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

October 22, 2011
8:03 AM

Post #8859083

http://www.facebook.com/TwoGreenThumbs


Could everyone please go to the link I have added here and vote for LK/ Linda / Taters Halloween entry!!

jsxtiger

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

October 23, 2011
3:01 AM

Post #8859831

thank ya lil elf...but how do a crazy lady keep ya sane?

Sundownr

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

October 23, 2011
6:58 AM

Post #8860027

Kris, Patti was sure good to you!! Love the submersible light balls... gonna have to check around for those for my lil pond, and the flower shop is beautiful, love the mini plants as well!

Thank you for the plant names. I'm having a lot of fun researching info about them. I've gotten all my lil green guys planted in pots to let them winter-over in my basement, since we're having frost almost every night/morning now!

Yep, I made a gazillion mini bird nests (and many other things from your list) with the acorn caps. It doesn't take but a second to make a bunch so why stop at one, lol! I have learned so much and had so much fun from this swap, too!!

Debbie, good luck with the house sale! Been there myself, and it's a pain even when everything goes right!

I voted for LK's Halloween mini, hope she wins!!!!

Mud_Elf

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

October 23, 2011
8:33 AM

Post #8860145

Jsx,, It is the crazy ones who help ya the most!! A laugh goes a long way towards having a better day and you ALWAYS make me smile!!

Bev, I am so glad you liked everything!! I had so much fun making it all. And please post pictures of the things you have made!! we want to see!!

I have basement envy!! Wonder if I could build one under the RV?? Naaa just kidding. But it would be funny to see...lol

I had to use Ralph's coffee pot to see how the light looked under water as it is the only clear glass thing we own here on the pond!

Mud_Elf

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

October 24, 2011
12:47 PM

Post #8861811

Ok,, had fun yesterday!! I made candy apples!! Anyone want one...lol

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taters55

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

October 24, 2011
1:13 PM

Post #8861840

Love the little apples? You going to show to do them?

Sundownr

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

October 24, 2011
2:15 PM

Post #8861914

Aaah so dern cute!!!!

Mud_Elf

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

October 24, 2011
2:54 PM

Post #8861954

?? How to do them? Sure if you want me to. I will not do it here though.. I am thinking we need a new page to finish up this swap on??
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 24, 2011
3:58 PM

Post #8862038

No kidding, Bev.

Elfie, I'll trade you a box of toothpicks for the instructions...lol
You could D-mail us how to's, ya know...hint hint
Or open a thread in Tiny Gardens, I dunno know if that's the right place though?

Sundownr

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

October 24, 2011
7:01 PM

Post #8862302

Kris, You wouldn't envy my basement if you could see it, lol. It does give me a place to play when it's cold out. I wanted you to see the bird house and feeder you sent me after I embellished them a little, as well as a couple of acorn cap projects I've started (still playin' with them).

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

October 24, 2011
7:05 PM

Post #8862312

Here are the acorn cap salad bowls I'm working on with some of the polymer clay veggies. The black olives are seed beads, the butcher block is made from corn dog sticks glued together, and the green salad is some type of fine Easter basket bedding I've had for years... finally put to use, lol.

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taters55

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

October 24, 2011
7:10 PM

Post #8862327

Bev, those are adorable! Thanks for posting them!
ChooChooGal
Hixson, TN

October 24, 2011
7:47 PM

Post #8862383

Bev love the Bird houses, Debbie its Monday. What did you decide? I say take the Money and Run. . .

Elfie, before you close this thread. Am I the only one who has not rec a box?

Mud_Elf

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

October 24, 2011
9:07 PM

Post #8862472

By my count 7 folks are still waiting for their boxes:

oldmansdarlin / Shelly
Jsxtiger/ Jax/ Joyce
CheerMom/ Sue
Joycerogers0713 / Laney
FruitOfTheVine /Susan
chellflower / Chell.
Sundownr / Bev
ChooChooGal / Lynn

I have conformation #'s for 2 boxes sent out today and I know one was delivered today so we are waiting to see when she posts!!

However I do know some folks have been waiting for special items to arrive, so they are in the clear and if ned be I will let their swap buddy know why the delay.

Choo Choo yours is in the mail!!

Mud_Elf

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

October 24, 2011
9:10 PM

Post #8862475

Bev!! love, love love what you did with my poor offerings!! I am going to copy you on that.

Also love the acorn items

I need to send you some money for the acorns as I kept them all. ( or I could send you a couple of more items I have made!!!) Seems no one wanted them except me. If anyone else does please d-mail me so I know to send!!

Mud_Elf

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

October 24, 2011
9:21 PM

Post #8862485

Participants:::::

1. Mud_Elf ( Kris)... mini- Mermaid pond garden ... SENT,,,RECEIVED
2. Irisluvr0252/ Debbie...Grandmas Garden ... ,,, RECEIVED
3. oldmansdarlin / Shelly...Fairy garden/ has fairies...SENT ,,,
4. Jsxtiger/ Jax/ Joyce ... doing a Deep Forest type theme ... ,,,
5 . CheerMom/ Sue...Sedums and streams woodland edge garden... ,,,
6. Joycerogers0713 / Laney..."Lazy days of summer." ...SENT,,,
7. FruitOfTheVine /Susan...Beach or Desert...SENT,,,
8. Happgarden/ Joyce...pergola garden / water feature garden...SENT,,,RECEIVED
9. chellflower / Chell... Middle Earth/Hobbit theme ... ,,,
10. taters55 / Linda Kay... Swan theme, has swan planter...SENT ,,,RECEIVED
11.Sundownr / Bev..." Garden swinging trolls"!!! ... ,,,RECEIVED
12.ChooChooGal / Lynn...My Garden is a traditional one. ...SENT,,,
13.Crit /Patti..."Woodland Wandering" with stream / bridge... ,,,RECEIVED.

Have I missed anything here??

Fruity,, I am going to be setting up a thread on how I make my stuff on the clay forums,, I will send everyone a link as I get the pictures taken. This site is all about sharing,, but you never see anyone show how they get from point a to point b on that forum. I plan to do just that!! Shake it all up... lol
irisluvr0252
Lafayette, IN
(Zone 5a)

October 25, 2011
5:58 AM

Post #8862748

We (my sister and I) accepted the offer! She really didn't want to take it as It was a lot lower than list price but it was a cash offer and since it was low, we will not be responsible for any further repairs or anything. One down and one to go! My mom was an only child and inherited my grandparents property as well (which is next door). We are getting quite a few showings from it so I am good with not rushing into something with it. It also has 6 acres with the house and I think it will be a better sale.

I'm waiting on a few things to be delivered and then I can get my buddy's box out!

Sundownr

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

October 25, 2011
5:59 AM

Post #8862749

Kris, your offerings were fabulous, I just added what was needed to utilize them (pole for house & wire for feeder). You don't owe me a thing for the acorns, I hope you find all kinds of things to make from them and share pics! I would definitely accept more of your "offerings" using any excuse, hehehe!! ((===***happy dancin'***===))

...waiting for link to clay play fun forum!!!

Sundownr

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

October 25, 2011
6:02 AM

Post #8862754

Debbie, we cross-posted... glad to hear you got the house sold! One less worry!

Mud_Elf

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

October 25, 2011
7:35 AM

Post #8862917

Debbie, sure wish I was able to buy your grandmas property,, six acres,,,sigh,, tis a dream...

Bev,,, I will send you a little something soon.. and do not feel shy about reminding me either!!!!

Mud_Elf

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

October 25, 2011
8:04 AM

Post #8862967

Ok,, time for a quick lesson!!

we are going to be making yard art for your mini-garden!!

Supplies
marbles, large beads, crystals, anything cool and funky looking that you like
wire,, any color, needs to be at least 12 to 18 gage I got mine at the dollar tree and while it is very colorful and bends great,, it is easy to scratch off the pretty color ;(
a Styrofoam block to hold your work
small pliers and nippers
something round to bend your wire around needs to be about 1/4 to 1/2 inch wide.



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

October 25, 2011
8:09 AM

Post #8862974

If you look at the pictures you can see I just played with the beads and wire till I liked the form!!

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

October 25, 2011
8:10 AM

Post #8862978

Any questions???

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Sundownr

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

October 25, 2011
10:07 AM

Post #8863115

Those are real beauties Kris!! I've been making mine with marbles and heavy wire, but I now see the benefit in using the big decorative beads as well! Thanks!!

Mud_Elf

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

October 25, 2011
10:22 AM

Post #8863139

Your welcome!! I have lots of beads!

taters55

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

October 25, 2011
12:25 PM

Post #8863261

Kris, those are so pretty! Are they glued to the wire, so they don't fall out?

Mud_Elf

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

October 25, 2011
2:15 PM

Post #8863387

no,, just twisted really tight. some have the wire going though the center. so the are very secure.

Mud_Elf

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

October 25, 2011
3:24 PM

Post #8863480

So can anyone guess what these are??

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Mud_Elf

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

October 25, 2011
3:25 PM

Post #8863483

Here is the mostly finished product

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jsxtiger

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

October 25, 2011
3:37 PM

Post #8863505

...OMG! its a pond! was wondering how ta do that!!!!

Mud_Elf

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

October 25, 2011
3:57 PM

Post #8863523

heehee...
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 25, 2011
4:16 PM

Post #8863539

Just tuned in, Elfie, and will start gathering supplies. Pretty sure all of them are in my craft stash except colored wire. You know I'm a glass hound and am having a major case of Marble and Bead envy!

Mud_Elf

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

October 25, 2011
4:24 PM

Post #8863545

Hummm, I need to put a box together for you next time I go to the house. I have tons of beads and will not need most of them,.,, Try to remind me...lol
ChooChooGal
Hixson, TN

October 25, 2011
6:20 PM

Post #8863713

Elfie, You have really been busy. Love the Fish, and the Sun Catchers. Debbie, so happy you got the house sold.

No more fretting as to what to do with my plants. Have a Greenhouse Cabinet to be here tomorrow. Also pots to plant in.

I look forward to Clay Link. . .
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 25, 2011
6:21 PM

Post #8863717

I'll be on you like a stink bug...lol Remember the glass pumpkin you sent me? It's on my desk nestled with a big Fall candle ring around it and looks so pretty.

Mud_Elf

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

October 25, 2011
8:19 PM

Post #8863888

lol.. Can ya just be keeping the stink bug to your self,,,lol

Sure I remember. Goober picked it out for you!!

Thanks
Lynn, that was no fun doing the tiny fish,,sigh.. They are less than an inch each and no mold. I sure hope I get better at them. the clay kept getting to hot in my hands and flopping all over the place.

Sure wish our person who got their box yesterday would check in.. Her swap buddy worked very hard on that box!! Would be great to see pictures..

jsxtiger

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

October 26, 2011
2:47 AM

Post #8864050

...so wat water would ya use? reg water would freeze. baileys wouldnt freeze...but i would be too tempted to go out an drink it when me supply got low.

Mud_Elf

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

October 26, 2011
3:22 AM

Post #8864064

LOL,,, well I have several options. I am researching them today. I still need to bake that and see how it turns out. Will report back with the results.

Mud_Elf

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

October 26, 2011
7:02 AM

Post #8864268

ChooChoo,, USPS says your box is due to be delivered tomorrow. So keep an eye out for the mail man.

Jax you haVE THINGS IN THE MAIL TOO. NOT SURE OF THE EXPECTED DATE YET. Darn cap lock,,lol


Cheer mom Sue.. You had package delivered day before yesterday.. please check in and let us know if you found it on your porch??

Everyone who has not mailed please shoot me an d-mail so I know when they are going out.

I have several packages to mail today,,sigh.. I is a baddddd hostess...

Ralph is off today and tomorrow!!! Do not know what we are going to do but plan to have fun doing it!!
ChooChooGal
Hixson, TN

October 26, 2011
7:36 AM

Post #8864308

Thanks, for the up on Post Person. . .She comes about 2. I will be ready to charge out to her.
Darn those Priority Boxes. Can't just rip em open on the front steps, Have box cutter in hand..

CheerMom

CheerMom
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9b)

October 26, 2011
8:26 AM

Post #8864353

I received the best box from my swap partner - everything is just perfect and gorgeous. I can't hardly describe it ! It's a woodland theme with picket fence, mini wheelbarrow mini wood, flowers and pumpkin beautiful stone tile for pathways, mini benches, a plow and hearth SO MANY beautiful low growing green plants just wonderful! and to top it off the most perfect covered bridge!

I am so thrilled thank you so much Linda

I am waiting on one piece to arrive in the mail today then I will be ready to ship

Thanks again for a wonderful swap!

CheerMom
Sue G.

Mud_Elf

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

October 26, 2011
8:30 AM

Post #8864356

Great to hear from you Sue,, I am glad you liked your box.. Could you get us a picture or two,, or three,,lol

Choochoo,, be very careful with that box cutter!!
ChooChooGal
Hixson, TN

October 26, 2011
9:48 AM

Post #8864457

I am not sure you can believe what US Post tells you about tracking. Just happened to find the mail person. She checked twice. . . May have arrived at my Post office today. Not to me. . .

Mud_Elf

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

October 26, 2011
10:36 AM

Post #8864525

ChooChoo,, USPS says your box is due to be delivered tomorrow. So keep an eye out for the mail man.

jsxtiger

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

October 26, 2011
3:22 PM

Post #8864825

...cheermom, i didnt know someone eslse had a woodland/foresty theme! we culd have beez colllaborating!!!!
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 26, 2011
3:29 PM

Post #8864839

Went for a stroll in our woods this morning and picked up almost a gallon ziploc bag of white oak acorns and caps. The least little breeze and it seemed the oaks were raining acorns. Kept thinking one was gonna hit my hard head. When I got back Hubby asked what I was going to do with all of them...lol

Mud_Elf

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

October 26, 2011
4:59 PM

Post #8864975

I have been abandoned...sigh.. Ralphie is gone fishin,,,lol


So for fun I have been torturing a fellow dg'er.. I would tell you all about the fun but it would ruin the surprise!!!lol

Sundownr

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

October 26, 2011
5:32 PM

Post #8865030

Love the fishies and the pond, too cute!!

Susan, those acorn caps are like berries, you can't pick just one, lol!

What are you up to Kris?

BTW, Boo, y'all!!

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Mud_Elf

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

October 26, 2011
5:51 PM

Post #8865065

I am bored, I am sooo bored I am going to sit and watch Bravo on Tv.. That just says it all!!!
chellflower
Tyler, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 26, 2011
6:04 PM

Post #8865098

Elfie,


I mailed my buddy's box on Oct 15th...the PO said it should reach the destination on the 17th. I've been checking the thread for word that my buddy has reciceved it. I hope it arrived OK and she's just been busy. Did you get my Dmail with the conf. # ????

I still haven't recieved a box yet either.


Love the koi fish and pond. The acorn lamp post is really cute too. Y'all have some great imaginations!

Sundownr

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

October 26, 2011
6:08 PM

Post #8865106

Kris, check out the "how to make papercrete containers" link someone posted it earlier: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/472203/
I've already made a few things and plan on several more!!

Mud_Elf

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

October 26, 2011
6:37 PM

Post #8865156

Chell... I am showing it as delivered on Monday. As to why it took so long,, no idea. It never left the state of Texas!! Wow?????


Also talked to your swap buddy yours will be going out soon, she is still waiting for one item to arrive.. She said to tell you soooo sorry!!

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chellflower
Tyler, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 26, 2011
7:07 PM

Post #8865192

No problem...i'm sure anything my buddy sends will be worth the wait! ;)

Glad to hear my box finally reached its destination...sure hope everything faired well.
oldmansdarlin
Clifton, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 26, 2011
7:47 PM

Post #8865241

Chellflower,
I received my package yesterday and tried to get online to rave about all the wonderful goodies you sent me but my internet would not work. I am charging my camera now and hope to upload pics tomorrow. The reason the package took so long is that I moved right after we started this swap and I updated my address in the address exchange but apparently you had already gotten the old address. Sorry it took to long.
I absolutely love everything you sent. I could not believe all the plants in the box. I am going to look them up online so I know what they are and there care requirements. The chair and picnic table are so cute and I love the little flower pots. Did you make the little clay pots? They are adorable. I especially love the gazing balls made out of golf tees. What a wonderful crafty idea. But, I have to say that my absolute favorite is the three flowerpots on the metal rod that I can plant little plants in. I have seen the large version online and have tried to figure out how to make it for my regular flowerbed and now to see it in miniature was just fantastic. Thank you so much. I really appreciate the time and thought you put into my box. I am so pleased. Like I said, I hope to post pics tomorrow after I get off work. Thank you again.

Mud_Elf

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

October 27, 2011
8:19 AM

Post #8865706

Hi everyone, Yesterday I spent most of the day being,, well uncomfortable is the best description I can come up with. I got worse and worse untill finally it felt like every joint in my body was going to explode. At 5 am this morning it peaked with a temp spike of 103. I am better now,, temp is only 101.6, And I am having racks of chills, but at least now the pain is bearable. I have no dea what is going on thast is for sure..

On to other things,,,
Chell,,,Apparently I messed up and gave you Oldmansdarlin's old adress. My bad.
If any of the plants do not make it I will replace them as this was my fault. Again,, I am very sorry for the mix up..sigh

taters55

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

October 27, 2011
9:43 AM

Post #8865786

Hope your feeling better soon Kris!
chellflower
Tyler, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 27, 2011
9:54 AM

Post #8865793

OMD,

Glad you like the goodies. Did you not find the plant labels?,,,many are along the side of the pot, inside the plastic wrap. I also typed a list of the plant names and care requirements...thought I had placed it in an envelope in the top of the box, but may have forgot in my haste to get to the PO before work that day (sorry). If needed, I can ID them for you once you post pictures. Let me know if any didn't survive...I have extras of most.

Those tiny pots were my first attempt at something that small in clay. I was surprised at how much easier it was to make the picnic table and ariondak chair (used an online picture as a guide...guess craft sticks are more my talent than clay, LOL). The boys made the gazing balls for you...they made a bridge for their action figures after seeing yours - did it arrive with the rails still intact? I had been hoping to find small terra cotta pots to make the pole-pots and came across those just a few days before mailing! I hope everything is close to the scale/size for your garden.

Elfe, sorry you're under the weather. Sounds like the worst is over...just be sure to get plenty of rest. Don't worry about the address mix up...things happen and I do still have more of the plants if needed (but thanks for the offer). This swap has been such a fun learning experience for us...and the ideas keep coming!! I would love to see another mini swap in the (near) future (hint, hint!).
ChooChooGal
Hixson, TN

October 27, 2011
11:58 AM

Post #8865940

Thank You Shelly, Mark Lynn as Received. What a Special Day ! Have been playing with it for the passed hour.
I received:
2 To Grow Pots, and Plants
Bench
Wishing Well
Picket Fencing
6 Small Pots
Green Gazing Ball
Green & Blue Glass Stones
Moss Covered Rocks
Moss Sheet
Rabbits,and More Rabbits
Best Of All 12 Assorted Birds
Perfect things for A Garden In A Pot. Love Them All. A goodStart for a Winter Project. Thank You Again Shelly. I will think of you as I play with my Goodies.

Mud_Elf

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

October 27, 2011
12:58 PM

Post #8865993

temp is back up again,, what is this???? Elfie not do good here

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

October 27, 2011
1:56 PM

Post #8866065

Hi ladies. Well I finally returned home yesterday from staying with GK's. Had to unpack, buy groceries, tend to plants, and then sat down to catch up with our swap thread and my computer wouldn't come on again. So it's back to the android phone. Anyway i'm ready whenever my buddy is ready to send out my box.
I love all the post and pictures that have been posted. Not going to comment on them now as It's hard for me to type on these tiny letters on this phone. Will post more when I can get new puter.

Sundownr

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

October 27, 2011
3:41 PM

Post #8866174

Shelly, Sounds like you got lots of goodies from Chell!!
Lyn, Shelly sent you a great swap box, too!
Can't wait to see some pics y'all!!

Kris, hate that you're feeling poorly... got the flu maybe?

Laney, glad you're back, bet you had a great time with the GKs!

I'll be sending out my buddies box tomorrow, too (sorry for being tardy). I hope she likes everything!

FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 27, 2011
4:09 PM

Post #8866199

Being more of a visual person, I can't wait to see pics either. Both boxes sound like they were chocked full of thoughtful gifts and plants.

I hate you're running a fever, Elfie, and hope it's just a 24-hour bug.

oldmansdarlin
Clifton, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 27, 2011
6:12 PM

Post #8866349

Here are a few pics of my goodies. As you will see, replacing plants is not necessary. I have more than enough. I forgot to mention the bridge. Oh, the bridge. It is the cutest thing. A very special box indeed.

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oldmansdarlin
Clifton, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 27, 2011
6:15 PM

Post #8866351

and another.

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oldmansdarlin
Clifton, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 27, 2011
6:18 PM

Post #8866355

the bridge. how cute is that.

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oldmansdarlin
Clifton, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 27, 2011
6:20 PM

Post #8866361

the chair and picnic table

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oldmansdarlin
Clifton, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 27, 2011
6:31 PM

Post #8866376

also, in the picture with the chair and picnic table you can see the cute gazing balls made out of golf tees and marbles. So crafty. Love them.

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Mud_Elf

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

October 28, 2011
8:49 AM

Post #8866921

I am back to the living.. well at least for now,,,the last 48 hours is nothing I care to repeat..sigh..

Oh my gosh!! love, love, love the bridge!!! How wonderful!! Now I have something new to make!! Poor Ralph is never going to forgive us all for these great ideas!! The wheels are turning round and round in my head.
And the table and chairs I have got to make those!! Love the marbles with the golf tees. I need to find some of those!!!

Very nice set of plants too!!!

Great job Chell!!!

Sundownr

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

October 28, 2011
9:26 AM

Post #8866959

Beautiful goodies and love the plants, too!

So glad you're feeling better Kris!!

My buddy's box is shipped and headed for a warmer climate (cold, raining and possible chance of snow here)!

jsxtiger

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

October 28, 2011
2:35 PM

Post #8867235

mmmmmmm, gitting that worried feeling. me buddy's box should be there by now!
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 28, 2011
3:59 PM

Post #8867334

Shelly, all I can say is wow! Love, love it all. And how incredibly imaginative, Chell, using craft sticks in so many creative ways. I can just see that picnic table and chair in my beach garden. Can you post the link to the pictures you used or D-mail them to me when you get a minute?


Mud_Elf

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

October 28, 2011
4:40 PM

Post #8867373

Jax,, can you send me the conformation #

I want the links for the table and chair too!!
chellflower
Tyler, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 28, 2011
5:17 PM

Post #8867406

Shelly, I'm so glad you like everything. I'm really amazed how green the plants still are after going postal for a week, LOL.

Elfie, good to hear you're feeling better!

The pics I used when making the furniture were from mini garden supply sites. I'll see if I can find them again and post the links for y'all.

We actually had temps in the 60's all day here from a cool front that blew in yesterday...but it did bring some much needed rain!

FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 29, 2011
5:47 PM

Post #8868497

It's rained here for the past two days, high's never made it out of the 40's. Bev, how much snow did you get?
ChooChooGal
Hixson, TN

October 29, 2011
6:17 PM

Post #8868540

Its damp,and Chilly in the Woods of the East Tennessee. Some frost in higher elevations.
No frost here in the Valley. Hopefully Frost will wait another 10 days.My Green House Cabinet, and Pots are here. Need to get it assembled this week.
And get those wonderful Plants all tucked away.Growing for the spring Swap.
Elfie, I hope you are feeling better. And ready to talk about a Spring Swap.

Sundownr

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

October 29, 2011
6:41 PM

Post #8868567

Susan they said we got a little less than inch, but I never saw it. It's very cold, windy, and rain with sleet. Supposed to start warming back up this week tho. We haven't put the plastic over our hoop house yet and I really need it now!

Sundownr

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

October 29, 2011
6:44 PM

Post #8868572

Lyn, good luck getting your greenhouse cabinet set up...I'm envious and wish we had a place to put one!

Mud_Elf

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

October 30, 2011
6:21 AM

Post #8868884

Morning,,, My DD and DSIL bought the kids up here to go trick or treating. I was taken out at 12 o'clock and did not get home until 9pm. We did the full round of small town Holiday fun, ( big news here,, will explain later ) I am exhausted, and sore, but feeling not so bad as I was afraid I might. Anyway on to other things.

I know I have missed a lot of things in the past couple of days being sick. So I will try to catch up. I believe everyone's box has now been mailed with the exception of Jax who is waiting on the slow boat from China..lol. Long story and long trip for her special item. She will be happy I am sure!!


I will not be doing a Christmas swap, I want to concentrate on a Spring one. So we will pick up that discussion in January. However I thought it might be nice to do a trade of sorts. I can offer up stuff I have made and express an interest in certain things,,sort of like this

I would trade a bird house for one of the lovely poles that Bev did!!
I would also trade a miniature pot for a bird nest,
or a bird bath for one of Choochoo/ Lynn s animals,,
I also have candy apples, koi fish, and more pumpkins to share...

For those who are interested we could do the following:
We could all list something we could make to trade with.
That way the only real cost is time and talent and postage.

Now I know some of you ladies say you cannot make anything and I say rubbish I KNOW YOUR CAN!!

How about painted stepping stones? you could make a special item for the garden with a nice rock and paint, stamp or decorate it!! I know from our rock swaps that the girls did wonderful items using decoupage. I remember a special butterfly one that I understand is doing just fine in an outdoor garden!!!
People who sew or do stamping paper could do flags and cover the material with the same decoupage to make a hanging banner/flag/sign
( need to read up to see how to do this,, but I know it can be done!!,
Ladies we are all talented here in one way or another and I am sure we can make wonderful things to share and it will give us more to do during the long cold winters till we can get back in our outdoor gardens.


Give me more ideas... I am sure there are folks doing things that no one else knows about,, and Jax we are not talking about your under the table binges either,,,lol



Chime in and let me know what you think!!!


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taters55

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

October 30, 2011
9:46 AM

Post #8869153

I like the idea of a trade!
ChooChooGal
Hixson, TN

October 30, 2011
10:25 AM

Post #8869201

The Trade sounds great.

Can we have a new chat thread, maybe on Tiny Gardens?
Trade thread maybe here?
I am sure there are others out there who would join us.

Mud_Elf

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

October 30, 2011
10:50 AM

Post #8869233

Great idea. Will start thinking on how to do this.

Got to go.. Ralph needs to eat...lol...

LK give me a call later if you have time...

jsxtiger

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

October 30, 2011
1:00 PM

Post #8869367

...jax got no creative talent!!!! ya going on a boat trip, thar lil elf???????????

Mud_Elf

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

October 30, 2011
3:06 PM

Post #8869486

Jax.. I do not believe you,, so there,,,

jsxtiger

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

October 30, 2011
3:16 PM

Post #8869498

...got none! nada! bumpkiss! zip! nime! nothing! me biggest talent is...holding me cuppa!

Sundownr

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

October 30, 2011
4:04 PM

Post #8869575

Yes, I'd love to trade miniature goodies, and like the idea of posting what we have for trade in the Miniature Garden forum, too, if that's alright with admin and swappers! Or, we can start a new thread on the this Group Trades forum and post a link to it in the Mini Garden forum to get more folks to join in. We can use DG's Trade Tracker so Kris/Elfie doesn't have to be the "swap cop."

Kris, where'd you get that super cool punked-out dragonfly?? Did you make it?? I'm game for trades, just say the word!

jax, maybe you have resources mini-makers would be interested in for trading, like acorns caps (lol) or starts from your miniature plants!

Congrats to LK for winning TwoGreenThumbs miniature garden Halloween contest ( http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150346057016884.353109.106169086883&type=1 )!!
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 30, 2011
4:38 PM

Post #8869604

Swap Cop...LOL!

Elfie, Let me put my acorn thinking cap on and see what I can come up with. Decorating rocks is a lot of fun too, especially when they seem to multiply like rabbits and you have a "junk box" of potential embellishments :) Oh my, the seashells I still have. My wheels are turning.

Big Congrats, LK,,, you go, Girl!

jsxtiger

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

October 30, 2011
4:39 PM

Post #8869605

...no, nada! ...but i kin SPEND money! ya know, buy supplies fer someone? huh?

Mud_Elf

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

October 30, 2011
7:11 PM

Post #8869778

Here is our new Face Book trade Center. I need everyones permission to post your swap pictures. Please feel free to join us here.. Linda nad Bev I already joined you...lol

http://www.facebook.com/groups/304285022917996/

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

October 30, 2011
10:51 PM

Post #8869941

Way to go Linda Kay on your contest win!!! I'm so happy for you.
Elfie, I sent my request in on the fb page. Post what ever you want to of mine. No snow down south but it's been in the 30's at nite. Burrr! Arthritis doesn't do cold. :o(

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

October 31, 2011
1:16 AM

Post #8869972

Found this fairy house necklace on http://www.fairywoodland.com and wanted to share it with those who are more creative than I am.

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jsxtiger

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

October 31, 2011
1:16 AM

Post #8869973

me bones still frozen from sat., when we had snow! unbeleivable!

edit ta say...never beez on facebook! probaly never will! must be the only one in the world!

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joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

October 31, 2011
1:23 AM

Post #8869975

Jsx, girl, what are you doin up this time a nite??? Thought I was the only one in the world still awake!

taters55

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

October 31, 2011
5:11 AM

Post #8870073

WOW! I was just looking at all the stuff on the link for fairy necklaces. They have a lot of cool ideas! Some her stuff is really pricey, but love the ideas on that website!

Mud_Elf

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

October 31, 2011
7:31 AM

Post #8870247

Jax, Fruit, and ChooChoo why no FB? It is free and you will to look at all the art we are making.. I can help you all set up a page if you like.

Your guys have created a monster. I worked on that page and ideas for hours last night. Ralph came home and just laughed. He said "yup,, now you have done it!!" and went to play his games. I got disgusted with him and went to bed. I was falling asleep typing anyway!!

I need someone to volunteer to help administer that group. I am a babe in the wood with this,,,sigh. And yes someone needs to step up and help me!!!!!

Heading off to look at the site!! Just what I need more ideas,,,sigh

Mud_Elf

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

October 31, 2011
11:15 AM

Post #8870566

I am tired. looked at all the links on that page and after several heart attacks over the prices I need a nap... later,,,
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 31, 2011
3:12 PM

Post #8870864

CheerMom, thank you so so much! My mini Beach garden came today and is chocked full of goodies including an Adirondack chair and footrest, picket fencing, a jar of sand, a beach umbrella, lots of fishy accessories, seashells, and glass pebbles in clear and blue for water. Oh and several plants that arrived in great shape. Perfect choices and you did a fabulous job, Sue. My camera battery is charging and will be back with pics.

Thanks for the offer, Elfie, but don't care to be on FB. I keep up with friends through DG, emails, D-mails, etc. How would swapping and trading mini art on DG be any different than swapping and trading plants or seeds? Have you asked Admin about the possibility? Anybody who wanted to sell their work would, of course, need to post a Classified Ad or work it out privately.


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ChooChooGal
Hixson, TN

October 31, 2011
3:15 PM

Post #8870867

Will see what can be done about Face Book, over Thanksgiving. My Computer is old and Slow. I am doing good just to be here, New Computer in May.

My Plants are ready to go in their new home. Not sure I know what stays out. For me If wrong. . .maybe right next year. Handy Man is to be here tomorrow. . .
ChooChooGal
Hixson, TN

October 31, 2011
3:27 PM

Post #8870880

Susan its good to know I am not the only one not on FB. I feel we are better off. Trading here on DG.

To the ones who feel they have nothing to trade. After all we are a Gardening Group. How bout ordering a few plants, to trade. I came into the group with nothing. Now I have friends,and Plants. I would love to trade Mini Plants. What do you have? If you need sources, and suggestions. I can try and help you. Laney is the Web Garden Queen.I like to order the best I can find. In hopes to trade for common ones.

jsxtiger

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

October 31, 2011
3:55 PM

Post #8870913

...i am up every am at 3. cant seem ta be able to sleep past then, wonder why? ya dont think it cuz hubby makes lots of noise when he gits up at 3, huh? an of course i kin never go back ta sleep! so i git up, clean, cook, whatever! would luv to be in the garden working...but cant see nothing at that time!

Mud_Elf

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

October 31, 2011
4:10 PM

Post #8870942

Glad you got you r box Fruit / Susan. Sounds like it is a nice one.

Great Job Cheermom!!


For anyone who is not interested in being on Facebook. That is your choice. My choice is to do the trades there. I like being able to post 10 to 50 pictures at one time. If anyone here chooses to trade here that is fine and will not offend me at all. I have made many contacts on FB and get lots of exposure.


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FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 31, 2011
5:41 PM

Post #8871045

Gotcha, Elfie. Ya'll carry on over there and have a great time. Are you saying piggyback trades on this thread would be OK?

ChooChooGal
Hixson, TN

October 31, 2011
5:51 PM

Post #8871062

Did everyone rec their Box from the swap? Is this the end of this thread? Not sure that I understand.

Elfie sure hope you get to feeking better.

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

October 31, 2011
5:53 PM

Post #8871067

Hi girls, I got my goodie box today from Bev, Sundownr, and all I can say is WOW! It was like Christmas morning here. Here's a pic of the plants: Boxwood tree, Elfin Thyme, and Rosemary. I have already planted them in another fairy garden and they look great. Got dark on me so will take a photo of it tomorrow.

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joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

October 31, 2011
5:59 PM

Post #8871073

Camp fire, that Bev made, complete with marshmellows on sticks. Oh so cute.

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joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

October 31, 2011
6:09 PM

Post #8871086

Pots, one of which she made.

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joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

October 31, 2011
6:15 PM

Post #8871092

Handmade bird nest, birdhouse gourds, gazing ball on wire, bugs on wire, and bought items, curved bench, skunk, and assorted sized pots.

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joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

October 31, 2011
6:18 PM

Post #8871095

Shoot! Wrong pic. I forgot to mention the little fuzzy bear.

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joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

October 31, 2011
6:20 PM

Post #8871097

The whole shebang!

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FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 31, 2011
6:21 PM

Post #8871098

Oh how sweet, Laney. The campfire takes the cake, Bev!

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

October 31, 2011
6:25 PM

Post #8871105

I agree fruit and the handmade birdhouses are just darlin. Thank you Brb, I am so happy with everything.
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 31, 2011
6:33 PM

Post #8871116

And who would have thunk to sneak in a skunk?

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

October 31, 2011
6:33 PM

Post #8871117

Darn phone types words for me. I hate that. Previous post I meant to say Bev not Brb.

taters55

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

October 31, 2011
7:56 PM

Post #8871234

Love all the mini's you got from Bev! Great job!

Sundownr

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

October 31, 2011
9:15 PM

Post #8871351

Laney I'm so glad everything made it to you in one piece and alive!! I forgot to mention that the lil ceramic skunks are sold at the campground near me because there are so many of the mischief-makers around here! One frequents my compost bins on the porch in the middle of the night, lol. Also forgot to tell you that the campfire is one made with the red glitter glue and will reflect light (sun or flashlight) at certain angles which makes it glow.

I'm glad you like everything and hope you can use them in your mini gardens. Please enjoy!

Sundownr

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

October 31, 2011
9:25 PM

Post #8871366

Loved the Fairy Woodland link!

If anyone would like to trade plants for any of the miniatures goodies I make, acorn caps, or hickory nut hulls to make your own stuff, I'd be super tickled with that option, too!! Please check out my DG Want List for a few that I'm looking for, but there are many I don't even know about yet, lol!

Susan, sounds like you got plenty of goodies from Sue for your beach mini!!! Can't wait to see the pics!

Mud_Elf

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

November 1, 2011
1:22 PM

Post #8872140

Jax here is info so you can track your package,,,heehee,,,

Tracking number
LK127165933CN
China Post

Processed Through Sort Facility, Oct-30-11, 11:37 AM, BEIJING

Acceptance, Oct-29-11, 11:56 AM

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

November 1, 2011
1:59 PM

Post #8872179

Here are a few pics of what I did with some of the plants and other items Bev sent me.

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joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

November 1, 2011
2:02 PM

Post #8872181

Boxwood tree is a perfect height.

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Mud_Elf

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

November 1, 2011
2:07 PM

Post #8872191

I really love the hemlock tree! And everything she got you is sooo nice!

joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

November 1, 2011
2:10 PM

Post #8872198

The rosemary will help hide the selfwatering planter opening. I had been wondering what to put there. See the gourd birdhouse in the bouganvilla. (Sp?) Also found a home for the gazing ball.

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Mud_Elf

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

November 1, 2011
2:14 PM

Post #8872203

NEW ROOM
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ahoogstra

ahoogstra
Cutlerville, MI

December 25, 2012
4:31 PM

Post #9366988

WOW ! What a FANTASTIC swap...sorry I missed it. Great complete info too! Enjoy all!

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