Where to Begin?

Laurel, DE(Zone 7a)

I have a pot and want to make an outdoor mini garden.
I want a fountain and patio and some shrubs and trees and I'll go from there.
It will sit outside in the sun for part of the day.
Any beginner thoughts appreciated!
Candee

central, NJ(Zone 6b)

Did you check out the resource thread at the top of this forum? great online stores to get ideas
Also this is a great idea and has a step by step instructions
http://www.bhg.com/gardening/container/plans-ideas/plant-a-fairy-garden/#page=1
I checked out the usual companies I buy from and did a search by miniature or dwarf most don't use the term fairy...but got a good variety of dwarf plants from Bluestone
I got some very inexpensive miniatures from here http://factorydirectcraft.com/index.php
You can also find miniatures by the dollhouse things in a craft store
Bought my buildings from plow and hearth(just wait for them to go on sale)
http://www.plowhearth.com/productform.asp?q=fairy&search_type=normal

(Bev) Wytheville, VA(Zone 6a)

haighr, I wrote an article for DG in February: "Miniature Container Gardens . . ." [ http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/3573/ ], that may help get you started. There are links to sites and a few videos.

Have fun!
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Bev

Laurel, DE(Zone 7a)

Thanks. I did check out the links (lol, after I posted)! I will continue to read a bit and then get to work. I also want to conquer the sand casting of one of my rhubarb leaves. I love being retired and having the time to take on new things.

(Bev) Wytheville, VA(Zone 6a)

Best wishes for your tiny gardens and be sure to post pics when your finished!

Laurel, DE(Zone 7a)

I surely will, thanks!

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