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Tiny Gardens: Where to Begin?

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

April 29, 2012
12:30 PM

Post #9102701

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

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 4, 2012
6:03 PM

Post #9110811

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

Sundownr

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

May 5, 2012
11:46 AM

Post #9111552

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
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 8, 2012
3:57 AM

Post #9115170

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.

Sundownr

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

May 8, 2012
5:54 AM

Post #9115262

Best wishes for your tiny gardens and be sure to post pics when your finished!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 9, 2012
3:51 AM

Post #9116761

I surely will, thanks!

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