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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 7, 2009
10:41 PM

Post #6107366

took a class today to make a fairy dwelling.. there were 4 people there.. here are the photos of our gardens

http://www.wellsweep.com/index.html

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onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 7, 2009
10:42 PM

Post #6107374

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onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 7, 2009
10:43 PM

Post #6107375

#3

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onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 7, 2009
10:43 PM

Post #6107376

#4

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Doe41
(Audrey) Dyersburg, TN
(Zone 7a)

February 7, 2009
10:44 PM

Post #6107377

I had one last year inside. I love to do that! You'r are beautiful!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 7, 2009
10:44 PM

Post #6107380

I am not saying which one I made... YET... until you guys tell me which one you like the best

here are some photos of the green house there if anyone wants to see

http://picasaweb.google.com/AllisonNJ71/WellSweep?feat=directlink
bugme
Barnesville, GA
(Zone 7b)

February 7, 2009
11:44 PM

Post #6107612

I love them all...how charming and how fun it must have been. #4 is probably my favorite.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 8, 2009
1:59 AM

Post #6108063

it was really fun... can't wait to do another one
tetleytuna
Columbia, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 8, 2009
5:03 AM

Post #6108777

All four of them are wonderful! What an inspration for neglected baskets. I really love the catalog from Well-Sweep and read it every year like some folks would read a best selling novel. Wish I could go there in person.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 8, 2009
9:19 AM

Post #6109007

I do love going there... I can listen to the owners tour over and over... I always learn something new

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 8, 2009
12:45 PM

Post #6109143

the first half of this photo album is from well-sweep from this past summer

http://picasaweb.google.com/AllisonNJ71/WellSweepAndAtlockFarms?feat=directlink
tetleytuna
Columbia, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 8, 2009
3:48 PM

Post #6109706

Thank you for the new pics. Just spent a pleasant few minutes browsing around.
sempervirens
Northern, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 8, 2009
4:29 PM

Post #6109891

Hi onewish1,
I think we travel around the same circles, I also visit Well-Sweep and Atlock at least once a year.
I usually visit quite early in the season since my passion is native plants and both nurseries are more likely to have them in late March or early April. ( I also buy from Rarefind Nursery but I usually show up there in August for their Dog Day Sales). As a result I never really see the herb gardens at Well-Sweep in full bloom so I really appreciate your photos of the gardens.
The Fairy Gardens are all lovely and I like different things in different gardens.

In #4 I especially like the added curving wood that is holding the small clam shell like scene.
For #3 I like the placement of the fairy holding on to the twig and the overall placement of the field of flowers.
In #2 I like the play of textures and the placement of the flower in the hand of the fairy and the bark door opening.
In the first one I like the light, bright open and welcoming feeling.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

February 8, 2009
5:30 PM

Post #6110222

These are lovely fairy baskets, number 2 is my favourite! Love the celosa tucked in there! Thank you.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 8, 2009
5:46 PM

Post #6110289

Sempervirens - some of the NJ crew is going to Rare Find & Fair Weather I know FW is on April 4th.. not sure of the date for RF yet

I will try to keep you in mind for any outings we have planned... in case I forget .. check the NorthEast Forum now and then
Sallysblooms
South, TX

February 9, 2009
6:01 PM

Post #6115408

Great job! Looks like you left a basket outside and a fairy took up residence! hehe That happens to me too! Which did you make, I can't decide what I like best.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 9, 2009
9:38 PM

Post #6116282

thank you... ok guess I can give it up... I made #2... and the woman with me Michele made #4
ksgirl
Allen, KS

February 9, 2009
9:58 PM

Post #6116372

I love them! I especially like the baskets in #2 and 4 that has the extra vine around the basket and the driftwood and #3 for the yellow and blue color.
You all did a great job, it had to have been lots of fun to make. I did one last summer with live plants and have it in the house and love it. I decorated it for the holidays and now I'm planning one with artificial plants so I can have lots of flowers and I have some clay fairies and birds for it as well as water lilies for the pond.
I have lots of flowers made from clay and very realistic.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 10, 2009
3:37 AM

Post #6118092

that sounds real nice... be sure to post photos
Willowwind2
Union, WA
(Zone 8b)

February 10, 2009
11:32 PM

Post #6121481

I love them all. Are those baskets available in any catalog?
bugme
Barnesville, GA
(Zone 7b)

February 11, 2009
12:01 AM

Post #6121613

willowwind2, they appear to be kudzu baskets to me and there are posters on the basket weaving forum that do these. If they are, indeed, kudzu baskets, they will last a loooooooong time. I've bought several over the years at different places and they're strong. If I knew how to make them it would be a good living since kudzu is taking over the South ...lol

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 11, 2009
12:14 AM

Post #6121677

not sure of the name of the basket... but the woman at well-sweep said she couldn't get them anymore she only has 2 left... sorry I am help
Sallysblooms
South, TX

February 11, 2009
12:40 AM

Post #6121770

Could be grapevine on the basket too. I have made many baskets and you can soften it and add it.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 11, 2009
2:26 AM

Post #6122159

the material that the basket is made of.. is the same as the ring around them
Willowwind2
Union, WA
(Zone 8b)

February 11, 2009
11:52 PM

Post #6125958

They are beautiful. Thanks for the info. Out here we wish we could find something crafty to do with all the scotch broom. :-)

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 12, 2009
12:38 AM

Post #6126144

keep the bad guys out???

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