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goldfinch4
Ripon, WI
(Zone 4a)

May 19, 2009
4:37 PM

Post #6570226

Well, here are a few of my attempts at making fairy gardens. They are in hypertufa troughs and dishes that I made.

It's kind of hard to tell, but in the center of this picture is a sunken pond. It's actually a water dish for lizards that I found at a pet shop. They had lots of stuff that would work in tiny gardens, but they were kind of expensive. Luckily the pond was on sale.

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goldfinch4
Ripon, WI
(Zone 4a)

May 19, 2009
4:39 PM

Post #6570235

The blue river looks pretty obnoxious in this one, but the colors not that bad in real life.

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goldfinch4
Ripon, WI
(Zone 4a)

May 19, 2009
4:43 PM

Post #6570248

This one doesn't have a fairy in it, just a little scene. There is writing on the bottom of the sunflower/crow stand that says something like "be sure to bring your own sunshine"...or something like that. There are 2 dragonflys flying over the plant on the right.

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bugme
Barnesville, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 19, 2009
7:55 PM

Post #6570910

Adorable, that last one is my favorite. What is the little tree?
Sallysblooms
South, TX

May 20, 2009
3:39 AM

Post #6572998

Great job! They are so pretty!
goldfinch4
Ripon, WI
(Zone 4a)

May 20, 2009
11:13 AM

Post #6573623

Thanks Bugme and Sallysblooms. Bugme, I'll check out the tag on that tree tonight and let you know.
zhinusmom
(Trisha) Olympia, WA
(Zone 8a)

May 20, 2009
6:32 PM

Post #6575265

Those are really cute...yes I love the tree in the last one and would also like to know what it is...

Getting ready to work on a second garden...this was my first one...I need to get a better picture without the cluttered background...

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goldfinch4
Ripon, WI
(Zone 4a)

May 20, 2009
7:05 PM

Post #6575353

Zhinusmom, your tiny lizard on the rock is just adorable! Your whole garden is cute.
zhinusmom
(Trisha) Olympia, WA
(Zone 8a)

May 20, 2009
8:07 PM

Post #6575622

TY...I love little gardens and have fun making things for them...
goldfinch4
Ripon, WI
(Zone 4a)

May 21, 2009
11:07 AM

Post #6578040

The little tree in my last picture above is an Ulmus minor 'Jacqueline Hillier' elm. Growth rate is less than 4" per year, hardiness -20 deg. F.
zhinusmom
(Trisha) Olympia, WA
(Zone 8a)

May 21, 2009
5:10 PM

Post #6579278

TY, I need to look for one of those! It is really pretty!!
daylily970
Coshocton, OH
(Zone 6a)

May 24, 2009
1:36 AM

Post #6589139

very cute!

belinda
seedpicker_TX
(Taylor) Plano, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 25, 2009
12:34 PM

Post #6594293

great job!

I've seen those lizard water dishes, and thought how cute they'd be in a dish garden, too, but never tried it. It looks great!

And of course I love the dragonflies, since I used those in my first garden. Did you buy the buttons and place on wire?

There are so many nice buttons that will work for fairy gardens. I have some tiny sunflowers ones I want to use on my next fairy garden.

Isn't it funny, how you can't just make ONE fairy garden? If you make one, then you always have that "next one" you are wanting to do, lol

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zhinusmom
(Trisha) Olympia, WA
(Zone 8a)

May 25, 2009
5:24 PM

Post #6595519

It does get to be an addiction doesn't it? And I am trying to spread it around!! Got my Granddaughter a Fairy Garden Kit from JoAnn's for her 8th birthday...she had a lot of fun with it...this is her first garden...

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seedpicker_TX
(Taylor) Plano, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 25, 2009
5:53 PM

Post #6595736

what fun to share with your granddaughter :0)

She did a great job!
-T
goldfinch4
Ripon, WI
(Zone 4a)

May 26, 2009
12:04 PM

Post #6599047

Seedpicker, yes, the dragonflies are buttons! How strange that we would find the same ones. I used florists wire on them. I did see lots of other cute ones too. You can really put a lot of money into these gardens if you're not careful.

They are very addiciting! zhinusmom, your granddaughter did great! Bet she loved making her own.
seedpicker_TX
(Taylor) Plano, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 26, 2009
12:45 PM

Post #6599157

The buttons are great for fairy gardens. There are so many you can use.
This is the package I got last year that had the dragonflies and others...

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seedpicker_TX
(Taylor) Plano, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 26, 2009
12:46 PM

Post #6599163

these sunflowers are so cute. Can't wait to use them :0)

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seedpicker_TX
(Taylor) Plano, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 26, 2009
12:48 PM

Post #6599172

and this has to be my favorite button package, because of the heart one.

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seedpicker_TX
(Taylor) Plano, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 26, 2009
12:49 PM

Post #6599174

I used it as a sign hanging from the arbor

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goldfinch4
Ripon, WI
(Zone 4a)

May 26, 2009
4:27 PM

Post #6600000

Love the sign - too cute! Your birdbath looks so realistic too. Very nice!
seedpicker_TX
(Taylor) Plano, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 26, 2009
4:54 PM

Post #6600079

Thanks. The birdbath was purchased off ebay, but I've seen them elsewhere in dollhouse catalogs.
It is made of real metal and is either copper, or brass..not sure, but it is actually "heavy" for such a small item...they are a bit pricey. I think I haven't found them for less than $20 a piece!!
It was less on ebay, because I bought a lot assortment.
-T
Kassia
Framingham, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 8, 2009
2:16 AM

Post #6656543

adorable... I have been behaving myself... just did one... but it's not finished yet... I want to find 2 doggies a York terrier and a puddle...since this tiny garden is inspired by my sweet and wonderful friend Sue... I love her garden... and her babies... they are soooo cute...

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corgilover51
Fresno, CA
(Zone 10b)

June 8, 2009
2:30 AM

Post #6656609

What wonderful little fantasy gardens...uh oh...think I just got bitten by a tiny little garden bug...lol...now I'm going to have to try one...
barnabas
Keene, NH

June 20, 2009
6:11 AM

Post #6713810

Delightful! and sooo creative. This thread really makes me smile. Lots of gifted people here.

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