First attempts

Ripon, WI(Zone 4a)

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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Ripon, WI(Zone 4a)

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

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Ripon, WI(Zone 4a)

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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Barnesville, GA(Zone 7b)

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

South, TX

Great job! They are so pretty!

Ripon, WI(Zone 4a)

Thanks Bugme and Sallysblooms. Bugme, I'll check out the tag on that tree tonight and let you know.

(Trisha) Olympia, WA(Zone 8a)

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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Ripon, WI(Zone 4a)

Zhinusmom, your tiny lizard on the rock is just adorable! Your whole garden is cute.

(Trisha) Olympia, WA(Zone 8a)

TY....I love little gardens and have fun making things for them...

Ripon, WI(Zone 4a)

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.

(Trisha) Olympia, WA(Zone 8a)

TY, I need to look for one of those! It is really pretty!!

Coshocton, OH(Zone 6a)

very cute!

belinda

(Taylor) Plano, TX(Zone 8a)

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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(Trisha) Olympia, WA(Zone 8a)

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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(Taylor) Plano, TX(Zone 8a)

what fun to share with your granddaughter :0)

She did a great job!
-T

Ripon, WI(Zone 4a)

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.

(Taylor) Plano, TX(Zone 8a)

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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(Taylor) Plano, TX(Zone 8a)

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

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(Taylor) Plano, TX(Zone 8a)

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

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(Taylor) Plano, TX(Zone 8a)

I used it as a sign hanging from the arbor

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Ripon, WI(Zone 4a)

Love the sign - too cute! Your birdbath looks so realistic too. Very nice!

(Taylor) Plano, TX(Zone 8a)

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

Framingham, MA(Zone 6a)

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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Fresno, CA(Zone 10b)

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....

Keene, NH

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

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