found the cutest little bistro set at HL and used my 40% coupon to get it. Even then, it wasn't cheap. Well, I'm finding this obsession is not cheap at all! I sprayed the furniture with some clear spray paint, hoping it will weather-proof it a bit. I placed the set in the pergola, using a glue gun so it will stay put for a while, (I hope).
I was going to use clematis pitcherii to cover the pergola, thinking the blue bell-shaped flowers would be really cute but the clematis is coming along slowly. I was itching to finish this project so I planted creeping charlie instead. I planted it in a tiny pot to control its growth. By summer's end it should cover the pergola and make a nice canopy for my tiny garden.
I wasn't planning on creating a pathway, but since I didn't have enough "grass" I decided to use some florist pebbles. Trackinsand, these pebbles are a little larger than the ones I used in my first tiny garden. The ones in this garden are the sized of choc. covered raisins.
I want to thank all of the people who post in this forum. Your pics and comments have been an invaluable resource and inspiration. In particular, Seedpicker, who has shown me the way w/ regards to tiny plants. Also, she gave me this hummingbird feeder which is absolutely perfect in my little garden. Thank you, T.
Tracks, here is a pic of the gravel I used for the Tiny Garden #1. It reminds me of grapenuts cereal, much smaller than the one I used in Tiny Garden #2. This is the one that I attached to window screen using spray adhesive.
Donnie, the fairy stuff is everywhere! I believe the very first thread on this forum is a resource thread with names of all the places that carry stuff. Like any hobby, it can get pricey but with a little imagination you can "convert" stuff into fairy garden items and save some money.
here is a pic of Tiny Garden #1 which I finished last October. I don't keep the bench outdoors because I don't want it to be destroyed by weather. Only put it on the dish when I am in show-off mode,lol.
Here is my tiny garden #3, an homage to my first love, ROSES
I decided to keep it very simple. This is a micro mini rose, Sweet Fairy, which will be 6" tall at maturity. For greenery I used pink flowered creeping thyme and fine gold leaf sedum. For bird bath, I used a candle holder and for the sign, a gift from one of the loveliest DGers.
Thanks, everybody. I enjoyed putting it together. Hope they (the tiny gardens) last a long time. I built a burm for the roses so they would have almost 6" soil for root growth but if I see a decline, it will mean I'll have to do some root pruning.
T, I bought the reject tiles, then took them off the fiberglass grid they come in and "rearranged" them to a pattern and shape I liked better. I glued w/ silicone to a piece of window screen shaped the way I wanted and filled the gaps w/ sand.
Window screen is extremely useful for my gardening. I have a roll at all times. when I'm planting a pot, I fill the bottom w/ peanuts, then put a piece of window screen. that way if I change the plantings, the peanuts don't come out flying and making a big mess of everything.