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vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 23, 2009
9:29 PM

Post #6588230

here is my 2nd one. My DDDDDH built me a pergola using cedar but he has already warned me this won't be a forever kind of fixture. The pergola is about 8" sq. I love this man!

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vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 23, 2009
9:32 PM

Post #6588240

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).

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vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 23, 2009
9:35 PM

Post #6588255

I used scotch moss and elfin thyme as my grass. I also planted a dwarf holly that I found last fall. It has not grown at all and presently measures about 2" tall by 2" wide, just perfect.



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vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 23, 2009
9:38 PM

Post #6588264

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.

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vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 23, 2009
9:38 PM

Post #6588267

here's a closeup of the dwarf holly

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vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 23, 2009
9:43 PM

Post #6588276

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.

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DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

May 23, 2009
9:43 PM

Post #6588277

OMG is that adorable!! I have never seen this forum before. Awesome job!!
vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 23, 2009
9:46 PM

Post #6588285

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.

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vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 23, 2009
9:51 PM

Post #6588300

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.

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DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

May 23, 2009
10:05 PM

Post #6588355

Amazing! Where do you find things so small??? That hummer feeder is so cute!
LiliMerci
North of Atlanta, GA
(Zone 8a)

May 23, 2009
10:06 PM

Post #6588361

oh, that is so cute!
vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 23, 2009
10:09 PM

Post #6588369

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.
Sallysblooms
South, TX

May 23, 2009
11:24 PM

Post #6588622

WOW! Your husband does wonderful work. Your new garden is amazing! You did a great job!
daylily970
Coshocton, OH
(Zone 6a)

May 24, 2009
1:32 AM

Post #6589123

your dh is very talented. very cute garden!

belinda
Willowwind2
Union, WA
(Zone 8b)

May 24, 2009
3:02 AM

Post #6589493

Good job. Love the table and chairs. Everything!
goldfinch4
Ripon, WI
(Zone 4a)

May 24, 2009
10:23 AM

Post #6590215

Just adorable - love the little pots and hummingbird feeder!
vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 24, 2009
3:23 PM

Post #6590956

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.

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

May 24, 2009
8:51 PM

Post #6591975

Precious, I love the tiny pots! Maybe you can put a cheap little chair in the weather in non show off modes, ha. Really pretty, great job. :)
iris28
(dana)Owensboro, KY
(Zone 6a)

May 25, 2009
2:00 AM

Post #6593043

has taylor seen this ! its soooo cute . that puts the little wire arbor my dh made to shame lol
zhinusmom
(Trisha) Olympia, WA
(Zone 8a)

May 25, 2009
2:36 AM

Post #6593215

Love the Pergola...everything is soooo cute!!!! I want the little hummer feeder!!
seedpicker_TX
(Taylor) Plano, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 25, 2009
12:25 PM

Post #6594261

Dana-Yes, I have seen it,...isn't it cute??

We talked on the phone about it, instead of online ;0)...easier than all that typing, lol

what wire arbor your hubby made you?...I wanna see!

Zinu-
http://www.dollhousesandmore.com/product/A1669?meta=FRG&utm_source=GBASE&utm_medium=CPC&utm_content=&utm_campaign=
iris28
(dana)Owensboro, KY
(Zone 6a)

May 25, 2009
1:42 PM

Post #6594585

here is the only pic that you can see it clearly . it was before i cleaned the glass ..so please disregard the grossness

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

May 25, 2009
2:25 PM

Post #6594753

Is that the arch under the rose?...kinda can't see

How is the rose doing in there?

I love the butterflies ;0)

Personally I think anything that husbands make for their wives are masterpieces, even if the rest of the world doesn't think so ;0)

Scentimental momentos :0)
zhinusmom
(Trisha) Olympia, WA
(Zone 8a)

May 25, 2009
5:32 PM

Post #6595636

Love that site, time to break out the clay again...

Roses and Butterflies...love them!!

Ditto about husbands making things for their wives...I would love something for the garden, all mine makes is Bicycles...
vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 7, 2009
8:00 PM

Post #6654938

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.

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vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 7, 2009
8:01 PM

Post #6654946

another view

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

June 7, 2009
8:36 PM

Post #6655074

That is great! Hmmm, neer thought of using a candle holder for a birdbath...great idea, and you found a beautiful one!!
Sallysblooms
South, TX

June 7, 2009
11:37 PM

Post #6655766

That is so pretty! A lovely birdbath and the walkway and plants are wonderful!
seedpicker_TX
(Taylor) Plano, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 7, 2009
11:54 PM

Post #6655859

Very nice!!

I love your tile strip way better than the ones I found. Great color!

Those little roses look fantastic, and of course I love the lime green sedum ;0)

Your candle holder turned out perfect!!

-T

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

June 8, 2009
12:53 AM

Post #6656114

Fantastic!! Love the birdbath and the little rose, as well as all of the other plantings! Nice walkway too. Great job!
vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 8, 2009
1:49 PM

Post #6658073

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

June 8, 2009
1:54 PM

Post #6658100

EXCELLENT job!...very clever with the screen!
vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 8, 2009
2:01 PM

Post #6658137

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

June 8, 2009
2:42 PM

Post #6658332

I haven't done what you described, but I have used small pieces of it to cover the drainage hole, when I am potting a new container with a large hole.

I also use it a lot for shading a newly planted plant.

Did you use metal screen or the fiberglass stuff?
-T
goldfinch4
Ripon, WI
(Zone 4a)

June 8, 2009
3:15 PM

Post #6658528

That is just adorable. Love the walkway!
vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 8, 2009
5:07 PM

Post #6659112

fiberglass
PrimroseSue
Medway, MA
(Zone 5b)

June 9, 2009
3:06 PM

Post #6663365

Louise (DonnieBrook), welcome to the world of tiny things!

Nery, regarding your mini garden - it just doesn't get any cuter than that! Yes, your H is DDDDD for building you the pergola!

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

June 9, 2009
10:37 PM

Post #6665234

Thanks, Sue. This is such a fun Forum!!
tabasco
Cincinnati (Anderson, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 15, 2009
11:15 PM

Post #6692464


Just happened onto the Tiny Garden forum and spent a few minutes clicking around.

Everyone's threads and photos are so cute!

And, Voss, your tiny micro gardens are darling!

You have no end of garden interests, don't you!? (-:

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