Hi - Just had to show off my latest fun project! Decided that our local faeries needed a place all their own, and set about make them a home. Just finished (for this year) yesterday, and they were already pushing me out so they could move in! Have plenty of "pretties" for them, as well as sea shells, some tools, lawn furniture, and places to sleep or live. The plants are miniatures, and won't grow much larger than they already are -- Love the hosta, columbine, and violas. Here are a few pics -
First, the faery entrance (although they actually come on in from anywhere -
That is so pretty! I just started my fairy garden this evening. You will have to add your photos to the Tiny Gardens thread!
Here is mine. It is nestled under the pink Turk's Cap "forest" in one of my flower beds on my patio. Tiny gardens are so much fun and relaxing to look at and work with. I have more plants to add. Going back to the nursery tomorrow.
Hi - Been following my son to camp last week and just got back. Thanks so much for the kind words, and katie 59, I found the outhouse at a nursery near St. Louis - couldn't resist! Hey, Colette - hope we can still do it on Thursday, too - I'll send an e-mail by Tuesday with directions, etc. - and, Sallysblooms - how darling! I didn't even know there was a Tiny Gardens thread - thanks for letting me know --
So cute! I love the little hosta. I have some Twist of Lime in planters out front that I will probably plant in the ground before fall. You've given me an idea! I already have a little faerie door and windows on the maple tree in my courtyard, and there's just a bit of vinca in there now. I think I'll play it up with the little hostas and make it look more homey.
I hope I'm not hijacking this thread by posting this photo! Here's my "Gnome Home" and mini hosta garden I just finished. The mini hostas are tiny right now, but will fill in. And I am sorry about the poor photo quality. These pictures were taken on my cellphone.
This is in an old stump. We drilled about 6" down in the top & made a planter for wave petunias (it's in a bit of sun on that side, since the tree came down).
All right everyone I am going to be looking around my yard for something like this. They are so cute! Dax see what you started! LOL. I do have a few small hostas also. I have these really cute gnomes on a "pick" you stick in the ground or a pot. They would look really cute. Oh more work for the garden! But a very cute area. Ronna