Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Creative Fairy Garden Ideas

If you like Fairy Gardens, here are some very creative gardens for you to see. Enjoy!

I hope you enjoyed all these cute little Fairy Gardens and don't forget to "Like" Garden Thyme with the Creative Gardener.

Happy Gardening!


Monday, June 2, 2014

Creating Fairy Gardens or Miniature Gardens

Creating fairy gardens or miniature gardens can be a fun project. This is a project that you can do by yourself or it can be a great way to spend time with children. If you live in an apartment or have a home that does not have space for a garden, miniature gardening may be what you are looking for. It allows you to play in the dirt, get creative and design a miniature landscape. I will admit, that miniature gardens are far easier to maintain than a full size garden. Miniature gardens can be made in containers or they can be installed directly into the ground. I have both, but I am finding that I prefer containers more. Here are a couple of new gardens that I have made.

The garden above is in a small dish that sits inside an arbor planter that I found at a garage sale for $1.00.  I painted the arbor and found a small container that would serve as the planting area. I added two miniature hostas and a Japanese Maple seedling as the tree. I added some rock for a patio with some moss for the grass. Then I added a table with two chairs. Do you see the tiny coffee cups and the geranium sitting on the table?

The second garden that I made was made from a round wood cheese container. I used a deep saucer that fit into the wood container and planted it with miniature hostas, a Japanese Maple seedling, moss and a little ground cover that produces tiny blue flowers.

I added some small pieces of rock for stepping stones, a gazebo, two chairs and a little birdhouse. Both projects were easy to do and completed in about 30 minutes.

My plan for these two gardens will be placing them in a children's garden that I am working on, but first they will be going to the State Master Gardener Conference here in Indiana for part of a display on "Fairy Gardens".

Happy Gardening!


'Golden Shadows' Pagoda Dogwood

Years ago, I purchased a very small tree that was only 6 to 8 inches tall. It was a 'Golden Shadows' Pagoda Dogwood. It had beau...