My Fairy Garden

Dance in a land of enchantment with fairies in your garden.
My newest addition to our backyard/walk/pool area.  A miniature fairy garden.
What a fun family project!  One from our summer list.
We shopped together for all the items to put together our mini garden.
 3 succulents and the fake mushrooms at Home Depot.
Next was a stop in a local gardening greenhouse, where I picked up Scotch Moss and Doone Valley Creeping Thyme (which blooms with tiny pink flowers and the foliage turns red in the winter) and a 'Green Velvet' mini Boxwood to trim into a tree.
The 'pot' is an animal trough from Tractor Supply, with holes drilled into the bottom.  I picked this because the price, size and depth suited the space and what I had in mind.  You can transform almost anything into a miniature garden ~ the children's old wagon, a homemade raised bed, washtub, birdbath, basket, etc.  Here are a few ideas I found on pinterest.com -  
source - pinterest

I wanted our garden large enough to change up and low enough for tiny tots to enjoy. 
We also made a stop in Hobby Lobby for miniatures (pots, bench and frog) and Tinkerbell is a garden pick that I picked up 50% off.  The fairy 'house' is a bird house.  The stones came from the Dollar Tree.  Tinkerbell's bridge is really meant to be fish tank decor.  The 'pond' is a plastic ice cream bowl with stones tossed in the bottom. 

I loved playing outside as a child.  Heck, back then that is all we had to do in the summer!  However, I don't really have a rep for having a green thumb.  Hopefully I picked out hearty foliage for my mini garden.  At least there is only a little to replace and restyle.  I have to admit I love rounding the corner to our back porch every afternoon and being greeted by such a cute sight in our lantana flower bed.
Booger Bear and I are watching for a garden full of butterflies and hopefully fairies.  So use your imagination and build a little enchantment for your garden!

Do you have a green thumb?  or a Fairy Garden? 

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14 comments:

  1. Gosh I know the fairy's are jumping for joy to have such a great place to visit. I love, love your small gardens. Have Fun!
    Kathy

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  2. How cute is that. Everything looks so neat in the little garden. This is one kind of garden I dont have, I do have an old metal tub--maybe one will be coming to my yard.
    Ann

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  3. Adorable! I love the little mushrooms and the pond. I love all the miniatures so much that I used some in my herb garden, just for me. So glad you stopped by!

    Londen

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  4. very pretty! I found your blog through a link party and LOVE it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

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  5. Hi there Sherri. I love this fairy garden..so pretty and magical. Your blog is so sweet. I am glad you joined the party. Have fun.

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  6. This is a really sweet idea, Sherri! I saw some others last week, too. I remember years ago I wanted to do a fairy garden, but couldn't find the miniatures I wanted to incorporate easily at the local stores. Now it seems you can find these things all over! Love the birdhouse as the fairy house.

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  7. Love your little garden and yes I did make one and it was great fun. I plan on making another soon. Hugs Maryjane at Storybook Cottage

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  8. Oh my goodness! This is sooooo cute! I totally want to do this with my kiddos this summer...the list is getting longer. LOL! :-)
    Vanessa

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  9. I don't have a very green thumb either but it is nice to see something you made that's pretty outside! Come and share this with WorkShop Wednesday. It would be a nice addition to the party!

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  10. This is so cute!! I'm emailing the link to my granddaughter....she loves fairies!

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  11. Your minigarden is adorable. I saw one on tv a few years ago and thought it was so darling. What is it about miniature things that we all love? Speaking of fairies. have you ever seen the movie "Fairy Tale: A True Story"?
    It's the sweetest story about two young girls in England who photographed fairies... and it's true.
    Hope you have a great weekend and I love your fairy garden.
    Babs

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  12. Hi Sherri,
    I've just found your Fairy Garden on Pinterest and think it's enchanting. I just love all the cute details :-) If I was a fairy I'd live there for sure!
    I also wanted to invite you to enter our Fairy Garden Contest - http://themagiconions.blogspot.com/2012/04/fairy-garden-contest-2012.html
    We've run the contest for the last 4 years and it has been so much fun... pop on over for a peek.
    Blessings and magic,
    Donni

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  13. Love your fairy garden! We are just getting interested in these. Beautiful!

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