Tuesday, August 20, 2013

BusyGarden Fairies

Right before it got hot this week. I got a wild hair to make another fairy garden. This one I placed right where there was an existing fairy garden. Why didn't I just leave it alone?? It was so low you couldn't hardly see the minature plants that were growing amongst the other plants. 
This one I hoisted onto a brick plinth I stacked.  The neighbor's bricks left over from one of their projects have been quite handy for me to use here. They were glad to get them out of their garden. I was happy to use them.
Now you can get up close to see just what is going on in this little fairy world. 
The little cottage has a cobblestone walk up to it. There is Dwarf Golden Sweet Flag growing by the cottage. 
An equestrian fairy rides by a dwarf evergreen that I bought without a tag. To the right is a Filipendula hybrid 'Kakome', some Irish moss in the foreground. 
Of course the fairy is probably trying to keep the chicks rounded up in one area near the 'Cameo' minature hosta. 
She should probably be a little more concerned about the row of elephants about to tramp through the 'Cheatin Heart' mini hosta. As fairies would have it I guess all would be welcome. 


18 comments:

  1. You sure know how to make gardening fun. Enjoy.

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  2. You know, those fairies are wild things. I've seen their gardens deep in the forest. But I guess you could have contained, city fairies! ... especially in such a special garden as you have created.

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  3. So sweet! Brings the child out in me!

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  4. You are obviously delighted to have the fairy garden up high where you can see it, and the little people must be happy to have such care taken with their place. A good thing for all!

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  5. I'll bet that elephant dung will make those hostas huge!

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  6. Oh, Lisa! This is outstanding!!! I love your Unicorn? (I forgot to see if it had a horn) riding fairy!!! The whole thing is just perfect! Glad you could raise it up like that. The red brick is so pretty! Great garden! Enjoy!

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  7. What fun Lisa, I love miniature plants and a great idea to raise the dish up so you can see it. It makes a great feature :-)

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  8. What a great idea! Your fairy gardens were a neat little discovery walking around your garden, but now everyone is sure to notice this one immediately. I just hope those fairies can keep the herd of elephants from trampling their garden:)

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  9. It's adorable and I love the use of the bricks for a pillar. Too cute!

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  10. Very cute! Maybe if I add a fairy garden I can get some real ones to show up and pull some weeds. :o)

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  11. Adorable! I hope some sweet little girls get a chance to visit. You've created a magical world.

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  12. I really like the idea of elevating a fairy garden. It makes everything so much easier to see. I hope you get rain soon Lisa.~~Dee

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  13. Enjoyed pictures of your minature container gardens. Inspiring!

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  14. What a beautiful little garden! Putting it up on bricks was the perfect thing to do. Now everyone can get a close look.

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