With these I have created another small Fairy Garden in a basket planter that I had. Here is what I had in this basket this summer...
This little guy will hold court in this minature garden.
Not only did I put these minature shrubs into this basket I left the minature hostas that had been there all summer. I added some dwarf mondo grass, chocolate chips ajuga and some Scotish moss to the mix. I think I will be very pleased with it when it all starts growing in.
This also gave me a place to display a few of my favorite rocks. The large one in the middle was given to me many years ago by a friend that brought a piece of Plymouth Rock.
For those of you that have Foliage Fever this time of year please do a post and link to Pam at Digging who hosts this meme each month. Right now she is busy promoting local Nurseries. I am happy to say these plants were all purchased at local nurseries. I should say Local in that they weren't purchased at Big Box Stores. I tend to purchase plants as I travel around. If you want a closer look at the small shrubs you can click to enlarge the photos. I hope you all are enjoying the lovely fall weather. Let us see your fall foliage.
That's going to be delightful as it fills in, Lisa - so much more interesting than summer annuals! I added your link on my blog - sorry to have dropped the ball on hosting Foliage Follow-Up this month. Yep, I got busy promoting local nurseries. Too many irons in the fire!ReplyDelete
What a delightful planter, Lisa! I'm always looking for BIG plants to fill up space here, and avoid the miniatures for fear they'd get swallowed up. But your planter really is a nice contrast to larger plants, and grouping them in a container is the perfect way to show them off.ReplyDelete
Lisa girl this is the sweetest gathering of plants and special rocks with tiny characters : )ReplyDelete
I love them all .. come over to my garden and help me create some of these too ? say next Spring ? I promise we will have cake and tea in the garden and admire it all!LOL
I have Scottish moss too and love the tiny delicate flowers that sprout .. small scenarios are so special .. they make you smile no matter what mood you are in : )
Beautiful planter/plantings with lots of character.ReplyDelete
Those tiny conifers are just perfect for the fairy garden!! Are you going to try bonsai next? :)ReplyDelete
Monica, I have always been attracted to bonsai. I will try it some time.ReplyDelete
Do you remember Emmert's garden, the garden I took you to when you visited? He is doing something similar called Pin Jing. Pin Jing predates Bonsai by 1000 years. It is a garden scene made on a rock or in a pot. Frank (Emmert) does his on rocks. They are fabulous. He sells them but I want to try to make my own. They are probably quite expensive if he does them. They can be left outside all year long too. I am going to do a post about his garden and them soon.
Rose, you could have all the plants, large or small, you could ever dream of in your space.ReplyDelete