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What is a miniature garden without flowers? When I started my fairy garden education, I fell completely in love with the miniature accessories and the garden scenes I could create with them. However, I overlooked the miniature plants as a background, when I really should have seen how much personality and colorful punch they added to every miniature garden. It took some experience to teach me to s...

Published: Monday, March 20, 2017

The best part about owning your home would have to be the personal touches you can to add to it. Ever since my husband and I bought our home, it has been one project after another. It is a wonderful experience, because we are creating something together. On more than one occasion, my husband has been guilty of helping me with my newest miniature garden. When I am wandering through the aisles at my...

Published: Monday, March 20, 2017

A common misconception about gnomes is that they are grumpy, stubborn, and challenging to live with. Every now and then, I will be planning my next miniature garden and I will fall in love with the idea of adding a gnome visitor as part of my fairy garden. These unexpected friendships are a fun addition, especially when you are a new, miniature, fairy gardener. It is a wonderful way to start your ...

Published: Monday, March 20, 2017

Once upon a time, a fairy, fairy long time ago, before the Gnoman Empire, before the Gnomads traveled all over the lands, before the Human Gee-Gnome was discovered, but… a little after Gnomo-sapiens had suddenly got the urge to stand up and walk their walk and talk their talk, there was a tiny undisturbed hamlet in a place hidden away and UnbeGnomest to man.

Published: Sunday, March 19, 2017

It is always exciting to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! The Gnomes have been playing games on the fairies and instead of having green clovers in the miniature garden, a colorful, eye-catching Plum Crazy is growing. Loving sun and heat, this compact plant comes in shades of purple and maroon with clover-like leaves. All year long the fairies can take pleasure in the small, yellow blooms that rise abo...

Published: Friday, March 17, 2017

Something that garden fairies are well known for is telling each other stories. These fairytales stem from real-life adventures and narratives passed down from generation to generation. Every person has childhood stories that remind them of a simpler time—a personal favorite of mine was a story about barnyard dances. I remember my mother reading it to me when I was a child, and she somehow turne...

Published: Sunday, March 05, 2017

Once upon a time, there was a girl named Lauren who spent her entire childhood and most of her adult life collecting ladybug figurines and decorations for her home. These figurines always reminded her of garden accessories – a fun addition to a green space in the yard. It all started when her grandmother gave her a nickname as a child, and because of that, her house is full of ladybugs. This sto...

Published: Sunday, February 26, 2017

When garden fairies think about Valentine’s Day, they also think about chocolate hearts, thoughtful gifts, and romantic evenings. When working on your miniature garden, remember to match the holiday theme you are trying to create. It is a thoughtful gift to present your loved ones with miniature accessories, which dress up their fairy gardens in pink and white to match this time of year. Most pe...

Published: Tuesday, February 14, 2017

When I am planning my newest fairy garden, I start by hunting for unique containers around thrift stores, flea markets, and occasional shops. I start by pulling apart piles of old washbasins, wicker baskets, vintage pottery, and worn-out luggage. I fall in love with broken pieces of salvaged junk, because I see potential to create something unique and beautiful. They inspire me to think of the new...

Published: Saturday, February 11, 2017

I have always found that reconnecting with nature is an easy way to find inspiration for my next fairy garden. When I am feeling particularly listless towards thinking of miniature gardening ideas, I will spend a lazy afternoon wandering around the state park, which is my next-door neighbor. I remember that at its core, fairy gardening involves selecting and maintaining miniature plants with an en...

Published: Sunday, February 05, 2017

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