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One of my favorite things about the world of miniature gardens is that everyone in the fairy garden community has a different story. Some people pick up gardening as a hobby and then fall into miniature accessories by chance. Others are inspired by miniature gardens they see online or in their neighborhoods. Some learn from their parents, grandparents, or friends. Me? I tripped into the community ...

Published: Friday, April 20, 2018

As I began planning a miniature garden, I decided to add garden accessories that were particularly special to me. Some of my favorite additions to fairy gardens include lakes, rivers, or ponds, since I grew up boating and swimming throughout my entire childhood. I am excited about the upcoming summer, as my baby daughter will get her first opportunity to splash in lakes and ride in fishing boats. ...

Published: Thursday, April 19, 2018

As a kid, I grew up watching Westerns because of how much my father loved them. I remember evenings spent sitting on the living room floor with John Wayne or Clint Eastwood movies playing in the background, usually while I was reading a book or doing arts and crafts. I always loved the one-liners, the outfits, and the classic beautiful women who could also kick butt. My attitude may have seemed di...

Published: Friday, April 06, 2018

Some of my most favorite miniature accessories are the items that glow in the dark. I think it is because these tiny figurines remind me of the magic in starlight. There is something special about an artist, who imagines a gentle glow of fairy wings in the evening darkness of the fairy garden. When you have a passion for miniature gardening, you seriously appreciate artists who share their creativ...

Published: Tuesday, April 03, 2018

These first weeks of early spring are always my favorite time to get back into the woods. The snow has melted, the streams are babbling again, and little bits of green are popping up everywhere. The smell of springtime brings a pleasurable sensation. I cannot wait to translate that feeling into planning my miniature garden, especially if I can utilize some adorable garden accessories. The anima...

Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2018

In every avenue of crafting, there are classic supplies and techniques. For example, basic resources used in scrapbooking are cardstock, a quality pair of scissors, a plethora of stickers, and a can-do attitude. When it comes to miniature gardening supplies, a recent poll of mini landscapers revealed the five most popular tools that add extra details and a little punch of whimsy to fairy gardens. ...

Published: Monday, March 19, 2018

Have you ever considered how exhausting the life of a fairy could be? All of that flying around, all day, every day, can really tire you out. From the most delicate to the strongest wings in the garden, fairies still get sleepy, and when they are ready to relax, you have to have the right miniature accessories to accommodate their wishes. Nothing takes a fairy garden from “sturdy and cold” to ...

Published: Friday, March 16, 2018

In our home, my husband is lovingly nicknamed “Benny the Bunny” and our little seven-month-old daughter is “Little Bunny”—a nickname picked due to their sweet and likable natures. When I started to plan my next miniature garden, I wanted something that would be a caring gift to my husband and pay homage to our little baby daughter. With the upcoming Easter holiday, creating a fairy garde...

Published: Saturday, March 10, 2018

As long as I can remember, I have had a fascination with creating unique and beautiful crafts. However, I did not have an opportunity to delve into miniature gardening until I was in my twenties. Having gone to college in downtown Minneapolis, I was constantly surrounded by concrete, metal, and glass. These industrial structures are beautiful in their unique way, but I always remember my roommate,...

Published: Tuesday, March 06, 2018

A bayou is defined as a sluggish, marshy stream connected with a river, lake, or gulf, the longest of which is Bayou Bartholomew, which flows 375 miles through Arkansas and Louisiana to the gulf coast. It is the bayou most famously associated with the Cajun culture. Due to popular culture, we perceive the Louisiana bayou as a place shrouded in magic and mystery, making it the inspiration for my ne...

Published: Monday, March 05, 2018

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