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Blog Posts by Lauren Kyes
 

Lauren Kyes is a contributing author for the Florence Blum Miniature-Gardening Blog Articles.

Below is a list of blog posts with the most recent ones listed first.

The sun is shining, and the weather is starting to warm up. It is the ideal time to get out into your yard and take inventory of what you need to get ready for spring! I know my list includes moving my large flowerpots outdoors, pulling weeds, preparing my vegetable garden, and diving into the miniature fairy gardens I have not been able to keep outside during this harsh winter we just got through...

Published: Thursday, May 24, 2018

I have such great memories of camping in Wisconsin with my family. It always involved too many people cramped inside a camper, a bonfire, grilled food, and delicious Wisconsin beers. I was excited when I realized we were getting to the time of year, for people who live in the Midwest, to begin appreciating outdoor adventures, and that spring also meant miniature fairy gardening has already started...

Published: Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Today we are going to confront a hard truth - not everyone who loves miniature gardening has a green thumb. I know that gardening was a skill I had to learn and not something that came naturally to me as it does to some people. I had to give myself permission to kill a few miniature plants while eventually, I learned how to keep the plants alive. I never allowed myself to get discouraged. Being po...

Published: Monday, May 07, 2018

One of the best parts surrounding the world of fairies and the scenes within miniature gardens is the fact that sprites themselves have been present throughout history. Their tales have been told long before they were written down in storybooks. Therefore, if you want a fairy garden replicating the old Wild West, or Europe during the 1900's, these times will fit within the miniature gardening genr...

Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

It is easy to overlook the importance of structure or framework in your fairy garden when there are so many fun garden accessories and miniature plants that you can add to the design. It is essential that you control the space, especially in a tiny garden where fences create the much-needed boundaries. They give permanence and form a backdrop to the vignette you built in your fairy garden landscap...

Published: Sunday, April 22, 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

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

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

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