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When planning a fairy garden, you might be focused on all of the miniature houses, garden fairies, and miniature plants you want to include in your space. That makes sense, but sometimes a gal needs to consider herself as well! Planting in the miniature garden is significantly less enjoyable if you are uncomfortable, inappropriately dressed, or simply not feeling your best.
What is one of the easiest ways to improve your mood? Stock your garden shed (or supply bin) with the ideal accessories and wardrobe staples for your hobby. The right assortment of items will leave you feeling prepared for hot days, rainy afternoons, and all sorts of adventures and challenges in the miniature garden. Of course, there is no better time to treat yourself to a new accessory than during the Valentine’s Day season, especially if your miniature garden fills you with love for plants, beauty, and all the wonderful things that life has to offer.
Dress for Success
What do you put on when you are getting ready for a day of miniature gardening? When you grab your fairy garden accessories, do you make sure you have your gardener accessories too? To prepare yourself for outdoor miniature gardening, you may want to invest in just a couple of key pieces that can exponentially improve your experience.
A pair of gloves is one way to get started building a gardening wardrobe. While you might usually throw on a couple of rough work gloves found in the garage, it is wise to consider a pair made specifically for gardening. Gardening gloves come in multiple sizes, which ensure that you can discover the right fit for your hands - no more gloves that slip off in the soil or constrict your fingers. Additionally, a bright pair of these gloves will not be mixed up with other kinds of heavy-duty yard chores, leaving you without gloves when you want to be gardening!
A long pair of gloves, sized correctly, will protect your wrists, hands, fingers, and nails from dirt, bugs, and other delights in the miniature garden. You will want to choose gardening gloves that are UPF rated to protect from the sunlight and look for some that are made of soft nylon to allow you to carefully and deftly sort through tiny miniature accessories and delicate miniature plants. A bright and cheery color is just the icing on the cake.
Safety and Comfort
Another critical factor to consider when prepping for miniature gardening time is the protection of your joints, bones, and muscles. If you are spending ample time kneeling over a garden bed or container, knee pads could be an essential investment, not only for the future of your gardening hobby but also for the future of your knees! To save any unnecessary pain, choose pads that are multi-layered, extra-cushioned, and elasticized for mobility. You will not want to be pulling them up and adjusting them during your miniature gardening sessions.
If possible, seek out pads with a neoprene coating that can be wiped off. That way, you will not drag any unwanted dirt or other particles back into the house or gardening shed with you. Remember: knee pads come in lots of bright colors, just like gardening gloves. You can make a fashion statement or blend in with your miniature garden. Some gardeners also like to tie on an apron when they work outdoors or indoors because it keeps their clothing clean and often has many large pockets. Pockets help hold tools, phone, house keys, and even wayward miniature accessories as you move them around. When you have your knee pads, gloves, and apron on, you will be well “suited up” for some gardening time.
To top off your miniature gardening outfit, be sure to add a hat! Sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat are two of the most important accessories you can wear when it comes to working outdoors. Whether you choose a baseball cap, straw hat, or another variety, your miniature gardening outfit will be both practical and stylish, allowing only plants and beauty to flourish in your garden, rather than sunburns.
If you are thoughtful, as you get ready for a day of miniature gardening, your experience will be all the more enjoyable, and you will find that you derive more joy from your hobby than ever before. With just a few accessories to make yourself comfortable, safe, and tidy, you can free your mind up to focus on the most important thing—your miniature garden—without worrying about dirt, UV rays, or other annoyances. So, grab your gloves, hat, and knee pads, and get ready for a relaxing time in your fairy oasis. For Valentine’s Day, show your skin and self some extra love with the miniature gardening accessories you have been eyeing. Happy gardening!
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