Garden Art forum: Fairy gardens!!

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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
May 19, 2016 4:09 AM CST
Hello, I have 2 great nieces and I would love to make them a fairy graden. If you have pics of yours and some advice, please post.

Thank you,
Teresa
Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
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freedombel
May 19, 2016 4:17 PM CST
It was such fun! Just did it about a month ago.
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
May 19, 2016 5:04 PM CST

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Name: katie
Mulege, Mexico (Baja CAliforni (Zone 11a)
katiebear
May 22, 2016 8:16 AM CST
This seems to be a great project to do with children. I just noticed my dental Soft Pics would make a great picket fence for a fairy garden. Fairy gardens are a good way to help children use their imaginations and think about repurposing and upcycling.

My suggestion would be to collect a lot of small items. If you have a little money give each child a small budget for Goodwill or the Dollar store. No money? Make some twig furniture.

Collect a lot of stuff to work with and you can just sit back and enjoy watching. Or have a three-way competition where everybody wins.

Several years ago a member was making a fairy garden with a little girl and people sent little items from all over the country. It was a lot of fun to watch and a learning experience for the little girl.

katie
Name: Diane
Atlanta, GA
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GardenOfWhimsy
May 30, 2016 3:31 PM CST
I've seen the fairy gardens but I don't think I'm patient enough to create them. I think they're precious. I did create some fairy tea set totems instead though!


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Name: Garden Gnome
Central NJ (Zone 7a)
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GardenNome
Jun 10, 2016 5:21 PM CST
I guess this is more of a pixie garden.
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The idea is to make a home of sorts from the log and move the current (unfinished) home to a smaller rock to the right and make a bit of a town setting.
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Further up on the tree, this tree man watches :)

A close of the gnome/pixie/frog home. Given the sizes of the "toys" I guess this will have to be a frog home of sorts.

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and the satellite dish antenna turned bird bath/watering hole

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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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Jun 11, 2016 10:02 AM CST

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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Jun 12, 2016 2:08 AM CST
Hey, I think we have a old dish in the storage bldg. Lightbulb moment lol. I love to upcycle. Thks!

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