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Name: Susan Ridder
Bellevue,Ky (Zone 6b)
Daylilies Sempervivums Annuals Sedums Irises Hostas
Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Kentucky Miniature Gardening Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers hot summers Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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LilySue
Aug 1, 2016 10:51 PM CST
These are some pictures of my small town garden located in Bellevue Ky. I live across the river from Cincinnati Ohio. I don't have much gardening space at all 60'x 90' and that includes my house, deck and shed. I try to do different things every year. Most of my garden decor is recycled,reused or repurposed. I grow daylilys, hosta and many other perennials and annuals for extra color through outthe growing season. I also have a fairy, pixie and gnome garden. I hope you enjoy the pictures and become inspired by what can be done with little gardening space! Fairy, pixie and gnome pics to come soon. Thank You! LilySue



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Name: Susan Ridder
Bellevue,Ky (Zone 6b)
Daylilies Sempervivums Annuals Sedums Irises Hostas
Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Kentucky Miniature Gardening Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers hot summers Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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LilySue
Aug 1, 2016 11:30 PM CST
Sorry not all of my photos uploaded.

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Name: Susan Ridder
Bellevue,Ky (Zone 6b)
Daylilies Sempervivums Annuals Sedums Irises Hostas
Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Kentucky Miniature Gardening Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers hot summers Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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LilySue
Aug 2, 2016 12:16 AM CST
More pics.... D'Oh!
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Name: Sharon Rose
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
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Daylilies Garden Art Irises Region: Texas Clematis Lilies
Amaryllis Bulbs
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Altheabyanothername
Aug 2, 2016 6:40 AM CST
Sue your garden is utterly marvelous! It is so fantastic the way you have put it together! It must be so much fun to walk around the garden, drinking coffee, and checking out what is blooming! Love all the yard art! I enjoy the snazziness of it! Hurray! Many blessings to you for a totally awesome August!
Name: Susan Ridder
Bellevue,Ky (Zone 6b)
Daylilies Sempervivums Annuals Sedums Irises Hostas
Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Kentucky Miniature Gardening Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers hot summers Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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LilySue
Aug 2, 2016 9:11 AM CST
Thank you Altheabyanothername! I grow about 200 different daylilies in my garden. When I finally had the time to take pictures most of them had bloomed. I will post others of the fairy garden as soon as I get time.
Name: Jeanie
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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foraygardengirl
Aug 4, 2016 10:54 AM CST
Sue - absolutely lovely. You have packed a lot into your space, nicely laid out, and well maintained. Your paths and garden art nicely compliment your plant selections. Thank you for sharing!
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Name: Ginny G
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Legalily
Aug 4, 2016 1:14 PM CST
Sue - absolutely beautiful!!! I just ran across this thread and saw your garden and couldn't stop looking! I just started my own fairy garden this year for the granddaughters and would love to see your pictures! Stunning! I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you. Hurray! Hurray! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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South Central Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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Cynthia59P
Aug 6, 2016 1:44 PM CST
LilySue,
What a lovely garden! I really enjoyed looking over your pictures and seeing your combinations of plants. Since all of my daylilies are out in open areas, I was envious of your fence area as a backdrop. The garden art was also a delightful touch. It sure looks like you put much thought and planning into your little garden, and therefore, it creates a big impact! Well done!
Cynthia
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
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beckygardener
Aug 6, 2016 10:49 PM CST
I love your garden areas! How lovely! Great choice of blooming plants (including all the daylilies). And the garden art is wonderful! I can't wait to see your fairy garden photos.

I have been doing all the hardscaping in my yard for the past 6-8 years. I have plants in place, but not as beautiful as yours. And garden art is something I really want to add to my yard. I love what you have done! Such a delightful garden! Thank you for sharing. It's inspiring and puts lots of ideas into my head.

I have made some miniature gardens in containers which are such fun to create. My next project is going to be converting a wheelbarrow into a garden container. I haven't decided if I am going to make it a miniature garden or something else. I am leaning towards a miniature garden. I look forward to seeing your miniature garden. I am sure it will inspire me!
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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
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bluegrassmom
Aug 6, 2016 10:53 PM CST
Very nicely done Hurray! I love your garden!
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Aug 8, 2016 1:10 PM CST
Ohhhh WOW. You are clever. I love your plant choices.Great job.
Name: Susan Ridder
Bellevue,Ky (Zone 6b)
Daylilies Sempervivums Annuals Sedums Irises Hostas
Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Kentucky Miniature Gardening Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers hot summers Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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LilySue
Aug 13, 2016 8:21 PM CST
Thank you all for your kind words. I'm truly amazed of your responses of praise. My garden art is salvage , trash treats picked by my recycling husband. The gazing ball is huge. It was once a lamp base and it sits on an antique chimney that my Mother had received 2 of from a friend of hers. The butterflies are trash treats,thrift store fins and a few from the dollar store. The flowers on the front porch are from trash as well as the sign "GARDEN OF eScapes I made from a twin bed frame. Most people who know me know that nothing is garbage until I say it's garbage.
The size of my yard certainly makes things challenging so garden art is needed to really make it stand out. I will put up other trash treat garden decor again as I can't use everything every year.
I'm going to upload the fairy garden pictures. Then I will work on the gnome and pixie garden. My gardens are at ground level. I'm working to get some in bigger pots next year. I make some of the accessories myself and of course trash finds come in handy too. I hope you enjoy them and are inspired to recycle ,reuse, and repurpose trash. Please feel free to ask any questions. Happy gardening....Sue

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Name: Sharon Rose
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
Grace of the Lord Jesus be with all
Daylilies Garden Art Irises Region: Texas Clematis Lilies
Amaryllis Bulbs
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Altheabyanothername
Aug 13, 2016 8:46 PM CST
Sue-- What an utterly charming fairy garden. I thought at first my favorite was the play area with the slide and teeter totter and swing. But when I saw they had their own fire pit that was so clever, it became my favorite area! That must have been so much fun putting it altogether! Totally magnificent! Can not wait to see more of your creative mind! Excellent job! May you and your family be blessed with peace and joy!
Name: Ginny G
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Legalily
Aug 13, 2016 9:44 PM CST
Sue - best fairy garden I've ever seen! I'm just getting started with mine. Seems I have a way to go Rolling my eyes. Rolling my eyes. Hurray! do you leave it out all year?
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Name: Ginny G
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Legalily
Aug 13, 2016 9:47 PM CST
How much area does the whole fairy garden take up?
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Aug 13, 2016 10:21 PM CST
That is inspiring! It looks exactly how I envisioned a Fairy Garden to look like! Adorable! Lovey dubby Hurray!
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
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Name: Susan Ridder
Bellevue,Ky (Zone 6b)
Daylilies Sempervivums Annuals Sedums Irises Hostas
Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Kentucky Miniature Gardening Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers hot summers Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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LilySue
Aug 13, 2016 11:43 PM CST
Legallily, The fairy garden is about -3 1/2'x2 1/2' not big at all. I do not leave it out all year. I will soon clean and pack it up. Next year I will spray as I do every year, with a clear acrylic to help protect the pieces. As the color has faded on the fairies I will dry brush with acrylic paints to brighten them up a bit.
As I said earlier a lot of stuff is recycled . The roof is a lamp shade that I wired down aluminum sheeting,cut to shape,painted then a terra saucer was added for the top of the roof. I will be adding a chimney as soon as I find something I like. The fire pit was made from a heavy tea light candle holder and a small sink strainer, The fire pit patio was something my husband picked that I glued and covered in small gravel. The vegetable garden was a small retangle piece of galvanized metal that I filled with peat moss mixed with wood glue for the soil. I then made the veggies out of polymer clay. The potting bench was a doll house dresser bought at the Dollar tree. I used small crafts sticks for the picket like fence behind it. Sorry I posted a gnome garden pic in there to soon. The pixie garden will be next. Thank You!
Name: Jeanie
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
Replace your lawn with a garden!
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Daylilies Bee Lover Sedums
Hostas Dog Lover Xeriscape Region: Minnesota Heucheras Butterflies
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foraygardengirl
Aug 14, 2016 7:06 AM CST
Sue, absolutely wonderful!!!
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Old gardeners never die. They are just pruned and repotted.
Name: Ginny G
Iowa (Zone 5a)
Plant Addict!!
Daylilies Miniature Gardening Region: Iowa Dog Lover Bulbs Hostas
Region: United States of America Echinacea Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
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Legalily
Aug 14, 2016 9:07 AM CST
Love your imagination! Good to know on acrylic spray. I don't have the crafting genes you have Crying Rolling on the floor laughing Crying I'm impressed I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Aug 14, 2016 9:46 AM CST
Some great ideas there! I am so interested in what you are building as well as how you design your settings. Where do you get all the fairies at?
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
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