Miniature Gardening forum: Best plants for Mini/ Fairy Gardens

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Name: Linda
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Ibartoo
Nov 12, 2011 11:04 AM CST
Hi, My sister got me started looking at fairy gardens. I just wondered can anyone suggest some really good plants to start with.?
Thanks,
Ibartoo
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Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Nov 21, 2011 2:51 PM CST
I have found small ground covers to look real good and the Stepables web sight has a lot to choose from.
I have not ordered from them some of out local stores carry them.
A lot of sedum are easy and are low. Like dragons blood , angelina, things with creeper in the name.

Looking forward to seeing some of your creations.

Cinda
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Name: AnjL/Annmarie Bailey
Twain Harte, CA (Zone 7a)
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1AnjL
Dec 11, 2011 1:35 PM CST
I dont know how I missed this thread! so sorry!
Here is a link to the mini garden plant database we started some time ago. You can check there for some mini plants that will grow in your area & conditions Smiling
http://cubits.org/AllThingsHobby/db/miniatureplantfiles/
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Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
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Ridesredmule
Dec 22, 2011 3:03 PM CST

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Lookit what I got ! Isn't it cute???
Name: AnjL/Annmarie Bailey
Twain Harte, CA (Zone 7a)
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1AnjL
Dec 23, 2011 2:33 PM CST
Oh wow! its adorable! where did you find that?!
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Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
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Ridesredmule
Dec 23, 2011 4:38 PM CST
I got it in a miniature Christmas swap. Isn't it cute????
Did you get your Sheldon yet?????
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Name: Susan
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gardenersdetective
Dec 23, 2011 6:20 PM CST
Linda here is a link to some of my research on fairy gardens http://gardenersdetective.web.officelive.com/fairygardens.as...

If you want to install a mini garden suitable for fairies, a carpet of moss makes a perfect understory for many styles of gardens. It settles and soothes a scene.

Plants suitable for miniature landscaping perennials, including grasses and ferns shrubs and trees, deciduous or evergreen.

Acorus graminaeus 'Ogon'

Alchemilla faroensis 'Pumila'

Arabis sturii

Armeria juniperifolia

Aruncus aethusifolius

Asplenium ruta-muraria

Asplenium trichomanes

Astilbe chinensis 'Pumila'

Astilbe glabberima 'Saxatilis'

Astilbe japonica 'Terrestris'

Campanula poscharskyana

Carex oshimenes 'Evergold'

Dianthus gratianopolitanus (small varieties)

Geranium cinereum 'Ballerina'

Hosta venusta

Iris cristata

Polygonatum humile

Sagina subulata and Sagina subulata 'Gold'

Sedum acre

Sedum album

Sedum kamtschaticum 'Weihenstephaner Gold'

Sedum kamtschaticum 'Variegatum'

Sedum reflexum

Sempervivum arachnoideum

Sempervivum tectorum

Andromeda polifolia

Arctostaphylos uva-ursii

Buxus microphylla 'Compacta'

Buxus 'Green Velvet''

Buxus 'Green Mountain'

Calluna vulgaris 'Foxi Nana'

Calluna vulgaris 'White Lawn'

Cornus sericea 'Kelseyi'

Cotoneaster horizontalis 'Perpusilla'

Daphne cneorum 'Ruby Glow'

Erica carnea 'Vivellii'

Erica carnea 'December Red'

Erica carnea 'Springwood White'

Euonymus fortunei 'Kewensis'

Juniperus squamata 'Blue Star'

Juniperus sabina 'Blue Forest'

Juniperus procumbens 'Nana'

Juniperus procumbens 'Greenmound'

Picea glauca 'Conica'

Picea glauca 'Echiniformis'

Pinus mugo 'Pumilo'

Rhododendron impeditum

Rhododendron kiusianum

Rhododendron 'Ramapo' and 'Purple Gem'

Thymus serphyllum 'Annie Hall', 'Minus', etc.

Thymus x citriodorus 'Aureus', 'Silver Queen', etc.

Vaccinium angustifolium

Vaccinium vitis-idaea 'Minus'

Rosa 'Red Minimo' (a Micro Mini)

Rosa 'Chasin' Rainbows', 'Absolutely', 'Child's Play'

Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
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Ridesredmule
Dec 23, 2011 6:39 PM CST
Wow!! Girl, you have been busy... Thank you....
Name: AnjL/Annmarie Bailey
Twain Harte, CA (Zone 7a)
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1AnjL
Dec 24, 2011 6:42 PM CST
yep! Sheldon....super cute as he is...arrived in the mail today! So glad charlie traveled with him to keep him company!! Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 Seller of Garden Stuff Butterflies Birds Region: Georgia
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Ridesredmule
Dec 25, 2011 8:18 AM CST
Charley had to protect his tiny Friend. Merry Christmas My Friend.....
Name: AnjL/Annmarie Bailey
Twain Harte, CA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Miniature Gardening Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 2 Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Region: United States of America Region: Pacific Northwest Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Garden Art Hostas Bulbs
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1AnjL
Dec 28, 2011 12:13 AM CST
Charlie is sooo adorable! I forgot to mail your check, will mail it this week.... I promise =)
All Things Hobby
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All the coffee in Columbia will never make me a morning person!
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 Seller of Garden Stuff Butterflies Birds Region: Georgia
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Ridesredmule
Dec 28, 2011 8:22 AM CST
No problem, I'm not worried. Just glad you enjoyed it so much.,

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