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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Jan 15, 2014 4:16 PM CST
Here's some pics I just took of this garden on front porch. Some losses from 2 really cold nights, about 48 hours below freezing total. I'm thrilled anything is still alive, and it looks like more stuff is fine than not. (The plant hanger things are stuck in there to keep the sheet above the plants, most of them anyway.)
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Bonus pic of MINI critter (toad I think):
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Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
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DavidofDeLand
Jan 16, 2014 4:28 AM CST
What a nice collection of plants! Even the damaged ones look plenty good enough to come back well. Love the Dino's! Thumbs up I tip my hat to you.
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Jan 17, 2014 9:26 AM CST
TY! Glad to hear that. Luckily, most of those that look dead are plants I have other copies of elsewhere. Probably no hope for the little Iresine and the little Schefflera (formerly a Dizygotheca.) They're not sux, though!

I guess whatever's left this spring can be considered permanent (in this particular setting.) Mid-teens 2 nights in a row is worst-case scenario for here, and almost 20 degrees below an average low for Jan, coldest month. And 48 straight hours below freezing was shockingly rare. Not that these plants could take a whole winter of such temps, but when DRY, should be able to handle short periods of it.

DH made me a present, I guess in response to all of my 'whining' about how it's too windy and 'dangerous' to put the cool stuff outside with the plants. It has a lucite lid that can be put on in times of foul weather, and at night to keep critters out.

Not ready for planting yet, and needs some holes in the bottom, but I love it already!
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Name: David Paul
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DavidofDeLand
Jan 17, 2014 9:41 AM CST
Very nice and well made to boot! Thumbs up I tip my hat to you. Smiling
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Feb 23, 2014 12:07 PM CST

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This is one of two pairs of troughs flanking a walk at the Smith College Botanic Garden. I must have spent half an hour hovering around these taking pictures of all the little gems. If I'd been able to pair the labels with the correct plant I probably would have spent more time.
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Name: David Paul
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DavidofDeLand
Feb 23, 2014 5:29 PM CST
What great inspiration! Smiling
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Feb 24, 2014 10:41 AM CST
Those are beautiful!
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cncgirl00
May 25, 2014 6:53 AM CST
I'm new to fairy gardens. I'm working on my first one and I'm having a lot of fun creating it. I took a birdhouse from Walmart and covered the roof in pinecone petals and the sides are covered in tiny twigs. The little window is made from painted match sticks. And I painted the little curtains on the birdhouse before I glued the match sticks on. I only have 2 plants in the garden right now, a variety hens and chicks succulents I saved from my in-laws trash and a John Creech sedum. My 5 yr. old daughter and I are having fun looking for minis to include. She had added a tiny Tinkerbell figure and the chameleon from the movie Tangled. Here are a few pictures.
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Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
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DavidofDeLand
May 25, 2014 7:12 AM CST
How cool is that?

A LOT!

LOVE that container too! Thumbs up I tip my hat to you.

cncgirl00
May 25, 2014 7:36 AM CST
Thank you. Does anyone know how to divide the John Creech sedum? I know it will outgrow this container and will need to thin it out.
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Name: Cinda
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gardengus
May 25, 2014 5:24 PM CST
Nice garden Smiling

sedum is a very forgiving plant , I would just give it a trim back and then pot the trimmings , a little water and it will take root then you have another pant. Thumbs up
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cncgirl00
May 26, 2014 5:20 AM CST
Good to know. Thanks.
Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Jan 8, 2015 1:59 PM CST
David, your miniature gardens are wonderful. I decided to post a few of my pictures of a few fairy gardens that I have made. Thanks to yours, I have plans for others.

This was taken on 6/25/2014. The tree stump I retrieved from a friend's fire pit in their yard. I am sure they didn't miss it.
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This is the very first Fairy Garden that I made.
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I bought this wheelbarrow at a yard sale on the last day of the sale when everything was half price and got it for $10. It then became a Fairy Garden. Now the plants have really outgrown it so in the spring I will need to do a little replanting.
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This a bird cage that I converted into a Fairy Garden.
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Yard decor, repurposing, and flowers,
Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
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DavidofDeLand
Jan 8, 2015 3:17 PM CST
I love your creations Jeanne.

They are uninhibited and lots of thought has gone into great placement of all your objects. I tip my hat to you. They are all well done and picture number 3 is fascinating. Every section is interesting and fun in them all.

Thank You for sharing, and I can see 2015 is going to be a big miniature garden year for you, me and others. Smiling
Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Jan 9, 2015 7:45 AM CST
Thanks David. I look forward to posting new photos and viewing those from others.
Yard decor, repurposing, and flowers,
Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
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DavidofDeLand
Jan 19, 2015 3:37 PM CST
When I was out having to make many stage sets to showcase how some of my pots might look planted, I had to do something with the plants I used and decided to do a quick miniature garden in an old stoneware baking dish I had laying around. I had already drilled drainholes in it.

I had to go to Lowes to get a couple of pretty fresh Alyssums to play with but all the other tinies are from home. Sedum tips just set into the soil will stay looking the same and then grow; which I love that aspect from them. I also posted one of these pics in containers, but not these two.
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Go looking for mosses around your yard, a neighbors or in the woods! Smiling

Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Jan 19, 2015 3:39 PM CST
David - Where do you get the little props for your miniature garden dishes?
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Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
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DavidofDeLand
Jan 19, 2015 4:06 PM CST
I made the little bench from my pot material (hypertufa) but the little gnomes are in the garden area at Walmart in a box of many styles for 1.97!
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Jan 19, 2015 4:08 PM CST
Whoa! gnomes for less than $2.00!!!! Cool!

Where did you get your Elvis and Marilyn Monroe figurines? Those are so neat (for all us old-timers who were fans of these two stars)!
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
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Name: Audrey
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Esperanza
Jan 19, 2015 8:06 PM CST
Here are some of my mini's I have done lately. The first one is a hobbit house I sold already. The second is a hobbit castle I made for my garden. I think something has already taken up residence in the castle. The cats and chickens have taken great interest in whatever is in there. Hilarious! Maybe a mote for the next one.
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Here are some horses frolicking in the moss below an unknown orchid



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