Miniature Gardening forum: New to Fairy Gardening

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Name: Susan Johnston
OKC, OK (Zone 7a)
Feb 28, 2016 4:58 PM CST
I want to share this experience with my 5-year old GD, but am not sure how to start. I am thinking a "saucer" style pot to begin with. I am an experienced gardener. We also garden for butterflies.

Are there folks who can suggest plants. I have some Thyme sprouting, but don't know a lot about mini plants.

Also, for figures and knick knacks to establish a home and yard for our fairies, do you shop at Michael's or Hobby Lobby?

Name: Dee Moore
Arroyo Grande, CA (Zone 9a)
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Mar 1, 2016 10:11 PM CST
You can look online for "miniature plants". There are a few sites that will give you some ideas. I guess it really depends on if you are going to keep it inside or out. There are some really nice miniature succulent plants, I use them a lot in my fairy gardens. Not sure what you can grow in zone 7, I don't hard freeze here. As for little goodies any art and craft store will have some finds, there are also online sources. A fun thing to do is make stepping stones, mushrooms, fountains and such with clay. The kind you bake works well and seems to hold up outside for many years. You can also use the glass blobs and beads to make mushrooms and such. Kids like the colorful rocks you can get at the dollar store. My grand-daughter loves putting the little rocks in the miniature wagon and bucket!

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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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Mar 3, 2016 9:52 AM CST
You can probably glean a lot of info by checking out some of the other threads in this forum.
I have found some of the cutest things at good will and such.
As for plants I like creeping or woolly thyme as a ground-cover.
there is a place on the internet called steppables that have a lot of small ground creeping type plants. They sell steppables in out box stores around here.

Good luck with your project and keep us posted on your garden Smiling
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Name: Susan Johnston
OKC, OK (Zone 7a)
Mar 4, 2016 3:27 PM CST
Thanks y'all! You guys are great!

You know, I think I recall seeing "steppables" at the big box stores here, so will keep that in mind.

I will check out the various threads on this topic. I do know that I need to choose plants with similar needs, I.e., water, light, etc. I will have to keep in mind the scale of the garden in relationship to plant material. So, okay so far?

This will be an outdoor garden, so plant hardiness will factor in as well. Since I'm in zone 7, I plan to use material that is hardy at least to zone 6.

Onward and upward....

Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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Jun 28, 2016 2:00 PM CST
Had you had a chance to get started, Susan?
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