Saturday, February 22, 2014

~FAIRY GARDENS...a tiny place to hide..and reflect..

Sometimes you want to talk about something..but it's not possible.  I think I will just show you my Fairy garden and what it's doing at this time of year.
Such a sweet, tiny and simple place to garden and create.  I've made mine so that I can move them into shade in Southern California's blistering summers..I just roll them onto the patio where they add color and interest. 
I'm hooked.  It's really fun.  I am going to look for some very tiny miniature roses this year.
 All I had to do this year was cut back the dead button mum's and make way for the new growth..and here they came again.  I've added some of the tiny things back that I removed until I could cut away the dead growth and make way for the new..but I haven't really done anything to the little garden yet.  It needs tweaking but so far I've only pulled up a chair and snipped and trimmed.  Soon the plants will be higher than the house.  Lots to do yet...say...where's my tiny birdhouse??  It's so easy to lose things in the growth...

I put the little wheelbarrow back..added the tiny garden tools..replaced the stepping stones..

A tiny johnny jump up looks so big in this little garden..  Little stepping stones lead under the arbor to the front door of the cottage.  The inside has a mossy floor..

The little creeping fig is growing naturally over the arbor.  It's fun to keep it trimmed.  I have more snipping to do as you can see.  The miniature ground cover is doing beautifully and drapes gracefully over the sides of the wheelbarrow.  I feed it miracle grow from time to time.  

You can just catch a bit of the little Fairy kneeling there under the leaves.  As you can see, I am clearing a path for the stones..and for the little benches..

I do my gardens with a lot less miniatures  and pretty much stick to fewer items and more natural things like stones, potted miniature plants.  Mine are not quite so structured.  
This is the next little miniature garden I have to work on.  I need a Fairy house for this one.  I have a beautiful one with shutters that open and close etc..but...I fear water and outdoor elements will ruin it..but..I may give in and use it.
So...are any of you going to try a little Fairy garden this year?  :)  If you have one, how is it doing?  It would be easy to wheel them under shelter from the cold.  Right?  Yikes, I hope so.  I know nothing about really cold weather.  
They really are fun..and so versatile.  

I am sorry I haven't been blogging lately.  It's been a difficult month..and today is a day I need to keep busy..and think of my friends out there and thank God for all of you and my family.  I'm blessed. 
My love to you,
Mona

53 comments:

  1. Sending prayers for peace and blessings your way. Take care, dear Mona.

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  2. Mona- I am so sorry- I am saying a prayer for your peace of mind and serenity. There are some really hard times in life that are hard to get through.

    I need to redo our fairy garden this year-last years is kaput! xo Diana

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  3. I am going to try a fairy garden but I'm sure it won't survive winter here..that's OK, I'll enjoy it for as long as possible..and blog about it! I'm sending a hug today to you. Take care Mona. Your gardens are magical.

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  4. Dear Mona, I'm sorry your sad now and I will certainly be praying for you. You're little fairy garden is so darling. Sending you a big hug!
    Blessings,
    Shelia ;)

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  5. I was thinking about you today and that I need to see where in the heck you have been:) I LOVE your sweet little fairy gardens! I bet you don't have to worry much about cold weather out there:) BIG HUGS from clear across the Country, from my my heart to yours!

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  6. Dear Mona, You have some of the sweetest miniatures in your fairy garden....I love the birdhouse. I had a small fairy garden in a big white enamel bowl last year...it did pretty well...but I didn't give it the attention that it needed (shame on me..lol) I am really going to try to do better this year! Big hugs to you during this difficult time....Penny

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  7. so sorry it has been a rough month. I do know what you mean. Sending (((((HUGS)))) to you and hope for brighter days to come.
    I have been thing about fairy gardens all week. I looked at Barnes and Noble for a magazine on fairy gardens but couldn't find any. Later I found the cutest little fairies. I did a couple last year and loved them. I had a hard time putting my fairy house out in the elements. My son's new neighbor is quite the gardener. Her front yard is full of houses. Can't wait til she starts planting them again this year.....so I can take pictures.

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  8. Hi Mona, I adore your fairy gardens. It would be great fun to make one of these...I might just give it a try this year!
    May God richly bless you.
    Mildred

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  9. Your beautiful fairy gardens have me dreaming of spring. Nothing is even starting to green up here, though this week the robins have returned. Spring can't be too far away.

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  10. So sorry that you are sad.Live can be so hard sometimes.. Take care my friend...
    Hugs...Balisha

    Please note my new address posted on my blog.

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  11. Dear Mona - Thinking of you today. Hugs - Rhonda

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  12. Mona...you do have one of the cutest fairy garden I have seen. I like that you have so much greenery and so many flowers and plants...that makes sense and it's beautiful! I think it must be so much fun to do...I have such an infinity to things that are small. One of my favorite books growing us was,
    The Little's

    Just love you, but you know that.:)

    XO,
    Jane

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  13. Mona,
    I have never made a fairy garden but I think you are inspiring me. I guess I will begin with trying to find a container for the garden. Do you always use a wheelbarrow for your gardens?

    Lovely post Mona . . . I thought of you off and on all day.
    Love and hugs,
    Lynne

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  14. I have never had a fairy garden, but looking at yours has made me want to try one this year. Do you think fairies like herbs?

    Thinking of you today, dear Mona, and sending hugs and prayers your way.

    Kathy@lookingatlifethroughmybifocals

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  15. Hi Mona, some times in the year are harder than others. Keep busy and remember you have a whole new family in blog land that loves you.
    I adore your fairy gardens.
    Big HUgs Kay

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  16. Dear Mona ~ May you feel God's love and peace flowing through and surrounding you.

    Your little fairy gardens are adorable. Gardening is always does me good, working among colors, scents, feeling the foliage, the dirt, hearing birds singing, being among butterflies and bees. God's beautiful creation.

    Have a lovely Sunday and a good week.

    Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

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  17. great idea and they are really pretty, my favorite tiny item is the trellis.. so pretty. the wheel barrow is super for moving it around and looks great. a good way to recycle old wheel barrows.

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  18. I am sorry to find you at a rough patch. When they happen, it is good to take the time needed to regroup. Blessings and comfort to you.

    The Fairy Garden is delightful and the use of a wheelbarrow to move it around is giving me ideas. What a fun project this could be.

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  19. Another great Blog, how do you do such a nice job? You are a very special lady and remember, our good Lord doesn,t put on us things we can't handle, sure is hard to remember this but we will survive, right?
    You have a lovely day,
    Barbara

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  22. hi mona! i'm so sorry you are sad. i hope you find some happiness soon. working on your fairy gardens should cheer you up. they are just the cutest! i can hardly think of all the work i have to do to get my place in shape for spring. we are in for a week of arctic weather so i won't think about it until after this week! haha!

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  23. Oh I am so happy, to see a post here!!!!! You posted that it is a hard time of year, and I've been worried about you.

    But happily, you have made the effort to bring yourself out of the sadness... Putting your attention to your precious little Fairy Cottage and Garden...

    And remembering all the family, friends and love, which you are surrounded with, each day.

    Gentle hugs...

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  24. Time to think about fairies.... perhaps their magic will take away some of your pain. xox

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  25. Beautiful. I feel that love is the main ingredient here.

    Have a blessed day.

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  26. Mona, I adore your fairy gardens. I like the idea of moving them around, so clever!!. Take care and know you are thought of today. xoxo,Susie

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  27. A fairy garden is definitely on my list this year!!

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  28. A fairy garden is definitely on my list this year!!

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  29. Hi Mona...I had missed you but I understand. This too will pass! Your fairy gardens are so sweet. Mums will take over your little garden. One thing about them is they are dependable! You have such pretty gardens I guess somebody spends a lot of time in them. I am glad you cant see my yard at the moment since there is still much brown and mud!The minature daffodils are peeking up tho...and spring will hopefully soon be here!

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  30. Hope you are feeling better...cute faerie garden, Mona.

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  31. Mona, I love some of your ideas and will be copying (hope you don't mind)...I haven't talked about it on purpose...not until Spring...:)JP

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  32. If I could find a wheel barrel at a cheap price I would love to do one.

    I am sorry you are going thru a hard time right now. God and peace be with you.

    And hugs from me.
    sandie

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  33. Sending you a big hug and want you to know you have been and will continue to be in my prayers every night. Your fairy garden is adorable. I believe I need to make one for myself. Have a blessed evening. Madeline

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  34. It's so good to see your post, Mona, I've been wondering how you were. I'm sorry that you are having a rough time right now. I pray that everything will be okay for you soon!
    I love your fairy garden! It's got me wanting to try one this year and I like the idea of putting it in a wheelbarrow so it can be moved to a cooler location during the blistering heat we often get in the summer.
    Take care and have a good week!

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  35. Hoping you feel better soon.
    Your garden is lovely. I like it is portable. Creative.

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  36. I know of no one that has a fairy garden like yours Mona - I am amazed to see it growing so well and continuing to grow. I am afraid one wouldn't do well in my climate. Probably look great with summer growth, but whatever would I do with it in winter - I don't think the fairies would like the snowbanks. Gee, even though I have an Elfen Cottage thats bustling in spring, summer and late fall, those little buggers pack up and leave for the winter - I think they hang oot around a place called Riverside - we always know when they are back for the summer, cause someone has swept out their cottage and I noticed someone fixed the swing by their house just before they vacated for the winter. he,he How the heck is Mirror Guy - we saw a big flash yesterday afternoon....right over the top of the house - was that PH? Hope you are feeling a little better today. lol

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  37. Such a sweet, sweet fairy garden! I've always wanted to have a little fairy house on my deck. :) You inspire me to get one for this Spring. Hope you are hanging in there. Lots of hugs!

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  38. I love small gardens like yours. They are much easier to care for and rearrange.

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  39. Hi Mona! Oh, I'm so glad you popped over to see me and I love your suggestion of hiding those stupid cords with a plant! Now why didn't I think of that? :) Hope you're doing well and you're always a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  40. Dear Mona, sorry to read that you have been feeling down, but then there are times when sad feelings just seem to overtake us. I don't know if it is best to stop and reflect or to keep going. Seems we all have to find what works best for us. The fairy garden is a beautiful retreat for yiu in so many ways. No, I have never tried one myself and most likely will not.a
    Wishing yiu better days, my friend.

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  41. How beautiful!!! I really like the wheel barrel garden:).

    Blessings,

    Kim

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  42. So sorry Mona. Some days are just so much harder than others.Prayers for you.
    I just love your Fairy gardens and you are so right in that they are so much fun. Mine is sleeping and put up for the winter but I hope spring will come soon so I can get all the little things back out.
    Thinking of you.

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  43. I love the idea of a fairy garden, and you've inspired me to think about doing one this year. Blessings to you.

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  44. Hi Mona! I'm so glad you popped in! Oh, you shouldn't seen the other side of my den! :)
    Hope you have a great weekend.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  45. Dear Mona - what a joy it always is to visit your precious blog and to share your beautiful garden and home with you. It definitely counts as one of the highlights of my day whenever I am able to do so.
    With lots of love, Desiree xx

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  46. So nice tio finally see how the little house actually looks :-) The garden tends to be a bit towards the wild side :-) :-)

    It's really nice and I like how You have thought about those details!

    For some reason my blog updater doesn't update blog some times so I've missed a lot I see, I was wondering if You had become a bit lazy :-) :-) :-)

    Have a great day!
    Christer.

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  47. Desiree...You don't know how pleased I was to see you here today..and absolutely delighted with you beautiful card. Thank you..for always being there. I miss your blog. Thank you for keeping in touch with me always. :)

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