Sunday, January 27, 2019

Local Happenings: All Inclusive Fairy Garden

Wow, what a wonderful time we had over the weekend at Sunshine Grower's Nursery! Local fairy garden enthusiasts (and some new to the craft) were able to create a unique fairy garden with the bountiful supplies provided by the nursery, including a fairy (which in itself was nearly the value of the entire entry fee!). A few of the supplies and raffle prizes can be seen in the photo below. On top of the supplies the nursery provided, I brought succulent clippings from my yard for everyone to use and my granddaughter brought fun googly-eyed cups for the kids. Everyone who attended was able to win a prize in the raffle.


Guests were allowed to bring their own containers and decor from home to add personality to their creation. The artist of the container garden shown below got creative and decided to save the pot that the fern came in and use it in her scene to fill with water and act as a little watering hole for real wildlife.



Above is another example of an artist who brought decor from home, some of which I recognized as being from Dollar Tree!


This artist created a sweet looking beachy-forest scene. There were so many lovely gardens, I put them into the slideshow below. 




If you're interested in attending a fairy garden class in the future, be sure to call Ken from Sunshine Grower's Nursery (909-797-9210) and let him know how much fun you had and that you're ready to do it again! As of right now, there is no set date for another class but I'm hopeful we can host another at some point this year.


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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

In The Garden - My Fairy Crate, December 2018


This container garden was created primarily using items from My Fairy Crate's December shipment.


These were the items that arrived in my box. A colorful fairy card (I've come to love collecting these), two battery powered street lights that are reminiscent of  A Christmas Carol, matching frosted wreaths as well as candy canes, a beautiful festive fairy, a tall bird house covered in snow and a patch of snow with some curious bunnies.


The fairy is joined by a friendly squirrel. Her pose makes me believe she enjoys the spotlight. In comparison, the candy canes look quite large, but in my hands they seem so tiny and fragile! 


Curiosity won over the desire to stay warm for these two bunnies.


This lovely birdhouse is quite festive with freshly fallen snow, a bowed wreath and what seems to be a perched Cardinal.

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In The Garden - My Fairy Crate, November 2018



The container garden above was created almost entirely by using the decorative items I received in November's My Fairy Crate (excluding the plants and castle).


The matching brick hedges are hefty and can be positioned in a number of ways. The stepping stones have unique detailed designs on them that could be used as a set or as individual pieces. The trail sign opens a few possibilities to new areas of my garden that could be dedicated to a Troll Bridge, Fairy Ring and Unicorn Crossing. The mushroom will have no trouble finding a place in my garden and the butterfly can be placed on any surface (it's not attached to the mushroom). I also love that the rear of the fairy decor is just as detailed as the front, meaning it will look good from any angle (and the wings are so sparkly).


This picture is a bit clearer, showing detail on the brick wall, mushroom and showing off the beautiful face of the fairy and unicorn.


Depending on the surface these stepping stones are placed, they can blend in or really pop. And who knows, maybe in a different setting they can be used for something other than stepping stones. There are many possibilities.


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Monday, January 14, 2019

Meet the Maker - LIVE Fairy Garden Class

If you've been with us for a while, you might remember the few meet-ups we did at Sunshine Grower's Nursery back in 2015 to create themed fairy gardens. Well, they're back!

On Saturday, January 26th at 10am we will burst into the new year with some festive miniature gardens! The $10 entry fee will give you access to a small container, potting mix, bark, moss, plants and one small fairy (however, feel free to bring your own container, fairies and decor as well). On top of all that, My Fairy Folks who reserve their spot in advance will also be able to enjoy a light snack and refreshments. But that's not all! If you see something fairy garden related in the store that catches your eye, take 20% off that day!

We will personally be available until at least 12p when we'll host a raffle for some great prizes. To be entered into the raffle you need to follow these steps:
1. Be on our emailing list. If you'd like to sign up, please email grandmasefg@gmail.com with your first and last name.
2. Register for the class. To do this, you'll need to contact Ken at Sunshine Grower's Nursery via telephone 909-797-9210.
3. Have a friend register. Make sure they tell Ken YOU referred them. If you are able to grab a friend the day of who hasn't registered but is interested, that will work too but RSVP is preferred.

If you've never attended a class before, here are some beginner tips:

  • Come early. I will be in the nursery at 9am to prep and answer any questions and there will be plenty of plants and decor to ogle at and gather ideas before the class begins.
  • Bring items from home. If you already have a container or decor, feel free to bring them! Sometimes it's easier to create a fairy garden with things you already know you have and love.
  • Pocket money. $10 is a great deal for everything included in this class, but you should also take advantage of the 20% off sale only available this day and only for class attendants! As you saw in the video above, they've got some amazing stuff and I only captured a percentage of it. Small plants are also included in this sale.
To recap:

Sunshine Grower's Nursery
34017 Yucaipa Blvd. Yucaipa, CA 92399

$10 entry - Saturday 26th @ 10am-12p 
(fairy garden creation and 20% off sale will continue until 5pm, however myself and the raffle will be gone by then)



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Thursday, January 3, 2019

Local Happenings: Fairy Garden Class Returns!


If you've been with us for a while, you might remember the few meet-ups we did at Sunshine Grower's Nursery back in 2015 to create themed fairy gardens. Well, they're back!

On Saturday, January 26th at 10am we will burst into the new year with some festive miniature gardens! The $10 entry fee will give you access to a small container, potting mix, bark, moss, plants and one small fairy (however, feel free to bring your own container, fairies and decor as well). On top of all that, My Fairy Folks who reserve their spot in advance will also be able to enjoy a light snack and refreshments. But that's not all! If you see something fairy garden related in the store that catches your eye, take 20% off that day!

We will personally be available until at least 12p when we'll host a raffle for some great prizes. To be entered into the raffle you need to follow these steps:
1. Be on our emailing list. If you'd like to sign up, please email grandmasefg@gmail.com with your first and last name.
2. Register for the class. To do this, you'll need to contact Ken at Sunshine Grower's Nursery via telephone 909-797-9210.
3. Have a friend register. Make sure they tell Ken YOU referred them. If you are able to grab a friend the day of who hasn't registered but is interested, that will work too but RSVP is preferred.

If you've never attended a class before, here are some beginner tips:

  • Come early. I will be in the nursery at 9am to prep and answer any questions and there will be plenty of plants and decor to ogle at and gather ideas before the class begins.
  • Bring items from home. If you already have a container or decor, feel free to bring them! Sometimes it's easier to create a fairy garden with things you already know you have and love.
  • Pocket money. $10 is a great deal for everything included in this class, but you should also take advantage of the 20% off sale only available this day and only for class attendants! As you saw in the video above, they've got some amazing stuff and I only captured a percentage of it. Small plants are also included in this sale.
To recap:

Sunshine Grower's Nursery
34017 Yucaipa Blvd. Yucaipa, CA 92399

$10 entry - Saturday 26th @ 10am-12p 
(fairy garden creation and 20% off sale will continue until 5pm, however myself and the raffle will be gone by then)



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Friday, December 21, 2018

Food Garden - A Fast Fix

The idea for this project was found on YouTube and I decided that I wanted to try for myself. I began with a bag of potting mix and used the bag itself as a container.


To begin, I punctured drainage into the bottom side of the bag and then flipped it over to cut a flap in the top (leaving a few inches of plastic on either side) to create a contained garden.


I decided to plant these radish seeds I received from a Seed Bank Box delivery and these interesting looking carrot that caught my eye during a visit to a local nursery.


Once planted, the soil is covered in grass clippings as this has been working well for me in the rest of my garden. Hoping to have an update soon.

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Fall Challenge Submissions Pt 3

The following pictures are the final submissions I received for the Fall challenge, which uses the popular movie Nightmare Before Christmas to incorporate two popular holidays celebrated at the tail end of each year. Thank you, My Fairy Folks.




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