Friday, August 7, 2015

M&M Nursery

M&M Nursery
380 N Tustin St.
Orange, CA 92867
(714) 538-8042

Store Hours:
Monday through 
Saturday 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday 9 AM - 4:30 PM

This nursery is unlike any other business I have featured on my blog in the last year. You will notice that M&M Nursery is open 7 days a week and is in Orange (which is quite a drive but hasn't hindered my desire to visit multiple times in the last 3 years). What you may not notice is that unlike thrift and consignment shops where I have to keep my eyes peeled for items that might blend nicely into a fairy garden scene, this nursery specializes in fairy gardens. Yes! When I visit M&M Nursery I am bombarded by inspiration and battle the urge to fill my car with every item they sell! If you plan to visit this business I will give you a word of advice: set a budget in your mind BEFORE you walk in their doors (you and your checkbook will thank me later).
Pictured above are some miniature plants including the pomegranate tree (second to the left) that actually has fruit on it, and a creative gazebo (close up pictured below).

They do not discriminate against non-fairy gardeners as there is a section that resembles the familiar nursery, but the majority of this business caters to fairy lovers like myself. Fairies, housing, furniture, yard decor, gravel and even miniature plants (like the miniature pomegranate tree in the photo above); absolutely everything a person needs to begin a miniature fairy garden. When I shop here, I am looking for items that I can't seem to find anywhere else and at the top of that list are the miniature plants. There are over 50 different fairy gardens on display to help inspire anyone interested in the art, from novice to experienced.

About 3 years ago, still new to fairy gardening, I picked up a guide book on the subject which quickly became my favorite; Fairy Gardening – Creating Your Own Magical Miniature Garden. In the reference section was a list of many specialized stores and nurseries, spread throughout the country, and the closest business was M&M Nursery. And that, my Fairy Folks, is how I came to find and fall in love with this place. To my surprise, I learned that the co-author is actually an employee at the nursery! And, as usual, if you ever have a question about fairy gardening or gardening in general, all of the employees are very helpful.

As it is hard to stay away from this lovely business, I will be returning at the end of August to purchase a new addition to my fairy garden. What will it be? Be sure to subscribe to my blog and come back to find out. 


1 comment:

  1. Beautiful nursery. I use to live in Orange, California. I'm trying to picture just where it's at but after many years I have forgotten many of the streets.