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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Fairy Garden Class - Budget Friendly Inspiration


I've said it before and I'll say it again - succulents are an amazing plant. They thrive where other plants cannot, they require little attention, the variety of color, shape and size is amazing and if you need to fill out a new container garden when you're inspired by one item, it's very easy to take clippings from multiple succulents.

This delicate looking fairy was gifted to me by one of My Fairy Folks. During a trip to Home Depot I noticed this flowering succulent that reminded me of her pink and white dress. I purchased it for $2.49 and came home to get started on my newest container garden.


I always have containers, small rocks and potting mix at my house which means I didn't have to buy these supplies. I decided which succulents from my yard I wanted to use for the scene and clipped what I would use, allowing a few days for their clip site to scab over before planting. 


The bold green succulent makes Zinnia stand out while the pink-tipped succulents allow her to still blend in.


I really love that this fairy can be removed from her flower seat and be repositioned elsewhere.



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Welcome to Flintshire

This area of my yard is where I began my venture into Fairy Gardening six years ago (view my humble beginning). Surprisingly, it has never been named in the way many sections of my yard have. I began giving areas of my yard names after my focus had moved from this initial corner. Fairies have basically taken over most of my yard so now I return to this initial area and have decided to spruce it up and name it. True to it's origin, the two pieces of the bright red BBQ that started it all is still a prominent piece in this area which has been named Flintshire.


Flintshire, like most of my garden, is quickly occupied by fairies ready to settle in and play. This is contained in one portion of the BBQ.

You'll notice the snow and holiday decor around this home. These items were gifted to me by my son for Christmas so I put them in the garden January. The fairies were not upset to celebrate the holidays a little longer.

This cozy home is also a gift from my son and is located in the other half of the BBQ. 

A few accent pieces here - the bridge, bonfire and two chairs - were also part of the gift set.

California is notorious for it's warm weather but there are times (especially this time of year) when gathering around a bonfire is especially cozy.

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