Monday, June 16, 2014

Pathway Fairy Garden

I've been working on a new fairy garden. 
 This is the area I've taken over for my new fairy garden.  Last year i had placed this large granite stone at the corner of the pathway to the patio and added a few sedum plants.  This past winter was so harsh that my boxwoods you see on the left were basically ruined so I ended up removing them.


As you can see the little sedum plants have grown a lot.
I have another fairy garden, but it's a little ways out back and with this one I can view from the deck and my kitchen window. 


The inspiration for this garden came from this cottage styled house I found at a garden center.  I've layered in some stones, more plants, mushrooms and accents.


I wanted a little more color so a few pieces I already owned were updated.  That little tiny bird bath actually got visited by a robin the other day.  Too funny to see her sipping water from it!
  

To the left is this partial tree stump I  brought in.  I noticed it on our wood pile out back and liked the texture and movement in the piece.  I got this idea in my head to put the little dining set up on top but knew it was going to fall off easily, especially with wind or when the chipmunks and squirrels visit, so staples were added to keep it from being knocked off.

The stump even has dried mushrooms on it, which I thought was quite perfect
for my fairy garden.
  

In the forefront is a little foot bridge.  I'm still forming ideas for it...


Behind the cottage house are some Irish Moss.  The moss prefers shade so I gave it a home in the back to protect it.  I hope it really takes off and fills in.

 I added a couple of mushrooms and flowers.  I also took come cuttings from the sedum and look forward to seeing it spread.

To the right of the cottage is this arbor where Judia my little garden fairy is working to keep things growing and pretty! We had a rain last night and I jumped out early to take some pictures before it all dried.

 You may have noticed the "rock" wall I added.  I decided to create a border around the fairy garden.  Julia's sister's are here to greet you and take you on a guided tour!

This is one of my favorite things...I half buried this clay pot and planted some Virginia Creeper next to it. 


I'm having fun with it and I hope you enjoyed it too!  I'm going to do somewhat of a duplicate post on my garden Blog "Sit With Me In My Garden"  
You are welcome to visit me and watch my gardens progress through the summer.  It truly is where my "mind" hangs out during the summer!
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Return to Loveliness 
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18 comments:

  1. Liz, this is adorable! Love all of the whimsical details in your fairy garden. I could play with this all day!

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  2. Oh my gosh Liz, I am in LOVE with this fairy garden!!! I haven't seen an awful lot of fairy gardens, but this is my favorite, by far. The amount of detail is amazing. You are really very talented! I love the variety of plants you've chosen -- the rock wall, the partial stump with dried mushrooms, and the tiny table and chairs. You've inspired me to try something like this now. :)

    Thanks for sharing and have a great week.

    Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  3. Liz,
    This is just darling!! I think you have given me the idea to do something like this out in my tiny front flower bed that runs the length of the sidewalk in front of our house. Where did you get those sweet little fairies?
    Thanks for your visit and kind words! I live to the north about 2 hours of where your son lives. I am not far from Scranton, Pa. ( 20minutes south of that). Our area is still considered to be in the Pocono Mountain range even though we are not really considered to be in the Pocono Resort areas. We are also about an hour away from the Pocono Race Track in Long Pond.
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  4. Hi Liz, your fairy garden is just beautiful. The placement of all the special pieces is just perfect. I am so inspired to create one after seeing yours. I've had it on my list for a long time. This year, I see that Hobby Lobby has an aisle dedicated to small treasures for fairy gardens. Maybe they are having a sale now.
    Love yours and thank you for sharing this today.
    Hugs

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  5. This is so cute, Liz. I should try this. I think I know exactly where it needs to be!

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  6. So cute and petite. I love all the tiny details. This would be so fun to do with a little girl.

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  7. Liz-THAT is spectacular. You have so many really sweet little pieces for your garden. It is just magical What fun it is to live in that fairy tale world for a few moments as you look at your cute little creation. GREAT job, Liz! xo Diana

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  8. There is no words to describe about your fairy garden. It looks very beautiful with small dinning set, pots, chairs, Bridge. It looks awesome!

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  9. Liz, We must really think alike. This little fairy garden is exactly what I want to make for the island in my back yard. Your fairy garden is perfect and all of the tiny details are just wonderful! Have a great day.... Candy

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  10. Liz, your fairy garden is so cute. Love the cute little pieces and that table and chairs set is too cute for words. How fun to play around with it.

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  11. Geez, Louise! SO cute!!! You have such great ideas! To go get that tree stump has me...stumped!!! What a great idea that was!!! I never in a billion years would have thought to do that...or any of this! It's stupendous! The rock garden, the table & chair set atop the tree stump, the sedum, the embedded flower pot...all just so cool!!!!!!!!

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  12. Oh my...this is so fun and pretty. You are doing an amazing job. Love it!!

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  13. Liz, what a super gorgeous fairy garden. So pretty! Beautiful details Thank you so much for sharing at Tuesdays at Our Home. Hugs, Maria

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  14. I love your fairy garden. I have just a tiny one at the moment but you inspire me to do more.

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  15. This is so sweet! Love the detail! I will be featuring your post in this week's A Return to Loveliness - I appreciate you!
    Kathy

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  16. Oh my goodness...what a lovely fairy garden!!! I absolutely adore it! Your details are wonderful. Now I feel like I really NEED a fairy garden....:) Thanks for sharing.

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  17. That is absolutely adorable, Liz! I just love it! I am pinning this. It is one of the nicest fairy gardens I've seen and I love all the things you've incorporated into it.

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