Check out the lighted lamp post – cuteness! It was a fun project to build for the Plow & Hearth, North Wales store in PA. Variegated boxwood on the right, that lime-green tree that is in front or the house is a wee Wilma Cypress, or Lemon Cypress. That ivy in the front isn’t really in scale with the rest of the garden, but made a nice accent to trail down the front of the planter so it wouldn’t look so stark. Miniature Gardening for the Fairies with Plow & Hearth
While in Philadelphia last week, I just had to give our friends from Plow & Hearth a call to see what is new and fresh this season for their miniature fairy gardening. I got more than I bargained for – I was asked to create another fairy garden for their North Wales store. So, not only did I have the chance to get up close and personal with the new items, I stayed and played for awhile and met a few fellow miniature gardeners too! Here is what happened.
The raised planter was really fun to work with. There was enough room for two different vignettes. I designed it by placing the houses in first, then figured out where to put the trees and plants.
The smaller houses now have smaller furniture to match. The teapot and cups are glued onto the table so you don’t have to fuss with them – or lose them. Dwarf Mondo Grass is on the left, Baby Tears to the right of it.
I used our Mini Patio Mix Kit for the foundation for the house – and it was big enough for a front porch area too. Place the furniture as you would in you full-sized world and don’t block the door – the fairies won’t be able to go in and out. ;o)
Plow & Hearth have pretty new sets for the spring. The whole line is interchangeable and everything seems to match with any house or furniture set.
That red tree is a Coprosma ‘Pina Colada.’ It’s placed in a cache-pot that I buried right into the soil to make it look like it’s a big planter for the middle of the plaza. The tree may complain about being indoors eventually, but since its in the cache-pot, I can be replaced very easily. (Some spend $10 for a bouquet of flowers that last a week, why not spend the same on a temporary plant that can last for a couple of weeks or months?)
Fairy crossing! The new fairy furniture sets are very sweet .
Placed in a brightly lit spot, this garden should happily grow and weave together.
Find the planter here on Plow & Hearth’s online store.
Find their fairy garden houses and furniture here.
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