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There is something about a teeny tiny miniature world that grabs my imagination and runs away with it. I read the books from “The Borrowers” series by Mary Norton when I was a girl. I was an avid reader with a very vivid imagination. And setting up tiny gardens and working on miniature backyard bungalows sucks me in for hours.
Forget the fact that I’m a 50 year old woman, when I create miniature worlds I’m a kid again!
If I had borrowers, fairies or gnomes what would their little world look like?
So when miniatures.com offered to send some product for a fairy garden I jumped at the chance. I all but squealed in delight when I opened the packages containing some gardening goodies. In my mind I wanted to create a beautiful little garden where the gardener had wandered off after a bit of a sit down.
And then one day a couple of weeks ago I was in Petitti’s Garden Center in Strongsville, OH and they had some fantastic little gnomes and accessories.
I decided my new fairy garden should actually be populated by Gnomes this time.
Now for something to put my little garden in.
I had two of these galvanized tubs from my floral design days so I hauled them out.
And drilled four holes in the bottoms for drainage.
I love that the gnomes have a garden gnome!
I bought plants from the garden center along with some dirt and I started creating.
I made and unmade, arranged and rearranged until I was satisfied.
I could not even BELIEVE how perfectly the gnome flag went with my ideas and it had to be mine too!
I drug out the vintage drawers made display stands that I made before Christmas and the galvanized tubs fit inside perfectly.
This way no one has to bend down to visit the gnomes in their tiny garden.
The pansies are getting a little droopy. Those gnomes had better start dragging out the water hoses!
I love to hear people talking about the fairy garden when they come to my door. It is just whimsical and fun.
I can’t wait for my granddaughter to see it!
Have you ever created a fairy garden? What did you put in it? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below.