The new fairy garden is coming along. Slowly but surely. It’ been a crazy couple of weeks here with deadlines, big projects and lots of (thank you universe) work. But that doesn’t keep me from getting my hands in the dirt. I get up, throw on clothes and head outside for an hour or two (or three or four if I can’t make myself go inside) before I even eat breakfast. I can’t help myself!
I was gifted a Lowe’s gift card for some work I did for someone recently and I made a beeline to the store to pick out shade loving plants to put in the new fairy garden. I literally opened the mail, grabbed my keys and hit the pavement. Yippee!
I was specifically looking for shade loving plants and crossing my fingers that Lowe’s would have something. They had several plants that fit the bill and best of all, shopping this time of year yielded HUGE plants that were also just what my little garden needed to start looking a little more “filled in”.
So what did I find?
In the above photo there is August Moon Plantain Lily Hosta “August Moon”.
I also added Cladium for some color. It was a really big pot and I split it into three plants. More bang for my buck!
There is also a Begonia and some Saxifrage that I planted a few weeks ago along with a small hosta and some ground cover that I brought back from the house in the Poconos a couple of years ago. I had the Poconos’ plants in another fairy garden and transplanted some of them to this spot to see how they do.
Here is another part of the Caladium and a Wasabi Coleus “Solenostemon “Wasabi”
On this side of the tree I planted Brilliance Autumn Fern Dryopteris erythrosora “Brilliance” and Rainforest Sunrise Plantain Lily or Hosta “Rainforest Sunrise”.
I’m keeping one of the plant tags and putting it in the Smash Book Garden Journal I started a while ago along with notes and photos on how the plants do. I’m not a PROFESSIONAL gardener or anything but I do like to see a record of what works and what doesn’t.
I think it’s time to send out invitations to some fairies and see if they might like to live in this new little garden, don’t you?