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It's a small world after all.  When everyone is looking into tiny houses and downsizing planting a mini garden fits in perfect.  Minimalist are becoming popular with people looking to donate many items because we have all collected way to much stuff.  So having a ton of large planters and plants that take up a lot of room is not so appealing.

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Well, when it comes to your garden you can easily downsize.  Not only using small planters with tiny plants but making them even more creative by turning them into fairy gardens.  If you are new to this concept it means decorating the pots with tiny items that create a little home and play area for the fairies that live in your garden.  LOL

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When creating a tiny fairy garden it's important to choose drought tolerant succulents.  You may also want to use child and pet friendly plants since the little ones will be really interested in looking closer to a potted fairy garden.  Remember to use good quality potting mix and make sure there are drain holes in the bottom of any container you use.

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Basically a fairy garden is a mini pot complete with tiny plants and miniscule accessories that give the impression that tiny creates really live there.  Try using creative containers, dollhouse furniture, tiny items that create the look and feel you want to project.  Add tiny pebbles to create walk ways and little garden tools, furniture and toys.

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Create something small and playful and have fun here. This is not the time to be formal or boring.

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Post Last Updated: 5/3/2018 1:31:37 PM 

Fairy Gardens and Fun!




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Everyone loves secrets!  Wouldn't it be exciting to create a Fairy Garden that is full of tiny secrets?  Here are a few suggestions.
 
Take a shallow garden pot, like a low bowl or a low cylinder dish and use that as the base for the Fairy Garden.  Make it as large or as small as you like.  We have even seen the top of a birdbath turned into a lovely display.  Filling the base with soil, is the easy part.  Just make sure you use a good potting soil and not garden dirt.  It's better if the container has a drain hole but not totally necessary.

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Now comes the fun part.  You can place a layer of green moss around the top of the soil to create a soft cushion for all the "Fairies" to lay on.  Then start adding the fun stuff.  We have seen miniature doll house chairs, clay pots turned upside down for furniture.  Colorful glass marbles and decorative rocks.  Plant mini greenery and small brightly colored flowers.  Create a mystical and magical place for your fairies to come to.  The possibilities are truly endless when creating something so innocent and sweet!

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Children of all ages love these types of garden/pottery projects.  Hide the container in a secret place in the yard or garden.  Place it on the patio or outside a kitchen window where you can watch for the fairies to land.  Create a playful place for kids to go to and dream about.  Be sure to take photos to preserve these types of memories.

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Arizona Pottery is here to help made those magical moments happen.  Shop our website and find the perfect piece of pottery for the base of your Fairy garden!
 
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Post Last Updated: 12/20/2016 5:24:04 PM 

Enchanted Gardens




Fairy gardens tickle the imagination.  There's something about these under sized - but perfectly proportioned - gardens and their diminutive denizens that makes us feel a bit like Peter Pan.  Suddenly, we do believe in fairies.

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Fairy gardens are ideal for small space situations, first-time gardeners, and busy people.  Though fairy gardens still need watering and tending, their size makes them faster to create and easier to maintain.

Almost any container can house these little creations.  Small clay pots, glazed saucers, birdbaths, and window boxes.  Its without drain holes work well also, but avoid over watering and cover or protect them in heavy rains.

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Fill the chosen garden container with potting soil mix.  Avoid garden soil because it doesn't drain well.  Choose miniature plants such as mosses, babies tears, sedums, thymes and ivies.  Prune the plants to maintain their small stature.  The most interesting Fairy Gardens create a miniature scene that is completely in scale.  Use small doll furniture and objects.

Place a completed garden where plants receive enough sunlight.  All the soil to dry out before watering.  Over watering will kill plants faster than under watering.  When actively growing, fertilize plants every other week according to package directions.

Finally, relax and have fun.  Fairies have a sense of humor.  Don't be surprised if things seem to change the longer fairies inhabit your garden.

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Ideas:  Live near the sea?  Find a seashell container and cover the potting soil with blue stone to look like water.

Not all magical beings are fairies.  Use a mermaid and place amoung succulents to create a fish tank effect.  Add a venus fly trap for fun.

A rustic woodland setting with mini step stones, garden fence and birdhouse is adorable and creative.

How about using a birdbath and create a world of fantasy by mounding the soil in the center.

Strive for unusual textures from plants such as rippled and variegated peperomias, friendship plants (pilea involucrate), pebbles and river rocks.  It makes a charming village.


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Post Last Updated: 1/9/2017 4:46:54 PM 



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