Terrarium Fairy Garden Possibilities

I have been fascinated by terrariums my entire life.  A miniature world in a jar or bottle or fish tank just seems the most relaxing thing to observe (if you cannot actually get out into nature physically to do so.)

I came across this article at GardenersPath.com recently that jump-started the possibility around “I wonder if I could do this” thoughts racing through my head.  (in fact, the picture up there is from that article)

Any glass container would equal a terrarium.  Size does not matter as long as the plants within can grow and thrive in that space and environment.

I will definitely be looking into this idea.  If this interests you as well, then a good place to start would be clicking on the link to Gardeners Path’s article above.  I’ll be adding more information in the coming weeks about terrarium gardening so I’ll wish us both luck. 🙂

Essential Succulents: The Beginner’s Guide (a review)

I went searching for a plant guide to succulents for a Fairy Garden I’m planning.  And, honestly, I didn’t want to spend a lot of money (yet) before knowing if I was actually going to do this.

I found “Essential Succulents: The Beginner’s Guide” on Amazon, discovered in addition it was available through Kindle Unlimited (which I have since I’m such a romance novel addicted soul) …and decided to give it a try.

I found it to be an invaluable source of information – and I took tons of notes for when I actually begin creating my own succulent Fairy Gardens.  In fact, I’ll go back and purchase it at that time in order to write my own notes on the pages.

Because the book is in the Kindle Unlimited subscription program, you’ll only find this one (on-line) at Amazon and I’ve provided affiliate links in this post and on the book cover picture should you want to check it out for yourself.  (You can most likely also find this in any physical book store, so the choice is yours)

 

Succulents In A Fairy Garden

I love plants, for years I could keep African Violets blooming year-round.  Sadly, we moved from that “perfect” location and I’ve not had the same success since.  *sigh*   Oh.  Well.

I’ve one spot that gets natural sunlight enough to have a glass “bookcase” double as a large plant stand.  And that is my one spot that is filled right now with the majority of my leafy plants.

I’m beginning to plot out how to use plant lights in order to create other plant locations within my home… I’m determined to go green big time.

Right now, I’m looking at cactus and succulents… and I’m frankly, astounded by the variety that is available.  Beautiful in a unique fashion, nothing like pretty flowering African Violets but still stunning in their own right.

With plant lights and the right location away from drafty doors, I believe I can accomplish at least one type of Fairy Garden with only succulents… at least, I’m now determined to try.  I could never recreate these lovely pictures that I found on Pinterest (when I find the originator they will be properly linked) — but they give me hope that I can do something close.

Now, to find the right plants, pot, and fairy decorations.  🙂