This is the photo that really decided me on creating my own Succulent Fairy Garden in a pre-prepared pot. Click on that photo to go to the Instagram account Fairy Tale Gardens to see even more.
Stunning. And I’d like to recreate something similar.
If these types of projects fascinate you as they do me, then I’d suggest heading over to this article at Succulent City for lots of tips and information. I know I’m going to referencing this article as I create my own Fairy Garden creations.
This is not advertising intended, nor am I an affiliate at Wayfair…
…but, I just loved this Fairy Garden pot and I’ve grabbed it for myself. Guess now I’m committed to making a Fairy Garden (nervous laughter).
Anyway, this is simply to show you that you do not have to make your entire Fairy Garden from scratch – if you want to, there are fun, whimsical pots out there in the world ready to become the new home for your plants and fairies. 🙂
I’ve seen ready to design Fairy Garden pots at Wal-Mart, Amazon, Target… so many places so it is entirely your choice where you’d like to shop, but check out their flower pots next time and see if anything fanciful catches your eye.
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. 🙂
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. 🙂
I have long, long held a fascination for Fairy Gardens whether they be huge elaborate creations or a simple broken pot reused that is now full of imagination.
I’ve always lived in apartments where there is no room whatsoever for an elaborate set-up to be devoted to such a project. Yet, I now live in a house (rented) where I could make a fairy garden (or tons) as indoor projects.
So, now I’m searching out ideas that I could put into practical use… it has to be practical for I’d never leave these beauties behind so they must be small enough to be moveable should that need arise.
During a year that has held more than its fair share of stress, tension, and uncertainty this new hobby may be a way to channel those chaotic thoughts and fears into something relaxing and therapeutic in the end.