One Beautiful Completed Fairy Garden Container

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.

New Use for Old Tea Cups

Do you have old mismatched teacups hanging around in your cupboards?

I know I certainly do, and for sentimental reasons I really don’t want to get rid of my mother’s or grandmother’s possessions… it really is that simple, it’s not hoarding but memories.

I saw a picture that made me think that perhaps I could still use them for a practical purpose… single plant Fairy Garden containers (or small multiple plants).

It’s a fun idea, could fit on any stand or desk or table — and it’s something that I’m seriously looking into using.  I love to re-purpose something that is precious to me, not just let it sit gathering dust.

So, check out your cupboards, maybe you have something you could use like this as well.

Fairy Garden DIY Pot

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.

Water Me Next Week: A Succulent’s Plea by Theresa Ebro (a review)

I recently decided to try my hand at creating a Succulent/Cactus Fairy Garden in a container.  Because I’m a “need to know as much as I can before I start a new project” type of person, I’ve been checking out books on various types of succulents.

Not all books are worth the time to read let alone purchase, so anything you see here are books that I have or soon will purchase for my own permanent resource library.

Water Me Next Week: A Succulent’s Plea is a book that I loved leafing through and devoured in reading all the tips, hints, and plant care information.  I think that this information will help me keep cactus and succulents alive in my home (which has never been easy as I tend to water too much).

Normally, I’d put the book cover blurb right here but for this book that blurb is very long, so read more about Water Me Next Week: A Succulent’s Plea by hitting the ‘continue reading’ link below.

(also, the cover picture and the light blue links will take you to Amazon where you could purchase this title if you wish) I’m also fairly certain you could find this at your local library.

Continue reading “Water Me Next Week: A Succulent’s Plea by Theresa Ebro (a review)”

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.  🙂