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Fairy Gardening 101Release your inner child and step into the fairy world by creating your own enchanted garden, no matter how much space you have! Fairy gardens are increasing in popularity and Fairy Gardening 101 provides you with all the information necessary to design, plant, and care for your very own miniature garden oasis. Author, artist, and fairy gardener extraordinaire Fiona McDonald introduces readers to the history of fairy gardens and then provides step-by-step instructions, photographs, and illustrations for you to follow—or draw inspiration from—when starting your own project.

Learn which types of plants and containers are most successful for a fairy garden, as well as how to develop a focal point for your enchanted mini Eden. Fairy Gardening 101 also provides important information on caring for your garden, on designing gardens for both indoors and outside, on using artificial plants to make your garden last a lifetime, and much more! You’ll also find inspirational photos from fairy gardeners around the globe as well as a list of suppliers. You don’t need to be a master gardener or to have a particularly green thumb to successfully plant and maintain your tiny fairy garden. All you need is a few miniature plants, some thoughtfully placed accessories, a fairy or two, and a love of whimsy and imagination.

Please continue reading for my thoughts on this Fairy Gardening book.

broken pot forestDid you ever imagine that a broken pot could take on a new life like this?

Really?  Yes, indeed.  Just put that imagination of yours to work along with a few parts and you could create something like this.

What would you need?  Not much.

A broken pot – however large you want to work with (or have the space for)

Potting soil for the type of plants you plan to add in there.

Maybe some dark plastic covering inside the pot or at least some pebbles to help drainage and help keep the shape.

Some broken shards would look nice if you layered them in height.

Some tall whispery plants for the back, some shorter ones for the sides, moss… you name it, it’s your broken pot fairy garden.  That’s the whole fun point – make something unique to you and what makes you happy.

The picture is simply a possibility.  A look what you might do inspiration.  This picture is from a website I found called The Gardeners Anonymous Blog.  It is so whimsical I fell in love with the idea.

You could do this with any sized broken pot.  Go ahead, let your imagination run free and see what you come up with for your own Faery Garden.

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