Rejoice in the Lord always. Philippians 4:4a
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"The Lord be with you! The Lord bless you! ..." ~ Ruth 2:4 NIV
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"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." ~ A. A. Milne
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"Never place a period where God has placed a comma." Gracie Allen
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” –e.e. cummings

Don't let the noise of the world keep you from hearing the voice of the Lord.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Fountain Fairy Garden

They left a note and told me three fairies were looking for a new home.

(Clicking on the pictures will enlarge them for more detail).
After seeing options at the garden centers in Brush, Fort Morgan, and Denver, my budget allowed for only the basic greenery. I had to use what was already at home and decided to use this fountain that had fallen over and broken, most likely during one of our windier days. I drilled drainage holes, covered them with some glass "jewels" because the real rocks I have were too big.
Covered that with a cloth to keep the dirt out and then added the soil. The pipe sticking up in the middle was too tall to cover but it made a perfect spot for one of the fairies to sit upon.
I did splurge on three plants that make the garden pretty. The one is hiding behind the pansies I found at a thrift shop and will "out-live" all three plants. They will still remain the same size and be "blooming" in the middle of winter ;-) when everything else is brown and ugly. They were just too cute not to include!
I also used the sea shells a student had given me and the cores from some sort of drilling.

Here is the wee one right in the middle using the fountain pipe keeping her cushion in place.
I found my "missing" bag of magic stones this evening so I may be adding a few to the garden. Now all that needs to be done is add a sign that says "NO CATS allowed" as I'm thinking one of my kitties might think this is the perfect place to nap. Happy gardening!


sarah said...

Looks very cute Mom!

Donna said...

Your fairy garden is adorable! I have been thinking about making one if I can find the fairies.

The Little White Clothing Company said...

How enchanting!!
Sue x

Ann said...

So cute! Fairy gardens seem to be the rage in blogland right now. Thanks for comming by today.

Annesphamily said...

Oh Marilyn you are a creative and talented lady! I love this and your little garden fairy is precious! Such a happy place!