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Halloween Magic:  A Bewitching Pumpkin Fairy Garden (Green Thumb Not Required!)

Artificial fairy gardens can be just as fun as fairy gardens made with real plants and flowers.  They’re a fun accent for your home all year round.  And during the colder months, you’re limited to indoor fairy gardens or artificial gardens anyway (fauxry gardens?), so that’s the perfect time to try one.  In past years, I’ve enjoyed making fairy gardens for Christmas and Valentine’s Day using artificial snow.   This is my first year bringing my Halloween fairy garden indoors.  The last couple of years, I’ve had one outside. As long as they’re…

Festive for Fall: Fairy Garden Seasonal Makeovers

In September I shared my farmers market fall fairy garden. This week I finished transforming the rest of my fairy gardens for fall.  Fall fairy gardening is especially fun because there’s no planting required!   I get to focus on decorating, my favorite part.  You can pull out any dead growth caused by summer heat spells or early fall chill, and fill in those areas with figures. Likewise you can trim back and pull out overgrown plants to make room for your decorations. My main problem is overgrowth, so the layout of my fall gardens is determined by the choice…

Falling for Fairy Gardens

I have a bit of a fairy garden addiction.  Okay, more than a bit.  I started making them four years ago, and have expanded my tiny kingdom from one in 2013 to six outdoor fairy gardens in 2017.  There are two main reasons I’m hooked on fairy gardens.  One is that you can plant and design an entire mini garden in under an hour, which is highly satisfying.  There’s no way you can whip your yard into shape that quickly!  The second is that they are absolutely adorable, and you get to shop for the cutest…