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Minature Garden

I was inspired by this blogFairy Gardens to create a magical minature garden with my children.

I decided to take the failed vegetable garden (something attacked the zucchini plant) and turn it into a garden for the children to play with. I followed the ideas from here HOw to make a Garden

So I headed to the local nursery and bought some “step upons”. (I will have to try and remember the name of the variety I bought) I wanted the plants to be able to put up with handling and also make the children’s hands smell nice after touching the plants. Marigolds were on sale so I put them in my basket. I could find any rolls of moss so I gave that a miss and headed home with my plants and children in tow.

Next I heaped in the soil and decided where to put my little pond and to plant the plants. I decided to keep in my mystery vegetable plant to be a “tree” for the garden. It could be a capsicum but who knows, something was eating it too. I also planted one of the marigolds to stop whatever was eating my plants to discourage them to go away. In my garden I discovered moss so I dug that up and transplanted it and tucked it in the garden. I found a few worms this way too and they were transplanted to play in our new garden.

The children had lots of fun helping me plant the plants and finding the stones to put in the garden to created the garden path. They keep collecting rocks and putting it in the garden making it more of a rock garden than a fairy garden.

We also had made some ladybugs out of egg cartons so for a little while it was our ladybug garden but the ladybugs went for too many swims in the pond and got soggy.

The pond was made out of an old lid from a fruit container.

Here you can see how much fun the kids had putting the stepping stones in

Now we just have to wait for the garden to grow.

Here’s my little fairy

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August 4, 2011 at 3:22 pm Leave a comment


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