Monday, July 11, 2011

fairy gardens and miniature gardens

The latest buzz from the Ohio trade show is of fairy gardens and miniature gardens.  Check out our catalog for all the miniature bulbs we carry and remember we can get far more than in out catalog or on the website we carry a range of delightful miniature daffodils and just beautiful miniature tulips.  Those little gems are such a joy and they are great perennials -even in the south! They are the botanical and gregii tulips and when they open their little faces to the sun they really do open out completely.  Find an area by the edge of your rock garden or in a flat pot or container to make your own miniature landscape for the deck or patio. there are miniature iris reticulata as well as daffs and tulips.   There are small alliums botanical crocus, delicate looking chonodoxa and ground hugging eranthis.  there are plenty of miniature ground cover plants too.  Fairy gardens can be lovely for indoors too.  Isn't it amazing how ideas just keep flowing setting you off on yet another tack?  there are always new creative initiatives for the garden to keep you on your toes and maybe add a touch of fun or whimsy to your outdoor living areas.  Gardens are ever changing ever developing works of art to reflect you and your family.  Dive in -have fun experiment grow young and fit and enjoy the elements and the seasons.  try a miniature area near a stepping stone where it will be seen.  i have a stone already with a quote form a childhood poem by Rose Fyldeman -"There are fairies at the bottom of our garden..."  I need to check out the rest of the poem and start to develop my little miniature landscape -mmm hope the weather is good this weekend!  Happy gardening.  Let emknow if you need more specific suggestions for plants or email us at Hope to hear from you soon.

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