Tuesday, May 7, 2013

MAGICAL MINIATURE GARDENS

This morning, my mom-in-law are going to a fairy garden class. A few weeks ago, we stopped by a greenhouse to get some garden inspiration and noticed a spectacular fairy garden display that stands about 3 feet tall...


Beautifully landscaped in miniature plants and dainty garden accents, it was the grandest fairy garden display I had seen.


I loved the little cottages that looked like something out of a storybook, and I thought it was neat how the designer used colored pebbles to create the look of a winding stream.


Over this weekend, I found this little serene-looking stone lion—one of a series of Zen creatures designed for dish gardens. He is only 3 inches in height and I think he would make a great addition to my fairy garden. According to his tag, he symbolizes courage—a quality that definitely comes in handy when navigating life! This little fellow reminds me of Aslan, the lion in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe—one of my favorite childhood books from the Chronicles of Narnia. It brings to mind memories of my sister and I when we were young, searching the back of the wardrobe in our bedroom for some magical kingdom just like the children in the book.


While at the garden center a few weeks ago, I saw these adorable owl garden picks made of metal and stone—perfect for the owl lover who has everything! I brought one home and put him in the boxwood garden.