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Friday, June 29, 2012

What HE does

The granddaughters with their uncle on Grandpa's far.
While I am scrapbooking and gardening, and taking photos, what is HE doing, I am asked.  Well, here it is.  In his garage is a 1929 Ford Highboy hotrod he and his son have been redoing for, oh, let's just say years...not worry about how many.
Polishing SOMEthing...who knows what but every screw and bolt has been cleaned, polished and, many, chromed.
With the body on...temporarily, so they tell me.

A Growing Fairy Garden

The back of the garden is supposed to be wetlands theme, with cranes, frog, and iris.  The left side will be Bells of Ireland and one "fairy door" leading into the bells.
Both of the granddaughters went to a childrens' gardening workshop at a town near their lakehouse.  They were delighted when the craft was a "fairy door" for dish gardens the shop had.  They were proud to say their grandma already HAD a fairy garden for them.
This is the second door.
These rocks lead into the little worm's home.  Others are seeing them as eggs.  Well, ok, whatever you see.
Here is a view of just the fairy garden.  Temps have been in the 90s for days and I am wishing the garden was somewhere in the shade.
Sunday, June 10, 2012

The Fairy Garden Grows

Like tablescaping, a fairy garden sets you about searching through things you already have.  I have found various tiny things to use in the garden.  Last week I added plants, a big snail shell for a mail box, and a small flower pot for a "house".

This week I added a few more things.
This frog waterer was my mother's.  I love him at the flower pot house.

My neighbor added two fairies with globes that gently glow in the night.  One is Abby and one is Gabby, my granddaughters

This little watering can came with some little houseplant tools.  I like it better here for a fairy house.

Here is the pebble walk to the frog house, and the pebble pond nearby.

This rock urges you to "BELIEVE".
Sunday, June 3, 2012

Fairy Garden started

Here is the very beginnings of my "Fairy Garden" in the center of the annual, perennial, and vegetable gardens accented by a fountain in the middle.
My whimsical frog with his guitar watches over the fairies from among the Siberian Iris.

An overturned flower pot makes the fairy home.  This little shell is slated to be a fairy mailbox.

This little pond may one day be replaced with a well but for now it is a spot of water next to the "house".

This lizard "Believe" seemed extraordinarily appropriate to watch over the little garden.

Irish Moss will, hopefully, fill in around the elements of the garden instead of regular moss, which might not grow out in the sun.
12 Portulaca plants will stay low, spread, be colorful, flower all summer and reseed for next year.
Artemisia is such a soft, lovely scented accent I hope it spreads well.
This little English Daisy in pink called out to me.  It is a little large for the fairies, but will add a touch.

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