A New Trend in Gardening: The Fairy Garden

Have you heard of those adorable Fairy gardens?

They’re becoming increasingly popular and more and more people love that new addition in their house or backyard.

What are Fairy Gardens?

A Fairy Garden is basically a miniature garden made of natural materials such as pebbles, wood and living plants. It’s meant to be an enchanted green scene where live tiny magical creatures such as Fairies, but also gnomes, dwarfs, elves etc. supposed to bring good luck to your home.

They usually include several components like fantastical figurines, but also miniature benches, houses, pathways, bridges and rivers that create this unique small universe and give it a charming soul.

What setting for a Fairy Garden?

Since the Fairy Gardens are created and imagined from scratch, there is an unlimited number of different types, design and themes out there!

If they are placed inside the house, they more likely will be small and grown in containers garden such as pot plants, jars or glass containers.

If they’re part of a backyard, there is no size limitation and other themes become possible like a woodland Fairy garden (installed at the food of a tree) or the use of an existing water feature (mini boat, bridge, dock).

Fairy Garden Design

Once the theme is chosen, the different landscaping elements are gathered and assembled together in order to create the scaled miniature garden in a most realistic way as possible.

Very often, pebbles and gravel are used in order to reflect a path or courtyard just like in real life.

A different and recent decorative use for the crushed rocks and recycled coloured glass especially, that are able to suit any crazy idea!

Gravel binder comes also very handy in the project, since it can be used with any stone and holds the pebbles in place. And because it let the water come through, the surrounding small living plants can be watered without any issue!

Benefits of a Fairy Garden

Aesthetically beautiful and low maintenance, they are a great option for putting a green addition in small spaces like a small living room or a balcony.

They’re perfect for children who can be educated about nature and gardening while being inventive and having a lot of fun.

They are also loved by older people who love gardening but find it physically too taxing.

For all, it encourages imagination and creativity and brings that magical touch in our everyday lives!

Gardening Information – Choosing Your Perfect Garden

What is the perfect garden for you?

Now that you’ve been thinking of a garden for yourself perhaps your considering what type of garden to create. The choices are unlimited and the kinds of gardens are as varied as the number of gardeners. Yet you will want to think about some basic issues related to making the perfect garden for who you are and your lifestyle.

A flower garden will add color and look nice in several areas of your yard. You can choose perennial flowers which will be there next year and the years to come, or you can choose annuals which will need to be replaced every spring with new plants. The benefit of perennials is you only plant once the benefit of annuals is no commitment. Say this is kind of like dating and marriage isn’t it? With annuals you never get stuck with wort’s, start again next spring. Perennials you adjust to habits you may not be happy with, though thankfully you never have to worry about the toilet seat. Ha!

You must decide for yourself how much time you want to spend on gardening, if you haven’t gardened before perhaps just do a little as time permits till you get a small garden underway. If you find yourself with more time, energy and desire later start another garden. Next season you will have an idea of how much time and thus how large a garden you can comfortably commit to.

As a seasoned gardener you know what kind of gardener you are and what your time commitment is thus you need only decide on how to change this years gardening from what you have done in the past. Perhaps you want to grow a certain kind of plant to blue ribbon status. Tomatoes and Squash in the vegetable garden of certain flowers, roses to see how well you can do concentrating on one or two varieties.

Many folks are turning to vegetable gardens to offset the cost of food. It’s appalling to realize that nowadays the “good” food is nearly beyond the financial reach of many people with oranges running as high as $1.69 yesterday where I shopped. If you have the climate you may want to plant a few fruit trees. I have had years of enjoyment from my two, Bing Cherry, cherry trees my favorite summer fruit.

Tip: with the demise of the honey bee in our nation, I had to order mason bees and install their nest under the eves of my house closest to the cherries in order to get the blossoms pollinated. You can order them online no problem. Also with trees you need to be able to prune and harvest, I also sprayed my trees for insects such as aphids every year, some considerations for you to think about.

A benefit if the vegetable garden is the pay off of course, fresh veggies and oh my, I can just taste that fresh corn on the cob and new potatoes, oh yeah. Though perhaps more time consuming the vegetable garden is so rewarding to work in, talk about a stress reliever. Also it is place for quite conversations with family members something for everyone to do together and I have yet to meet a child or grandchild who is not interested in the garden.

I enjoy all aspects of gardening, even the weeding as I think most gardeners do. Not only to deal dirt and fertilizer, choosing a pesticide thinning out excess plants or branches, its all out doors fulfilling because you get to enjoy the results of your labor. Indoor or outdoor a garden can provide comfort and soothing release from stress, a place and time of reflection, a family project.

Whatever your reason for gardening you’ve only to decide what you want to plant, how and where to plant it and then, dig in (literally).

Factors to Consider About Indoor Gardening

There are several reasons why some people indulge themselves into indoor gardening. The use of plastic plants as a home decoration has become obsolete because people are already aware of the benefits of having living plants inside their homes. For one, plants absorb carbon dioxide and other pollutants giving you a healthy fresh air to breathe.

Plants for indoor gardening should be able to adapt to the conditions inside the house. Take into consideration some factors which are necessary for the growth of your plants. Some of these factors are the amount of light your house can offer to your plants and the time and money you are willing to spend for your indoor garden.

If money is not a problem to you, buy plants that are already grown. But if you are on a tight budget, you can start with seedlings. In choosing plants to be grown indoors, you also have to consider if you want plants that are seasonal or perennial.

Growing herbs is a good idea for indoor gardening. They are nice decorations and at the same time you can benefit from them if you also love cooking. Compared to other plants, herbs grow faster and you can see the results in just a short period of time.

Some of the common herbs that you can grow for indoor gardening are dill, sage, chives, thyme, and oregano.

When choosing plants for indoor gardening, you have to consider also the amount of experience you have as a gardener. If you are just a beginner, choose plants that are stronger and do not easily die when not properly taken cared of. Some of these plants are Cyprus, Popular Succulents, Fatsia, Bromeliads, and Coleus.

Sometimes, there are rules in outdoor gardening that cannot be applied in indoor gardening or the other way around. For instance, in indoor setting, plants are not getting the same amount of sunlight as the outdoor plants.

It is important that you know how much light your plants need or better yet, get plants that need low amount of light such as ferns. If you opt to buy other types of plants that need more amount of light, you can supply some artificial lighting. Once you have the plants inside your house, you should regularly rotate the plants to allow upright growth.

Also remember that your indoor plants also need water. Again, the amount of water you will give depends on the type of plants you have. It is very important that water can run out of the bottom of the pot.

It is a good idea that the water you will give to your plants is about the same temperature of the room. Be sensitive also to the temperature inside your house. Rapid changes in temperature may be unhealthy for your plants.

Indoor gardening does not only make a good decoration inside your house but gives a cleaner air as well. Indoor plants are not also very difficult to maintain. It can also be an advantage of having the plants inside your house because you do not need to worry about the strong winds, frosts or insects that may destroy your plants.