Fairy Garden Tips for First Time Gardeners
Posted: Sep 02, 2017
Creating a whimsical garden for the wee folks requires imagination and creativity. Seasoned gardeners may find it quite easy to delve into the imaginary world of the fairy garden. With a bit of effort they can easily turn the small corners of their gardens or yards into magical wonderlands for fairies. If you are a beginner, then you may need little understanding in choosing the scale, theme, miniature accessories and planters. Once you have the idea how to proceed with the fairy garden, be creative in using your imagination. Take inspiration from other themes and settings and go with the things that make you feel happy. To have a delighted experience of designing miniature gardening, maintain uniqueness in your creativity and do not copy the garden settings from other miniature garden projects. For beginners, I have simplified the process of designing fairy garden into three basic steps.
Choosing Miniature Garden Settings – Includes Theme and Scale
When it comes to creating miniature garden, it's all about storytelling by drawing inspirational ideas from your childhood or from your past that hold some magical memories. Sometimes they can be of pure imagination connecting to fairy tales or special holiday events that are most significant to you. You can imagine the mini garden as a small tea party setting or as a huge custom-built farmhouse or beach party theme. Have a vision of how you want the miniature garden setting to be and start collecting the things that go with the project. To make the garden look more realistic, choose the appropriate scale that fits with the container and other fairy garden accessories and plants. For larger sized container gardens, choose the scale 1:12, where 1-inch equals 1-foot. However, for tabletop or mini-pot gardens, it is better to use a medium or 1:24 scale, where a.05-inch equals to 1-foot.
Selecting Miniature Plants
Based on the theme, make the decision whether to grow mini trees or shrubs for the garden or just use the moss or grass to give a soft cushion texture to the garden base. If you are planning to have living planters, then you need to first work on planting and growing the mini plants. There are many specifics to consider such as theme, garden location, sunlight requirement, container size and others. On the other hand, if the focus is more on accessories and fairies in the design, then you can decide on the plants after adding fairy accessories to the garden. When it comes to choosing miniature plants, there will be plenty of choices from dwarf trees to regular sized garden shrubs. The plants that you grow or buy should match with the garden layout and other surrounding accessories. There are endless garden plant options, which you can choose to create a miniature, colorful paradise for fairies. Since fairies are creatures of nature, they love colors and fragrances. Add different colored foliage textures and flowers to fill your mini garden with magic enchantment. The garden could be a specific colored theme or have a simple display of herbal plants here and there.
Adding Fairy Houses and Accessories
Of all the other things, decorating mini garden with fairy houses and accessories is the most exciting part, because it allows expressing your individual style. The garden can be classy with rustic wooden homes, picket fences, bridges, and birdhouses or it can have an enchanted style design filled with colorful flowerbeds and dollhouse furniture. The options for selecting miniature houses and fairy accessories are limitless. Based on the container space and theme, you can choose a variety of tiny décor items to include in your fairy garden. You can either buy miniature items online or make the accessory from scratch by using old recycled treasures. To add a personalized touch to your garden design, look around the house for unique items such as glass beads, buttons, marbles, tin foil, glitter, mirrors, seashells, or aquarium pebbles. There is no need to be rigid in your ideas, as sometimes you end up creating a clever accessory that is entirely different from what you have planned. All you need to remember is, fairy gardens are open to imagination and they simply need a creative hand to mold them into enchanting miniature worlds.