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Sunday, June 8, 2008

I like to keep things on the small side!

This is something I have discovered about myself slowly over the years. I like small stores to shop in (I prefer Ace Hardware to Lowes or Home Depot), small restaurants to large ones...I like to live in a relatively small house, and I also have discovered that I like small gardening. I think this is why I am attracted to succulents in pots, or in my tires, and I also enjoyed planning, making and having my fairy garden. I love my rather smallish, colorful indoor plants, namely my Fittonias.

Here is a new shot of my Fairy Garden. As you can see I have kept the Aralia and Ivys going, and also, amazingly enough, a few of the transplanted Shamrocks! Tinkerbelle (or maybe her sister...I'm not sure)has sort of taken up residence, and seems fairly happy here. You can see her sitting on the black rocks in the front of garden...(click on photo for a close up).

12 comments:

THE SPICE CUPBOARD said...

Hi Julie....your "fairy garden" is wonderful - so much fun aren't they! I have been giving fairy classes for 9 years and although I have never seen a fairy - they certainly do visit leaving telltale signs of fairy dust here and there! We do have a resident gnome named Fitzgerald and a very ornery pixie (who won't tell me his name so I just call him PIXIE)The fairies are surely watching your garden and will take up residence any moment....watch for the fairy dust. Judy

Teri C said...

I agree, small does seem to be more fun.

Teri C said...

I like your little fairy garden too.

sun dog lover said...

hi julie! yes, my succulent is a sedum. oh, it's so beautiful!
thanks for the comment on my puppy, she sure loves being outdoors with me! take care.

No Rain said...

Very cute! Did you play with little doll houses as a kid, or have those little miniature trolls? (Maybe that was after your childhood.)
Aiyana

Susan J Tweit said...

Julie,

Thanks for your visit to my not-so-small garden via my blog, and for the charm of yours. I love the fairy garden, especially the tiny vintage porch "joggling" chairs (named by my husband's aunt because you can joggle up and down when you sit in the real ones).

Enjoy your succulent life!

Susan
http://communityoftheland.blogspot.com
susanjtweit.com

Julie said...

No Rain- Hey...well, ....yes, I did play with dollhouses, and I had many miniature trolls, and middle and large sized ones too! LOL!!!

Susan- Hi! Thanks for soming by! That is a cute name for those chairs! They are really too small for my fairy garden, but because they are so cute, I had to have them! LOL.

Judy- Thanks for stopping by! I am a magical thinker, just like you!!!

Sandra Evertson said...

Such amazing little plants, remind me of sea life!
Sandra Evertson

nikkipolani said...

Oh, how sweet, Julie! I've been tempted sorely this weekend to start another fairy garden. I've seen so many darling little succulents!

Julie said...

Nikkipolani- DO IT!!!!!

Kelly said...

I love your cute "little" gardens. You've got some gorgeous plants!

Stapeliad said...

I love this; it's so happy.