Saturday, May 4, 2013

Our Fairy Garden A #MiracleGroProject

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What inspires you to garden?  I love the creative fun garden projects you see on the Miracle Gro Pinterest page. You can follow Miracle Gro and be a part of a great gardening community where others share gardening stories and ideas.   It is a great way to follow others, explore, and keep track of creative projects. I have a huge garden board.  In particular I love creative gardening projects with the kiddos.
 It's quite an AWESOME experience as a mum to see them getting their hands dirty and that look of awe when they see the fruits of their labor .  Miracle Gro's The Gro Project showcases uncomplicated gardening projects. It is a great resource for new gardeners .

I have to tell you there are several Miracle-Gro projects I am inspired by and want to create.  Currently we are working on a fairy garden .  We have several different ideas for our fairy garden. First we decided to make a fairy house. 
Materials You will need to create a fairy house:

  • We located a plastic reusable container.  
  • Miss E. Set out painting it with outdoor green paint 
  • We cute out a whole for the door.
  • Miss E collected green leaves and a flower and we added them around our house. 
  • Spray it with a sealer like (Modge Podge to make it water resistant)
Next, it was time to work on our fairy garden.
  • First, we needed to decide on a container for the garden.  We decided this broken bird bath would make the perfect garden. fairy garden container from repurposed bird bath
  • Since we could not put holes into this container we added a  layer of gravel in the bottom. Next, we needed to add soil.  Moisture Control Potting Mix is a good choice. 
  • Next you need to choose your plants. We planted a strawberry plant because they run and hang and they have pretty white flowers. We're also adding a marigold for color. These plans are also good choices (Irish Moss, Boxwood, and living rock plants) plants in the fairy garden container
  • Add in  Shake’n Feed All Purpose Plant Food to make sure the  flowers and plants get off to a great start.
  • Cover your soil with pebbles or gravel or just make paths (we are undecided which way to go)
  • Add in your fairy house and other fairy furniture. We plan on adding a rope ladder, and some mushrooms soon. 
As you can tell we have big plans for or fairy garden I'm sure it will be a project that grows as we go.  It's a project we're having fun brainstorming, creating and crafting.  Don't forget to visit Miracle Gro on Pinterest. Give them a follow to keep up to date on all kinds of fun garden projects!

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