Fairy Gardening 101

How to Design, Plant, Grow, and Create Over 25 Miniature Gardens

Author: Fiona McDonald

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1629142824

Category: Gardening

Page: 208

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Release your inner child and step into the fairy world by creating your own enchanted garden, no matter how much space you have! Fairy gardens are increasing in popularity and Fairy Gardening 101 provides you with all the information necessary to design, plant, and care for your very own miniature garden oasis. Author, artist, and fairy gardener extraordinaire Fiona McDonald introduces readers to the history of fairy gardens and then provides step-by-step instructions, photographs, and illustrations for you to follow—or draw inspiration from—when starting your own project. Learn which types of plants and containers are most successful for a fairy garden, as well as how to develop a focal point for your enchanted mini Eden. Fairy Gardening 101 also provides important information on caring for your garden, on designing gardens for both indoors and outside, on using artificial plants to make your garden last a lifetime, and much more! You’ll also find inspirational photos from fairy gardeners around the globe as well as a list of suppliers. You don’t need to be a master gardener or to have a particularly green thumb to successfully plant and maintain your tiny fairy garden. All you need is a few miniature plants, some thoughtfully placed accessories, a fairy or two, and a love of whimsy and imagination.

Fairy Gardening

Creating Your Own Magical Miniature Garden

Author: Julie Bawden-Davis,Beverly Turner

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 162636186X

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

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Fairy gardens are enjoying an astonishing surge in popularity and now you can begin making your own enchanting miniature landscapes, complete with pint-sized accessories, diminutive plants, and quaint fairy figures. Gardeners Julie Bawden-Davis and Beverly Turner provide you with step-by-step instructions for creating a magical garden that will attract Thumbelina herself! Learn how to design, plant, accessorize, and care for your very own small corner of the world by following seven simple steps, including choosing the perfect container, planting luxurious pint-sized plants, decorating with properly scaled accessories, and telling a story through the delicate fairies you choose to inhabit your magical wonderland. Included are full-color photographs showcasing various types of fairy gardens and accessories, which are sure to inspire the designer in you! And best of all, these perennial gardens are perfect for the busy gardener, as they require less than ten minutes per week to maintain—this could be your new favorite hobby! For the inner child in us all, Fairy Gardening is sure to enchant both the novice and the experienced gardener who wishes to stir up Lilliputian flights of fancy.

Fairy Garden Handbook

Author: Liza Gardner Walsh

Publisher: Down East Books

ISBN: 160893215X

Category: Gardening

Page: 96

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The popularity of fairies and fairy houses has soared, as has the growing movement to get children interested in outdoor activities such as gardening. This new how-to book for parents and kids combines the best of both worlds. It includes basic information for beginning gardeners, such as soil preparation, planting, and watering, then branches into appropriate categories for every fairy gardener: • making miniature gardens and terrariums that are just the right size for fairy friends • butterfly and hummingbird gardens to attract these flying friends of fairies • rock and water gardens • wind chimes and prisms to add music and light to your gardens Sprinkled throughout are bits of fairy lore and garden wisdom. Written for children, or anyone with a child’s heart, and filled with color photographs, the Fairy Garden Handbook will turn curious kids into green thumbs in no time.

Fairy Gardens

A Guide to Growing an Enchanted Miniature World

Author: Betty K. Earl

Publisher: B. B.Mackey Books

ISBN: 9781893443501

Category: Gardening

Page: 76

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Provides information on designing, planting, accessorizing, and caring for a fairy garden.

Gardening in Miniature

Create Your Own Tiny Living World

Author: Janit Calvo

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604695285

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

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Get ready to journey into the huge world of growing small! The next garden trend combines the joy of gardening with the magic of miniatures. Gardening in Miniature is a complete guide to creating lush, living, small-scale gardens. It has everything you need to pick up this new hobby, including scaled down garden designs, techniques for creating tiny hardscapes, miniature garden care and maintenance, tips on choosing containers, how to buy the right plants, and where to find life-like accessories. Inspiring step-by-step projects feature basic skills that can be recreated in any number of designs, like a tiny patio, a trellis, a pond, and a secret garden. Whether you want to build a miniature empire in your garden bed or design a private garden with a pebble patio for an indoor centerpiece, Gardening in Miniature is the primer for creating your own tiny, living world.

Miniature Gardens

Design and Create Miniature Fairy Gardens, Dish Gardens, Terrariums and More-indoors and Out

Author: Katie Elzer-Peters

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1591865751

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

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DIVA revealing peek into the captivating world of gardening in miniature, complete with inspiring photos and practical step-by-step instructions./divDIV /divDIVA delightful, fun, and endlessly creative new trend is sweeping the gardening world: miniature gardening! With your imagination as the only limit to this infinitely customizable technique, miniature gardening showcases your individuality. Once you’ve learned how to design, create, and grow tiny plant combinations successfully, you’ll be able to let your creativity loose indoors and out. In Miniature Gardens, gardening expert Katie Elzer-Peters demonstrates the latest in plant options and designs through her gorgeous color photography and laser-focused DIY advice. Plenty of good tips and idea-generating information on small-scale furnishings are included as well. Where other books on this popular subject offer run-of-the-mill images and only limited how-to information, Miniature Gardens gives you a thorough and beautiful window into this tiny world, from fairy gardening to dish gardening, terrariums, and even a miniature water garden project. From cute home tabletop designs to elaborate mini-villages and everything in between, miniature gardening is a pastime that can be enjoyed by hobbyists and families of all ages and in all sizes of living space. With Miniature Gardens, you’re just a lightning strike of inspiration away from bringing to life the endless creations unique to your own imagination./div

Magical Miniature Gardens & Homes

Create Tiny Worlds of Fairy Magic & Delight with Natural, Handmade Décor

Author: Donni Webber

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1624143210

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

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Create Whimsical, Miniature Gardens with Handmade Fairy Furnishings From low-maintenance desert fairy gardens to tin towns for town-loving fairies, adults and kids alike will enjoy creating their very own miniature worlds. Complete with handmade décor like spool chimneys, magical signposts, goldfish and water lily ponds, birch and pine-thatch houses and more, your gardens will transport you into your own fairytale. Donni Webber guides you through preparation, planting and crafting magical, miniature accessories with natural materials. These adorable projects are a perfect escape from the mundane and will provide whimsy in your home, backyard or office. Children will love customizing their gardens as they imagine fairy folk visiting the charming homes and walking along the little stepping stones. Immerse yourself in magic and foster your love of gardening with this cheery, inspiring book.

Terrarium Craft

Create 50 Magical, Miniature Worlds

Author: Amy Bryant Aiello,Kate Bryant

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604693096

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 196

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A terrarium is nothing less than a miniature world—one that you can create yourself. It might be a tiny rainforest, with lush foliage and bright tropical flowers. Or a desert, with strange succulents planted among colorful stones. Or a Victorian fernery. Or a minimalist composition with a single, perfect plant. Or it might not contain any plants at all. It might be made with crystals, feathers, bones, seashells, bits of wood, porcelain trinkets—anything that catches your fancy and helps create a mood or look. Whatever they contain, terrariums are the ultimate in modern, affordable, easy-care décor. Terrarium Craft features fifty original designs that you can re-create or use as inspiration for your own design. Each entry comes with clear step-by-step directions on how to assemble and care for your terrarium. You’ll also find helpful information about selecting a container, using appropriate materials, choosing the right plants, and maintaining your terrarium. (Hint: It’s easy! In fact, many terrariums are self-sustaining, requiring no maintenance whatsoever!)

Fairy Houses

How to Create Whimsical Homes for Fairy Folk

Author: Sally J. Smith

Publisher: Cool Springs Press

ISBN: 0760354839

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

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Create the ultimate fairy houses, made with natural materials - just the way real fairies build their homes! Have you ever seen a real fairy house? Not the ceramic ones you purchase, but a real fairy house made from natural elements? Well, now you can build your own miniature magical abode - the perfect addition to your garden. Revealed in Fairy Houses for the first time are the step-by-step instructions for constructing exquisite fairy houses, explained by master fairy house architect Sally Smith. From her home on the edge of the Adirondacks, Smith has been creating one-of-a-kind fairy residencies for years. She uses natural artifacts such as butterfly wings for stained-glass windows, twigs for window frames, and birch bark for walls. Smith reveals her building secrets in Fairy Houses. Readers begin their fairy house project by flipping through an inspiration gallery, deciding what kind of house they wish to create and considering where in nature they'll put it. From there, readers learn about building materials (found and natural), on-site fairy house construction, how to light a fairy house, and how to incorporate stonework into the design. All of Smith's secret tips and techniques are then showcased in a series of step-by-step photos, making fairy house creation easy. The ones featured in Fairy Houses were designed especially for this book and are meant for longer-lasting installations. With this book, fairy houses move beyond "cute" and into beautiful nature-woven works of art. When you're through, you'll find yourself in an enchanted land where a Lord of the Rings-esque mood is magically evoked.

The Gardening in Miniature Prop Shop

Handmade Accessories for Your Tiny Living World

Author: Janit Calvo

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604697016

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 248

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A not-so-mini trend The Gardening in Miniature Prop Shop is the next big thing for the crafters and gardeners already captivated by gardening small. Organized by playful themes—including gardens around the world, holidays, and fantasy gardens—it’s a fun-filled guide to creating one-of-a-kind gardens and the accessories that make them shine. Thirty-seven projects are included with fully illustrated, step-by-step instructions. For a Japanese garden, you will learn how to create a miniature sand garden. For a Halloween garden, you'll learn how to make a flying ghost and zombie. And for a space garden, you'll learn how to make a tiny space ship and alien. The Gardening in Miniature Prop Shop is for anyone enchanted by the whimsy of creating a tiny world.

Fairy Houses of the Maine Coast

Author: Maureen Heffernan

Publisher: Down East Books

ISBN: 0892729791

Category: Social Science

Page: 80

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The cultural phenomenon of “fairy houses” crafted solely from available natural materials apparently originated spontaneously on a few Maine islands, and in recent years, these charming, wee shelters made from leaves, moss, twigs, stones, bark, shells, feathers, and other found items have caught the imaginations of parents and children everywhere. Fairy Houses of the Maine Coast showcases outstanding examples of the miniature homes and delves into the history and folklore associated with garden and woods fairies.

Fairy House

How to Make Amazing Fairy Furniture, Miniatures, and More from Natural Materials

Author: Debbie Schramer

Publisher: Familius

ISBN: 9781939629692

Category: Art

Page: 176

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Fairy House is a fascinating adventure into the making of miniscule kingdoms of the fairytale realm from found objects in nature. This unique how-to book offers a look at “nature as art” in a more sophisticated style than most instructional books. Through more than 200 clear, detailed, full-color photographs and understandable yet whimsical guidance, the reader will learn to fashion intricate, tiny cups from acorn pods and grapevine tendrils, elaborate chairs from bark and moss, dreamlike beds from delicate flowers and leaves and an amazing array of other beautiful and unique pieces that will inspire the reader to find their true artistic ability and imagination. A photo gallery of other stunning pieces provides shared the reader more possibilities to create. Projects include: Woodland Characters Accessories for the Forest Cottage Garden The Fairy Garden Garden Wishing Well Tower for the Elfin King The Gardener’s Wagon The Gardener’s Potting Shed Fairyland Gazebo The Fairyboat Bed, and more than twenty more!

Fairy Homes and Gardens

Author: Ashley Rooney,Barbara Purchia

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764346989

Category: Architecture

Page: 128

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Many supernatural creatures are said to inhabit our world. Their magical, wonderland realm has been the subject of many books, movies, and our childhood dreams. In this richly illustrated book, 30 designers from around the world transform natural settings into enchanting displays that recreate that sense of wonder. Using artificial flowers, fabric, sticks, wire, crystals, berries, acorns, baskets, and polymer clay, these designers have been inspired to create their own “once upon a time” fairy home and garden for special events, storytelling, or just because they believe in fairies. In doing so, they tap into our inner child and help us to imagine a new world. This is a wonderful resource for designers and artists, as well as parents, teachers, or anyone looking to create their own magical place.

Real Gardens Grow Natives

Design, Plant, and Enjoy a Healthy Northwest Garden

Author: Eileen M Stark

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 1594858675

Category: Gardening

Page: 320

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CLICK HERE to download sample native plants from Real Gardens Grow Natives For many people, the most tangible and beneficial impact they can have on the environment is right in their own yard. Aimed at beginning and veteran gardeners alike, Real Gardens Grow Natives is a stunningly photographed guide that helps readers plan, implement, and sustain a retreat at home that reflects the natural world. Gardening with native plants that naturally belong and thrive in the Pacific Northwest’s climate and soil not only nurtures biodiversity, but provides a quintessential Northwest character and beauty to yard and neighborhood! For gardeners and conservationists who lack the time to read through lengthy design books and plant lists or can’t afford a landscape designer, Real Gardens Grow Natives is accessible yet comprehensive and provides the inspiration and clear instruction needed to create and sustain beautiful, functional, and undemanding gardens. With expert knowledge from professional landscape designer Eileen M. Stark, Real Gardens Grow Natives includes: * Detailed profiles of 100 select native plants for the Pacific Northwest west of the Cascades, plus related species, helping make plant choice and placement. * Straightfoward methods to enhance or restore habitat and increase biodiversity * Landscape design guidance for various-sized yards, including sample plans * Ways to integrate natives, edibles, and nonnative ornamentals within your garden * Specific planting procedures and secrets to healthy soil * Techniques for propagating your own native plants * Advice for easy, maintenance using organic methods

Gardening Lab for Kids

52 Fun Experiments to Learn, Grow, Harvest, Make, Play, and Enjoy Your Garden

Author: Renata Fossen Brown

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1627880305

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 136

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A refreshing source of ideas to help your children learn to grow their own patch of earth, Gardening Lab for Kids encourages children to get outside and enjoy nature. This fun and creative book features 52 plant-related activities set into weekly lessons, beginning with learning to read maps to find your heat zone, moving through seeds, soil, composting, and then creating garden art and appreciating your natural surroundings.DIV /divDIVAuthor Renata Fossen Brown guides your family through fun opportunities learning about botany, ecology, the seasons, food, patience, insects, eating, and cooking. The labs can be used as singular projects or to build up to a year of hands-on outdoor experiences. The lessons in this book are open-ended to be explored over and over–with different results each time! Garden Lab for Kids is the perfect book for creative families, friends, and community groups and works as lesson plans for both experienced and new gardeners. Children of all ages and experience levels can be guided by adults and will enjoy these engaging exercises./divSo, slip on your muddy clothes, and get out and grow!

Teeny Tiny Gardening

35 step-by-step projects and inspirational ideas for gardening in tiny spaces

Author: Emma Hardy

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN: 1782492968

Category: Gardening

Page: 144

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Teeny Tiny Gardening is horticulture on the smallest of scales. No matter how tiny your space - indoor or outdoor, garden, yard, balcony or even just a windowsill or tabletop - here you will find original, fun and inspiring ideas. The 35 projects range from an elegant fern terrarium and a scented spring bulb basket to colourful woven bags and hessian sacks filled with cheerful summer blooms. There are edible gardens, including fruit bushes planted in catering-sized kitchen pans and a vertical garden of herbs grown on a wooden stepladder. You will find lots of ideas for using recycled and salvaged containers, such as a metal bathtub filled with vegetable plants, metal food tins used for an indoor garden of wildflowers and a stack of wooden drawers filled with trailing plants. And at the teeniest end of the scale, there are even miniature tabletop gardens created in eggshells and bottle tops! Children can learn basic gardening skills, too, by following the step-by-step photos to make their own magical fairy garden or a mysterious dinosaur den. Whether you are looking for ideas for all-year foliage or for a summer display of flowers, wanting to grow your own veggies and herbs, or needing to revamp your balcony, Teeny Tiny Gardening will provide you with all the inspiration and practical knowledge you need.

In the Garden with Jane Austen

Author: Kim Wilson

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711225947

Category: Gardening

Page: 128

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Jane Austen loved a garden. She took a keen interest in flower gardening and kitchen gardening alike. This book strolls through the sorts of gardens that Jane Austen would have known and visited: the gardens of the great estates, cottage gardens, gardens in town, and public gardens and parks. Some of the gardens she owned or knew exist still in some form today; among the gardens highlighted is the restored garden at Jane Austen’s House Museum in Chawton, England, complete with a sample planting plan of the flowers grown there now. The book also includes touring information for gardens featured in film adaptations of the novels. With lush photos, social history, excerpts from the novels, information on her life, and period drawings, this book brings Georgian and Regency gardens and Jane Austen’s world to life. In the Garden with Jane Austen captures the essence and beauty of the traditional English garden. As the heroine of Mansfield Park Fanny Price observes, “To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure, is the most perfect refreshment.”

Teeny-Tiny Fairy Garden

Author: Danielle Selber

Publisher: Running Press Miniature Editions

ISBN: 9780762463664

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 32

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Fairy gardens are trending -- this mini kit includes everything you need to create your own teeny-tiny fairy garden and make your little fairy friend feel at home. Kit includes: A mini fairy Three mini toadstools Moss Stepping stones 32-page book with fairy garden inspiration and instructions

Maximizing Your Mini Farm

Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre

Author: Brett L. Markham

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1620872978

Category: House & Home

Page: 272

View: 9859

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Mini farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family’s food on just a quarter acre—and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending less than half the time that an ordinary job would require. Now expanding exponentially on his bestselling Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1⁄4 Acre, Brett Markham gives you tips, tricks, and planning advice on how to make the most of your mini farm. New topics include: -Soil and Fertility yy Tools and Techniques -Planting Guides and Seeders -Easy Trellising -Weed Control Techniques -Greater Food Self-Sufficiency -Making Your Own Country Wines -Making Your Own Vinegars -Making Cheese at Home -Cooking for Self-Sufficiency Keep your costs down and production high with this complete guide to maximizing your mini farm—whether it’s a rooftop urban garden, a suburban backyard, or a more substantial plot of land. Materials, tools, and techniques are detailed with tables, diagrams, and 200 color illustrations and author photographs.

Quick & Easy Home DIY Manual

Author: Matt Weber

Publisher: Weldon Owen

ISBN: 1681881314

Category: House & Home

Page: 568

View: 9041

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For the first time homeowner and the venerable household-handyman, there is no better resource than this ultimate DIY manual. Learn how to prepare for unwelcome surprises as well as how to handle them when they inevitably happen. With high-quality design, intricate detail, and a durable flexicover—this manual is the perfect gift!