DIY Project ~ Mother's Day Fairy Garden

45 Minutes

Just in time for a Mother's Day project, I found a cracked birdbath sitting in a neighbor's curbside trash. I have been saving little bits of things to make some fairy gardens and this just plopped into my lap (actually the front passenger seat of my car).
Although it looks more extensive, this project took just forty-five minutes to put together, not including the heaving and hauling of the very heavy concrete birdbath to and from the car!
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Mother's Day Fairy Garden
Tulip Fairy amidst the wooly thyme, lemon thyme, sedums "Coral Carpet" and "Larinem Park" and Armeria "Morning Star White"
Tulip Fairy in her birdbath garden.
Here's another! Clearance concrete pot for $1, two little houses from a yard sale for $1 and plants from the yard!

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Barb Rosen

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  • Barb Rosen
    on May 8, 2013

    Thanks, @Francine Nault ! I'll be looking forward to seeing your "new" flower bed plantings!

  • Drought Smart Plants
    on Jul 24, 2013

    @Francine Nault I recommend hardy succulents for your garden - I grow a ton of Sempervivum, and Sedum and I'm also in Zone 5. they do really well. @Barb Rosen So sorry to take your thread off topic! Loving the fairies and their lovely gardens...

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