I Spent my Labor Day, laboring over a mini fairy garden! The other day we were discussing the future plans of gardening for the backyard that we're going to get started on in the Spring. I want to put a little mini fairy landscape in the garden area up by the house. I looked at tons of pictures online and think they are just so fun and cute...a little fairy house tucked away with some mini decorations within a larger garden. I looked up different fairy houses, and decided that I could make my own. With a little bit of bark mulch, some moss and a little birdhouse, I could make just what I want. As cute as the ceramic and resin ones are, I wanted something more woodsy and nature-looking.
In the process of looking, I thought, damn, I'm gonna have to wait until the Spring to get started on this. So I decided to do a little mini garden for in the house. I went shopping yesterday and gathered up some supplies and then went for a walk down the trail behind my house and found some fun things to add to the natural habitat...some acorns, bark with moss and some twigs that I ended up using to make legs for a mini bench along with some bark from my mulch for the seat and back.
I think it turned out rather nicely. Now I just need a fairy!
We also planted a few trees in the backyard! It feels good planting things and I love that you can still plant so late in the year down here. I had a fruiting pear tree by the deck that I really liked up in New York. It had a nice form to it and stays small, so we picked out another one of those and put it outside our bedroom window. The other one is an autumn maple that we planted in the backyard toward the property line. I can't wait to get started on the landscaping next year. I have all these ideas and plans in my head. It's going to look real nice when we're done.
Hope you all had a nice weekend!