Thursday, November 8, 2012

Table Top Garden

While visiting my niece in Illinois, we went to a favorite garden shop, Prairie Gardens. Actually they have much more than garden things. Lots of holiday, candles, decorating. It's a great place to browse and get ideas. We were especially drawn to a display of plants and accessories for miniature and fairy gardens. Everything was so cute, and so expensive! But I couldn't resist a couple of the mini plants called "Itty Bitties".

We found a rusty square pan in the barn, filled it with terrarium soil and put together a little garden to enjoy this winter. We already had some garden things from the fairy garden we made in a wheelbarrow, but this is so small all we used was the chair, gnome and watering can.

These little plants are so cute. We'll just have to keep them trimmed so we don't get a mini jungle.

I think that plant in the foreground is Irish moss. I dug up a bit from outside - notice the clover.

For years I had gotten out of the house plant habit, but lately I'm enjoying them again. Next post I'll show what we did to the cast iron plant stand I bought last year. 


Nellie said...

Cute, cute little garden!

Karen said...

I love the little gnome! What a cute idea! xx

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Very cute! I love gnomes - your teeny one on the bench is so cute!

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Minature gardens are so delightful. I just love yours. I think we all, at times, lose interest in things, until something sparks our imagination back to life. Glad you are enjoying this!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

I love this! What a great thing to do when you can't work outside during the cold days!