Sunday, September 25, 2011

The curse of the black thumb . . .

. . .  I hear it at every sale, "I kill every plant I get." That's so sad!

Here's the thing about my miniature gardens - they're easy to care for. They come with written instructions. And - you can email me if you're uncertain. Every single garden comes with care instructions. See?

I suspect overwatering is behind most cases of black thumb - in a well-meaning effort to keep plants healthy, we mistakenly drown them. Remember - most plants just want a drink, not a bath! Black thumbs can and should enjoy plants - don't let your fears keep you from taking home something like this:

Relax, enjoy and don't overwater!

Friday, September 23, 2011

New Hope sale preview

Here's a sneak peek at more of what will be at the New Hope sale tomorrow -


and there'll be lots more!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Here we go again!

I'll be at another sale this Saturday, September 24 from 9:00 to 1:00
"Fall Into the Holidays" Craft Sale
New Hope Community Farmer's Market
4401 Xylon Ave N
New Hope, MN 55428

(next to K Mart)

I'll bring some of these:

and these:

and of course, some of my fall-themed gardens, too.
See you there?

Friday, September 16, 2011

And another thing . . .

. . . I've been making fall fairy gardens and there will be lot of them at the Cobblestone Gardens & Market 4th Annual Art Fair.

Here's the address:
2100 W. Old Shakopee Road
Bloomington, MN 55431


Here's a close-up:

Beautiful weather is predicted, do come!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Help - they're everywhere!

I'm getting ready for the Cobblestone Fair this Saturday and there are fairy gardens everywhere you look. There are gardens in every stage of construction, plants, fairies, stones, etc, etc all over the kitchen. We had a frost warning last night, so all the gardens that were enjoying life on my deck had to come in for the night. Yikes.

I'm excited about my latest product - Fairy Garden Kits. I've put together all the things needed to make a kit at home:

Here's a finished product:

I think this would be a great project for a parent and child or as a gift for an apartment dweller who loves plants or even a college student whose dorm room could use a little green.

Come to my sale. Buy lots - I need my kitchen back!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


At my sales I have heard from  many customers that they want to make a fairy garden but haven't been able to get started. I thought it might be fun to make creating a fairy garden a little easier by putting together simple fairy garden kits, with directions. I will have do-it-yourself fairy gardens available at my next sale at Cobblestone Gardens in Bloomington this Saturday. 
Each kit will have: 

  • a glass container
  • already measured rock, horticultural charcoal, and potting soil 
  • an ivy plant 
  • a fairy 
  • moss 
  • and a few more accents to create a woodland garden 
  • And, of course, directions.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Finally - a Fairy!

It occurred to me that I've been posting so many variations on fairy gardens that it's high time I showed a fairy garden with a fairy in it!

This picture was taken in my kitchen and I do think she looks lovely here, but think how nice something like this would look in your kitchen!

(I can make that happen, you know - see my email on the right or leave me a comment.)

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Sleeping dogs . . .

You've heard the saying, let sleeping dogs lie, right? (It means don't stir up trouble.) 

These dogs sleep and sleep and they'll never stir up any kind of trouble!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Fairygardens - Gardens = Fairies

I'm always on the lookout for fairies for my gardens, but not all of them wind up in gardens. These lovely ladies were for sale at my last yard sale and I'll also have garden-less fairies available at the Cobblestone Art Sale (see yesterday's post.)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

September 17th - Save the date!

I'll be participating in the Cobblestone Gardens & Market 4th Annual Art Fair.
Here's the address:
2100 W. Old Shakopee Rd.Bloomington, MN 55431
Here's the link:

Friday, September 2, 2011

Eclectic miniatures from the world over - day 5

As promised - Paris!
This garden has special memories for me - it was purchased at my first public sale, by a young boy. I was touched and flattered that he liked it enough to spend his own money on it and I do hope he continues to enjoy it.
Most of the gardens pictured on this blog are available and are most definitely for sale. I'm constantly on the look out for miniatures for my gardens, so although this one has found a home, there will certainly be another French themed garden bientôt!

Have a lovely, l-o-n-g weekend!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Eclectic miniatures from the world over - day 4

Meet my ladies from Korea - well, one is a bear, but since she's wearing a jeogori and a chima, I'm going to assume she's - a she!

A jeogori is blouse-like garment with long sleeves and the skirt is called a chima. Both these ladies are wearing Otgoreum or Cloth Strings which hang vertically across the front of the chima.

Next stop - Paris! 
See you tomorrow -