The Sevier County Master Gardener Flower and Garden Show
Stop by and see us there!
Check out lots of new mini garden goodies for your fairy garden, and plenty for your full size gardens too! We hope to see you!
This is key. Remember “Right Plant – Right Place” if nothing else! Plants are free spirits. They like different soils and temperatures and varied amounts of light and water. So first you have to consider where you are going to plant or place your mini garden when choosing your plants. Then you need to make sure that the plants you choose will play nicely together. Similar requirements for light and water are essential, especially in a container.
Your local garden center is going to display sweet baby plants and herbs in adorable tiny pots and call them “Fairy Garden Plants.” You can use them, but keep this in mind:
If your garden will be outside, choose dwarf and miniature plants based on the amount of light your garden or porch gets and appropriate for your planting zone. For indoors, plants that require shade or low light are best. These are some of my favorites for indoor mini gardens:
Dirt is a four-letter word at Just Gardens Supplies. Dirt is dead. Organic Potting Soil or Planting Mix is what you want for your Miniature Garden containers. It has everything your plants need. When choosing soil, notice that there are different mixes for indoor and outdoor containers. Many mixes will have a mild, time released fertilizer added so be aware of this. You do not want to over fertilize your plants or encourage rampant growth in your tiny garden. A moisture retaining polymer may be added as well. This can be beneficial for an outdoor container.
Plants die sometimes. They just do. But it’s no reason to give up on mini gardening, and it’s certainly no reason to be afraid to try! Get another plant to replace it and try again. I can’t keep Irish Moss healthy all Summer to save my life. But I know when I see it for sale this Spring I’ll get some more and give it my best. I just love it!
Adapted from an article by Janit Calvo, best-selling author of Gardening in Miniature: Create Your Own Tiny Living World.
This is what I think of when I think happy thoughts. Sun, sand, toes in the water, and a fruity frozen beverage sporting a fairy-size umbrella. Ahhhh!
You haven’t heard from us much lately. Our apologies. What a Spring it has been! We are so grateful to be busy… but one day our landlord walked in and announced he was selling our building. Soon. So on top of our busiest season we have been hunting a new location, hiring contractors, designing a new space… oh so many little details. Len is shouldering most of this and he’s been a champ.
If that weren’t enough, there is a sweet little angel named Oliver who thinks he might prefer to make his entrance into the world right side up, making his ETA impossible to predict. Maybe July… maybe August. We’ll just have to pick a moving date and keep our fingers crossed!
Even though it’s been a bit stressful, we are thrilled about our new location and our new retail space! We can’t wait for our customers to see it. For that matter, WE can’t wait to see it. We’re not there yet! The plan is to expand our line of Miniature Garden accessories, as well as Garden Art and Home and Patio Decor. Beautiful, quality items we’ve never carried before. It’s very exciting!
Stay tuned! Updates to follow!
Those in the know (i.e. Len) would tell you this is a weed. Not exactly a garden. But my fairies are friendly and adaptable, and with the soil in East Tennessee they take what they can get.
Besides. I like them. Daisies are the friendliest flowers. That’s a movie quote friends. There’s a free bottle of Fairy Dust for a lucky winner if you get it right in the comments and follow us!*
Happy Friday everyone!
*winner chosen at random