Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Pinteresting People: Jenny Holiday

I've been trying to remember how I stumbled upon the Everyday Is A Holiday blog and I can't. I'm sure it was just inevitable that I would. It seems that ever since I made the big commitment to my muse , myself and my creativity I find that I am drawn like a magnet to others who have done the same. Reading about the adventures and challenges of amazingly talented and creative people like Jenny and Aaron keeps me inspired and motivated to live up to my own creative potential.  

I also really enjoy following Jenny on pinterest. I wouldn't say my style is exactly the same as hers but there is definitely some overlap. Also, I think her love of and loyalty to pink and blue hues gave me the confidence to go with a similar color scheme when I decorated my garden shed.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

The Good Fairy Garden

The Good Fairy in her garden

I received a few comments and questions about the photo of my fairy garden that I included in my last post.  So, I thought I would tell everyone more about it here.

It all started with a visit to our local antique mall where I first saw our charming little fairy house.  I fell in love with it then but thought it was a bit too extravagant and didn't know exactly what I would do with it.  I half jokingly suggested to Hippie that he get it for me for Christmas and then walked away.

Fast forward to Christmas morning, where this was waiting for me by the tree:

Merry Christmas to me

The minute I saw it I realized that, of course, I would put it in the garden.  I thought Spring would never get here but when it did, Hippie and I got to work clearing weeds and vines from an overgrown corner of the garden.

Hippie, banisher of vines and evil faries

I wanted the house to be elevated so we made a raised bed using a few kits from the home improvement store and literally a ton of top soil.

A garden within the garden

Then it was time to plant the garden.  I made the front path using rainbow rock and lined it on either side with Irish Moss.

The Fairy garden shortly after planting

I planted two types of Veronica on either side of the house, the delicate pink and appropriate "Fairy Tale" on the left and "Purple Explosion" on the right.  In front of that is Campanula "Samantha" also known as Bellflower.  The trailing plants with the white flowers are Lobelia, an annual in these parts.

Fairytale Veronica

Purple Explosion Veronica

Samantha Bellflower

So far everything is doing great.  It's really nice having this little garden which is easy to maintain and fun to visit even when I am feeling overwhelmed by all the work awaiting me elsewhere in the garden.  It truly is a magical place.

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