Wednesday, April 16, 2014

That Spot Is Taken

Last year with our yard beginning to take hold, I wanted to try something new this year. You know, something for added interest...like putting the old tree trunk remains to use.   So over the Winter, I thought and thought.  I'd read a few articles in garden magazines and decided to make something attractive with them. The base of our once 95' foot white pine will become a five foot wide flower pot...that one was easy.  The Pres said he could knock that out in no time.


Yet I still had others that I needed to put to work for me.  One in particular would be a perfect spot for a fairy garden.  With a flat trunked base the two trees (one still snow covered) have intertwining roots creating a cave-like entrance.  I'd planted some of my MIL's seed there last summer which I'm sure will add to the woodsy feel among the natural thick, lush ferns which adorn the area.



Then after emailing a few bloggers, they gave me an idea.  I want to try my hand at Fairy Gardening!  So, as they recommended, whenever I found coupons for Michaels, I would shop for another one or two of their miniatures that I could use.  



Once Spring is here, I plan on making my dream a reality.  Although with all my planning and dreaming, one minor problem seems to have occurred...




someone else had left their mark on it!!!


I realize these pix were taken when the white stuff was on the ground, but I just thought this little finch was so cute that I had to tell you the story!!!!




Sharing with you, the Goldfinch and those at




17 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

You take the most wonderful nature pictures, it's always a treat to pop over.

I am looking forward to seeing your fairy garden. What a great spot for it!

XO,
Jane

Beth @ "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

sounds fun ... i can't wait to see what you come up with, OM!! ( :

i love fairies!!

Buttons said...

Oh now you have me thinking of a fairy garden that would be perfect for that wedding coming up here on the farm. Hug B

Delores said...

He is a little cutie...I love the idea of a fairy garden. Waiting for pictures.

Sandra said...

great ideas to use the stumps. we used one in St Pete, it was 3 foot tall stump of a palm that died. we kept a big planter with asparagus ferns that hung almost to the ground. i hired a tree trimmer and when he came to the door for his check, he said Oh i threw in a freebie for you, got rid of that palm stump... bob came home and the plant was not there and he had a fit...

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Lovely little bird and I look forward to seeing the Fairy garden. Since Fairies live in Ireland will you need me to send you a few?!!

TexWisGirl said...

(white-throated sparrow, actually). :)

he's a cutie, though.

Light and Voices said...

Sooo cute!
JM Illinois
U.S.A.

Inger said...

I am looking forward to a fairy garden.

Ann said...

Maybe that little finch got wind of your plans and wanted to stick around to see it take shape. It looks like it would enjoy some fairy gardening.

Ginny said...

He IS cute, I believe he is a white throated sparrow? Awesome plans! I can't wait to see the fairy garden and flower pot.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Fairy gardens are quite trendy and I've been pulling things together myself fora talk I'm giving on them this summer. I've had fairy gardens here and there about the yard for a number of years, you could say I'm a big kid at heart. :) I like the idea of incorporating the stump and any twisted roots.
Good shot of the sparrow.

Rambling Woods said...

I would love to make a fairy garden...

janiceadcock said...

Sweet little bird! The squirrel may have fun in a fairy garden!

Linda said...

Beautiful series of photos.

Stewart M said...

I wonder if the current owners of the stump will just dig up anything you plant? If they are like the blackbirds here, they will!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

eileeninmd said...

Cute shots of the Sparrow! The new garden sounds like a great idea. Looking forward to seeing it when you are done.. Have a happy day!

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