We’ve got a storm headed our way. A gully washer. Serious wet stuff falling to the ground.
My UK friends are yawning about now, but “big rain” is unheard of in Silicon Valley. I’m pretty excited. Everything in the garden perks up when it rains and we are well past due. I hope folks behind the wheel remember to take their time. The roads will be slicker than usual.
Knowing we’re in for the wet and windy, I temporarily moved the fairy garden indoors. Christmas is less than a month away, so I got busy decorating for the wee ones.
I bought a pair of miniature cyclamen with my nursery haul over the weekend. They look so cute next to the tiny Blue Fescue fairy house. The ground cover is holding up nicely, but the Fescue needed a trim. That done, I “planted” sprigs of holiday greens and added lights.
In light of the weather, I moved the chairs under cover and set up a table to go with them. The “slip covers” are re-purposed wrappers from the Hydrangea. Some festive ribbon adds color to the base of the table. I think I spotted a few tiny deer drinking nearby. A few broken ornaments add a bit of cheer. I pulled some dried flowers and berries from last week’s Thanksgiving arrangement. They worked well over the entrance to the house and to add color to the table.
All set for the holidays!
If you haven’t tried fairy gardening, give it a whirl. It’s a fun, creative and relaxing way to garden on a small-scale. I like to challenge myself by reusing items from around the house.
- Two broken ornaments (archway, background)
- Table (empty spool, scrap ribbon, paper flower)
- Slipcovers (waterproof plant wrapper)
- Dried berries, dried flowers (a floral gift from Thanksgiving)
- Plastic deer (leftover from a children’s project)
- Slate walkway (from a broken fountain)
- Two miniature cyclamen
- Waterproof lights
You are so imaginative! I love seeing all the transformations in your fairy garden. They always look like somewhere’s I’d like to visit (If I was a fairy). I like the dear wandering in for a little rest. I’d say sorry to hear about the weather, but you seem quite pleased so….yah, a storm!!! ha. Hope it doesn’t get too windy!
Thank you, Boomdee. We are happy about the rain. We are only at half of our seasonal norm so we need it. The winds aren’t bad today, but the next two storms, arriving back to back are expected to be heavier.
It’s nice when everything is all fresh and green. I just loved looking thru your gardens at this time of year….snowing again today…I had to walk to a Dr App’t and it was cold too…yesh, it’s a funny year.
Do you get much ice or is it fairly safe to walk (other then freezing your nose off)?
I hope your appointment was just routine. Thinking of you.
Oh ya, the up and down temps we have in Alberta do cause havoc with the ice. But we’re getting to the part of winter where we’ll see much less fluctuation and it’ll just be ‘cold’.
That’s why I spend $300.00 a year switching tires off and on…they’re a godsend.
See you on FB. ❤
Great idea on the tires. Money well spent in my book.
I like to see the changes you make with each new holiday or season. Nice!
Thanks, Sharon! I’m having so much fun.
We’re happy to share our rain with you… but can you send some of your lovely sunshine over next Summer please? I hope you get chance to put your Wellies on and go for a splosh in the puddles 🙂
Your fairy garden is so sweet – it’s on my to-do list for next year x
Oh, PJ, how I wish we could make that exchange. I would deliver it in person, too, if I knew how. I love the idea of a splosh in the puddles. Crazy me actually enjoyed sweeping up all the leaves in the gutter and on the deck after the first wave. The sun is out now. Next storm do by morning I think.
I’m so glad you’re planning a fairy garden. Maybe a group of us will do it, and we can organize a blog hop. Wouldn’t that be fun?
That’s really cute!! The flowers are so pretty and unique.
Thank you. Cyclamens were one of my mom’s favorites. I inherited her love of them, too. It was such a kick to find them in miniature for only $2.99.
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