Hello I have been wanting for weeks to build a fairy garden for my kids.
I have purchased a glass coffee table were the lid comes off.
I am thinking of NOT having potting mix (safer for the kids) and maybe using sand....will this work????
Also was thinking of using fake plants/moss (I don't have a green thumb).
Any ideas inspiration? ?????
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27-10-2014 15:53 #1
Any art farty creative types want to help me with ideas to make Fairy garden
27-10-2014 17:00 #2
What an awesome idea.
I don't have any suggestions for you but have you tried pinterest? Or a Google image search..
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27-10-2014 17:20 #3
How old are your kids?
Sand could work with fake plants, but I tend to find kids are more interested in living plants that they can see grow/pick/eat etc. Fake plants seem more likely to get boring quickly, but then depends on the kids.
Actually, there's a thought. There are lots of succulents that can be grown essentially in pebbles...or in a small amount of soil, then covered in pebbles. Not so good for picking/eating, but great for structure & very hardy. Also easy for kids to help plant as, if you get the right ones, they're ridiculously easy to propagate/transplant.
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27-10-2014 17:53 #4
Buy some 'air plants'. As you might have guessed, they don't need soil, they get everything they need from the air. Should be available in bunnings.
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27-10-2014 21:20 #6Senior Member
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I would ask the nursery for some safe potting mix you can use for it.
Add real plants such as little grasses such as..Poa, Dianella, any sort of cottage garden flower would suit like daisy's,marigolds or dampiera's.
Even small herb plants would look and smell nice.
I would get some differnent kinds of pebbles for the kids to make little pathways in the garden, and some of those colored wishing stones ( you can get from any $2 shop. )
You could collect some small hollow logs and bits of curled bark, feathers, seed pods etc from the scrub/park somewhere nearby to add to the garden.
You could make a fairy house using natural materials from the bush or collect twigs and sticks to glue together into a rustic fairy house. Sprinkle some glitter over it.
Hope that helps a bit... good luck it sounds like fun.
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