How about this farm? You Bachelor fans should love this! A barn, chickens and a potager all make this an adorable homestead. The plants include basil, baby's tears, and in the potager, they used succulents such as Echeveria and Crassula to represent the veggies. So cute!
|Using cloches to extend the growing season.|
|A braided azalea tree makes the shade for this adorable garden|
|This green roof is covered with succulents|
|Wire vine or Muehlenbeckia used to represent grape vines.|
|This little camp site is cool in the shade of a Norfolk Island Pine and a lemon cypress.|
Even though most fairy gardens are outside, many houseplants can be and are used, especially if the garden is in a shady spot. As we saw above, little trees like Norfolk Island Pine, topiaries, and cypress trees are perfect to represent large shade trees in your mini gardens. Of course they will have to be brought in for the winter though, unless you live in the south. Many small plants like baby's tears and Selaginella make great ground covers. Fittonia or Hypoestes add a splash of color in your fairy garden. Succulents are used for all kinds of accents, such as veggies, roofs, and in tiny containers as they can live without soil for quite some time.
When you start your fairy or gnome garden or just a mini garden, look in the houseplant section for some inspiration!
This miniature garden can be kept inside year round as it completely made with houseplants. This little bench is completely surrounded by Tillandsias or air plants.