Miniature Halloween Gardening with Plow & Hearth
Have a “little” fun in the miniature garden by mixing and matching Plow & Hearth’s fairy items and houses with their holiday accessories. In this blog today, we’ve used their houses in a couple of different gardens so you can get a better idea of what they look like. I’ve made notes about the plants and design throughout as well.
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– The backdrop of the Wilma Goldcrest cypress (aka Lemon Cypress) behind the Stucco Fairy Garden Cottage adds a splash of color in the winter months. If the temperature dips to freezing, I’ll have to cover them somehow, they are hardy to 0F.
– To make the hill, we mounded up the soil, planted the top then placed the stones and stairs into the side of the mound. We’re gradually adding little ground covers in between the stones to help hold the soil in place – a technique used in full-sized gardening here in Seattle to prevent mudslides.
– That “big” tree up on the hill is a Jervis Canada Hemlock. The ground cover that is cascading down the hill is a ground cover thyme. The wee shrubs lining the fence on the right-hand side are Alpine Spireas that are getting ready to shed their leaves for the winter.
– We usually use our Mini Patio Mix Kit to lock in the stone sheets but you can use them without and fill in the gaps with more soil. In a climate like Seattle, moss will eventually find its way into the cracks if I can leave it alone for a few seasons.
– Get “matchy-matchy” with your patio and houses, it just looks better. See the photo before this one to compare – it looked alright until we switched houses and found that this combo was much prettier. Pick up the colors of the house when selecting your miniature patio materials.
– When placing your items in your miniature garden, place them as you would in your full-size garden to help the realism and the enchantment. Leave pathways clear for foot traffic and the door free of clutter to go in and out. Make your path and patios cohesive by creating them with the same stone, or at least the same color of stone. See our Patio and Path Department for more ideas.
– Since working with the Plow & Hearth miniature fairy garden houses and accessories in our new in-ground garden, I must point out that I have some neighbors walk by and don’t see these fun details at all – and they don’t even see me in the garden either – and others just melt, point, giggle and say OMG alot. Lol!
– The Halloween Accessory Set from Plow & Hearth is very sturdy and staked with a rod to hold their place in the garden soil. Great for kids 6 and up, and perfect for “big” kids like you and me!
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