Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Happiness is....

When your lilacs are blooming! 

 I know many of you are past this point but it's our time for lilacs and it's such a joy to see!

The fragrance drifts and draws you to it.  I just want to stand there and bathe my nose in it!

For me today....happiness is....lilacs! 
I've pretty well finished with my fairy garden which I'll show later this week.
Right now I'm just taking in this moment....

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

A walk through the backyard...ready for Memorial Day

Hello everyone! 
Are you ready for this upcoming long holiday weekend (those of us in the U.S. that is)?
I'm ready to putter around the gardens and have some grilled food and relax. 

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Weekend of Planting

I took the plunge and planted my annuals this weekend.  It was a mini marathon event (at least for me it was) with going up and down steps many times, digging up soil from out back to half fill some of the larger planters, filling the planters with new potting soil and then the plants which all got an extra dose of pelted fertilizer.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Annually I plant Annuals

I have been itching to plant my annuals but have held off because of the weather forecasts that have included numerous frosts over the past few weeks.  Sunday morning we woke to find a light coating of snow!  I could've blurted a whole bunch of expletives but I knew it wouldn't last so I kept my tongue! By mid day it was gorgeous.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

A Little "Fairy" Notoriety

A couple of months ago I was contacted Sarah Elms at our local newspaper the Record Eagle and asked to do an interview about fairy gardening. 

Since it was March and most of my fairy garden was put away we did a phone interview and I shared pictures with Sarah that she had chosen from my garden blog.

I snapped pictures from the magazine.  I was so tickled to see this two page spread as the beginning of the article.  

Sarah's focus was to talk about the growing popularity of Fairy Gardening.  She interviewed a few people and different parts of the conversations are included throughout.

She wanted a picture of me so I set up a tripod and used my timer to take the picture shown in the upper left corner.  Early in March we had a complete meltdown of snow and I brought out some of my fairy garden pieces.  These pictures are from several different posts on my blog.

 I'm so pleased that Sarah chose me to include in her story. I was a little shy about doing it but I'm glad I let my guard down and went for it!

 I've also created fairy gardening in containers.  This can be rewarding especially if you don't have much space or garden beds.

This is my first fairy garden area.
All my Fairy Garden posts can be found if you go to my search bar and type in Fairy Garden.  Because of the heavy snowfall we get up here I put my fairy garden accents away every fall.  I change things up a bit each year since I have to bring it all out again.  

Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoyed my 15 minutes of fame!

This is a "link" to the Grand Traverse Scene magazine.  My story begins on page 34.
If that doesn't work well then use this "link" and select the story about "Fairy Gardens Growing Whimsy". 

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