Choosing Plants for Your Miniature/Fairy Garden

 

Fairy gardens have been a popular addition to homes, both indoors and out, for some time now. (We blogged some inspirational pics here.) Fairy/miniature gardens are capturing the imagination of gardeners everywhere, giving a new way to garden without a huge commitment in either time OR size. And they can be literally anything you want them to be.

They're an interesting phenomenon. What is it that makes mini-gardens so popular? It may simply be that we're intrigued by anything in miniature. Or it could be the fascinating peek into another world - and our own imaginations.

Add-ons to fairy gardens, such as faux toadstools, doors, steps and "rivers," are easy to maintain. But what plants should you choose in order to make your fairy garden realistic (and make it last)?

This fun article is a great starting off point in choosing the perfect plants for your fairy grotto. In addition to basic tips, it delivers a list of fantastic plants to make your mini garden grow. Try these gorgeous choices:

1. English Boxwood – Buxus sempervirens*
2. False Cypress – Chamaecyparis lawsoniana*
3. Parlor Palm – Chamaedorea elegans
4. Norfolk Pine – Araucaria heterophylla
5. Ellwood’s Blue Cypress – Chamaecyparis lawsoniana*

6. Dwarf Mondo Grass – Ophiopogon japonica ‘Nana’**

7. Baby Tears – Soleirolia soleirolii**
8. Corsican Mint – Mentha requienii**
9. Sugar Vine – Parthenocissus striata (aka Cissus striata)
10. Zebra Haworthia – Haworthia fasciata

Meanwhile, view the vid from the article (see empressofdirt.com):

Thank you, Empress of Dirt! Enjoy, lovelies - and keep (mini) gardening!




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