Ever since I can remember, my oldest daughter has been making miniature landscapes to welcome faeries.
Taking a walk through my garden, you'd find pueblos made of cardboard, stools made of cork on tree stumps, and the occasional miniature glass of warm milk with cinnamon - apparently, a faerie delicacy.
Not being a fan of the traditional herb garden on a window sill, I had been looking for ways to make something utilitarian into something that was a bit easer on the eyes. So, I looked around my garden, pulled some supplies together and asked my daughter to help me with this project. She's a teenager now, so I wasn't sure if she'd be up for it, but she had a blast. (See the video.)
Our next miniature garden project will include a variety of basil plants, seashells, and sand collected over time. I am looking forward to seeing what my youngest comes up with.
What you will need to start a Miniature Garden:
- Wide-mouthed planter
- Decorative pebbles or small rocks
- Gardening shovel
- Assortment of herbs
- Assortment of ground cover plants
- Assorted miniatures (chairs, tables, planters, anything miniature)
Take a look at what you already have and fashion that into a landscape that you might enjoy if you were less than 2 inches tall.