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Garden Ornaments, Fairy Houses and Hypertufa

Garden ornaments

Garden ornaments were everywhere at the New England Grows trade show in Boston this past weekend. Concrete and ceramic Buddhas, saints, rabbits, wooden trellises and rain chains . These containers reminded me of the hypertufa workshop that the Bridge of Flowers will be scheduling in April. I want to make a garden trough for alpines. Or succulents.

Miniature conifers

As I wandered around I saw this display of miniature and dwarf conifers – suitable for Fairy Houses. I only know about the Fairy Houses that children make out of bark, pebbles, moss and other natural bits and pieces but I doubt that they are in the market for miniature plants.

Fairy Garden landscape

I didn’t have to go far before I found this booth selling small items to outfit a fairy landscape and house.

Fairy Garden

It became clear to me that adults want fairy houses and fairy gardens as much as young children. We all want magic; some of us find it in the hidden places of our gardens – even if they are not  as well furnished as these. What kinds of ornaments do you have in your garden?