Saturday, April 25, 2015

Fairy Gardens

As a person who loves container gardens and gardens in general,

I have developed a deep affection


 Fairy Gardens.

Secret Garden

There is so much you can do with them and the possibilities are almost endless.

You can use almost any container ~ 
just get a little creative and let the magic begin.

I have three gardens:

~  The Secret Garden
~  Hilary's Garden
~  The Butterfly Garden

The secret garden I planted in a moss basket with various hens and chicks, a bird bath, arched bridge, a few rocks, a bird house...
  and of course a fairy.

 I planted one in memory of my beautiful niece Hilary,
 who passed away 8 years ago.

You are forever remembered 
and forever missed.

I used some angel plants along with a heart shaped rock
(Hilary loved hearts)
a fairy holding a bird, a pink flower
and a solar light which gives it a really nice glow at night.

Hilary's Garden

The butterfly garden contains hens and chicks 
a mini cloche with a bird bath in it, 
some fairy plants
a rustic birdhouse
a sweet frog 
a Butterfly that glows in the dark
some stones
a Heart of Hope
and of course 
a fairy.

 Butterfly Garden

I strongly recommend planting one (or more) of these...

they are so peaceful and really bring a little bit of magic to any


Happy Gardening!


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Take it to Heart Earth Day

Image result for earth day images  
photo credit google images

As I get older the activist in me is becoming stronger and I feel compelled to really make a 

So in honor of Earth day I am making it a priority to do my part to support this beautiful planet
we live on and the important role the land and trees have in our lives.
Trees play an incredible role in a healthy environment by providing oxygen, 
reducing carbon dioxide, providing shade and cooling our planet.

When there is a natural disaster and trees are lost this has a major effect on the environment
and it's important to replace and restore those affected areas to a healthy state.

The Arbor Day Foundation is a great place to make a donation
 or have some trees planted either in memory or celebration of a loved one.  
I personally gave a donation to the tree recovery fund which replaces trees in areas that 
experienced a natural disaster.

If you're a do-it-yourself type then maybe do a little planting
of your own ~ either way you'll be doing good and you'll feel good knowing
you're making a valuable contribution.

If we take care of it,
it will take care of us.

Take it to heart...
let's do our part!