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Fairy Garden from Recyclables

We’ve had several fairy gardens this past summer. All of them in containers on our patio. All of them drown as soon as there was a decent rain. Seems to me that if you want a fairy garden to be able to survive a bit of wet weather then you need to supply it with either some coverage or to make your garden in the ground where the rain water will naturally seep away. I didn’t think it would be possible for us to have such a fairy garden in our current living situation.
Then I noticed our bushes looked like a tiny forest near to the ground. Unfortunately they were a bit messy. I always knew there were lots of dead leaves and a couple plastic baggies tangled in the branches but we generally just avoided the bush because we didn’t know what sort of wildlife might be under those piles of dead leaves. I decided that it was worth the risk to investigate further, perhaps if I found no snakes then this could be the perfect site for our fairy garden.
Fairy Garden, Suzy Homeschooler (2)
I didn’t find any snakes but I did find out that people are disgusting. Under those piles of dead leaves I found broken glass, cans, bottle caps, nails, screws, a rusty metal pipe, scrap wood, insulation, fast food containers- the list goes on. How have we been living with this 2 feet from our front door?! Our neighbors bushes look similar to ours, with what seems to be piles of dead leaves and a couple plastic baggies, but I doubt that there isn’t just as much disgusting stuff underneath theirs as well.
Fairy Garden, Suzy Homeschooler (16)
Once I had cleared out all the rubbish, things were looking much more promising. (more…)

Pimp My Patio, Day Seven

So far the only “gardening” our family had done this year was our take on a fairy garden:
Pimp My Patio Day 7 from Suzy Homeschooler - Zombie Garden Update #2
Creepy Zombie Forest. Which LittleMan recently decided to add a gnome to, lol.

As I’ve mentioned before, our family has done different things to try and cut back on costs every year, including one year having a veggie scrap garden. (more…)

Update on Our Creepy Zombie Forest -and- Zombie Defrost Sensory Bin

About a week ago, I posted on our alternative to fairy/gnome gardens: zombie forest. At the time our seeds had not yet sprouted so the forest looked a little barren. Well the seeds have grown in now and I can say that it looks exactly how we imagined it should.
First, let me share how it looked the day we planted it:
Zombie Garden from Suzy Homeschooler (3)
And here’s how it looked a few days ago:
Zombie Forest Update 1 from Suzy Homeschooler
Now, here’s how it looks today: (more…)

Fairy Garden? No- Its A Creepy Zombie Forest!

I’ve been looking at these beautiful fairy and gnome gardens all over Pinterest for about a year now and wishing I had some way of getting LittleMan interested in such a thing. They look so cute and so fun but when I tried to make one with him last summer, he would have none of it.
Then I came across this beautiful little fairy garden from Charming Zebra using dinosaurs instead of fairies or gnomes. WAY COOL!
But then, at the bottom of her post she suggests something even cooler…..creepy zombie forest.

So thats just what we did. (more…)