Thursday, May 29, 2014

Glorious Poppies

My poppies have started blooming again. They are a big flower about 4/5 inches across and such a concentrated color of orange. I looked down my front sidewalk and thought someone had stuck a orange sprinkler flag there – but no it was my first poppy! They even survived the hail we had last Tuesday, it was just buds then. I like the star that forms at the center of this mandala.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Garden Fairies quote

Back to my circles, but before totally leaving the subject here's a Fairy quote inside the apple blossoms that were so pretty this spring.
Snow is melting and warmer weather is in the wings!  3 cheers!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Another Temporary fairy garden

Fairy Henge with a small star fish, sheet moss over the dirt holding the stones up and the Scarlet Pimpernel Fairy who was sitting.  Since there were no plants except the small one in back - there was nothing binding the earth together.  So when it slipped off the stair in my window well greenhouse - that was the end of this garden.  I think the fun of creating it is the best part anyway so I will try something different with the stones next (after our snow melts).  

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Temporary Fairy garden

A reminder Fairy Gardens are temporary constructions. In this basket garden I discovered the Flower Fairies of Cicely Mary Barker have been translated into 3-D versions about 3 to 5 inches tall.  Above is Buttercup, with a real pansy, a log with glass butterfly and a blue bird.  I put the garden out under the apple tree only to discover the next day that the squirrels like them too.  For some reason the little log the butterfly was on disappeared - the tail of the bird was bitten off and I had attempted to start a couple avocado seeds in a nearby pot, only to discover the squirrels took bites out of them as well.  Fortunately they don't like plastic as the buttercup fairy is still intact.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Flower Fairies

As a departure from my Mandalas, I have been making fairy gardens.  This is a May pole in a teacup, with two tiny fairies and a pansy, appropriate for the beginning days of May!  I put a thimble on top.  More fairy gardens will follow in the next couple of posts, then I will return to my flower mandalas.  Enjoy! I have been having fun trying to find just the right accents for these tiny gardens.