Saturday, July 3, 2010

Miniature Garden Birthday Fun

Yesterday was one of my bff's birthday and her gift theme this year was garden stuff.  She's become intrigued with miniature gardens, so I decided that I would make her one for her gift.  I'm not sure what "mentally challenged" part of my brain was involved in that decision because life has been just a bit busy lately but regardless, I bought plants at a nursery in Chehalis and found some cool stuff at the thrift shop in town and set to work Thursday night creating. 

I have to say that it was one of the funnest things I've done in a long time and I'm gonna have a really hard time not making a lot more of them.  They're seriously addicting.  

Making these reminds me of when I was a kid.  We spent a lot of weekends in the summer camping at Fish Creek Campground in Glacier Park and I would always find a tree at the edge of our campsite, hollow out a spot between two tree roots and collect rocks and twigs and bark and make tiny gardens with bark huts and twig fences.  Until I made this garden the other night, I'd forgotten how much I loved making those gardens.

I see at least a few more of these creations in my future.  :)


Tink said...

Your canvas is the world my friend...what an inspiration you are!

Cindy said...

I'll say it it! Thanks for making it for me. I'm on the look out for fun containers to make myself a few. :)

Vonnie said...

It was beautiful my dear. You never fail to amaze.

Jenny said...

I LOVE miniature gardens! This one you made is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I love it. You even have a little birdbath. I love birdbaths. I have one in my front yard and one in my back yard. Sometimes I wake up in the morning hearing birds splashing around it them. What fun. Your mini garden is awesome. What a neat idea. That would be great for someone living in an apartment with a little patio, actually for everyone.