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Welcome to My Garden

Welcome to Carol’s Faerie Gardens, the place where—just for a little while—one can enter the tiny world of faeries and enchanted miniature gardens.
My Faerie Garden

My Faerie Garden

While I have been involved in every aspect of our yard and borders, my faerie garden is totally mine. My hubby built the retaining wall (bottom of the page) so I would have a level place for my little garden. Then he planted the Chinese fringe tree (see Beginning at...

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Lemons to Lemonade

Lemons to Lemonade

As I mentioned before, when we moved here, our yard was pretty much a blank slate. There were a few attempts at landscaping, including a small weeping cherry tree planted on the left side of our house, which was probably put in right before the house was listed for...

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Past Successes

Past Successes

While going through photos for this blog, I came across some past successes in our front yard, some that were outstanding, and some that didn’t last for one reason or another. I will show more in another blog, but I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I enjoy...

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Beginning at the Beginning

Beginning at the Beginning

When my daughter and I restarted this blog, I decided to show first our side and back yard gardens and pathways because they are the latest areas that we have been working on. They have done very well this year but, as every gardener knows all too well, disaster may...

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The Luck of the Irish

The Luck of the Irish

No, we aren’t Irish but this moss, sometimes called Irish moss (sagina subulata), is really beautiful on this path. I was told by someone “in the know” that it would not grow and thrive here. But I have grown it in my faerie gardens as lawns for the little faeries,...

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A Walk On The Other Side

A Walk On The Other Side

In my last post, I talked about the pathway and flower border along side our house. This post will show you the other side of the path. This side had leyland cypress along it (see August 28, 2016); this made it the perfect border back drop and wind break. But because...

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Whimsey Among the Flowers

Whimsey Among the Flowers

In this post, I would like to show you more of the garden, whimsey and pathway on the side of our home. Inspiration can come from many sources: other’s gardens, garden centers, and Pinterest to name a few. In this garden all three had a role to play. Our front yard...

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Beginning Again!

Beginning Again!

My daughter and I debated whether to continue this blog; she has been very busy with her career, and I have been—well, just busy since my hubby retired. But our garden has changed so much since my last post, and Jen loves our garden, too—after all, she grew up here,...

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Zen Gardens

Zen Gardens

It has been (quite) awhile since I posted to this site. We have just been busy. Now that the contractors are done (yea!!), I can begin to repair the damage to our faerie garden under the trees. However, since it is raining today, I finally have a chance to put...

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Amazing Playhouse Deck

Amazing Playhouse Deck

The last part of the playhouse project, that I want to show now, is the deck complete with garage. Doesn’t every playhouse need a deck?? It was a big project and took awhile to complete. But the upside of that is the kids had something fun to look forward to each time...

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More Amazing Playhouse

More Amazing Playhouse

In my last blog post I mentioned that we created some neat stairs for our grandchildren’s playhouse. We decided to make them as functional and as colorful as possible. For function, we built cubbies under the stairs for their special treasures. Blue for boys, pink for...

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Amazing Playhouse

Amazing Playhouse

It is winter! And cold here. So we aren’t in the gardening mood at the moment. But I would love to share a project with you that we did a few years ago. Our daughter and grandchildren live far enough away that they usually stay overnight when they come. Although we...

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Snowmen Galore!

Snowmen Galore!

Happy New Year, Faerie Garden Friends! We are finally done taking down all our Christmas “stuff”. Because it is technically winter for at least another month, I rounded up some snowmen to decorate the mantel, probably until Valentine’s Day. As you can see in the first...

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Because It’s Christmas

Because It’s Christmas

Dear friends, I keep saying I am done posting for Christmas—BUT—as I was cleaning off my computer desk top I came across these photos that I had pulled from iphotos. So I thought one more post?? And I promise it really will be a short post. The first photo is so...

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O Christmas Tree(s)

O Christmas Tree(s)

Merry Christmas, Friends! I just have time for one last post before Christmas. I thought I would share some of our trees and how I decorate them. Did I mention that I love decorating?? : ) This tree is our “main” tree in the living room. It is done mostly in glittery...

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Christmas Mantels from Days Gone By

Christmas Mantels from Days Gone By

I have unearthed a few photos of Christmas mantels from previous years. The first four photos are of an arrangement I did several years ago, and it is still one of my favorites. I collect Department 56 New England Village pieces and I used some of them in this...

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Merry Christmas Mantel

Merry Christmas Mantel

It is that time again—time to redo our mantel for Christmas. Because it is a celebration of Christ’s birthday, I always use a nativity somewhere in my decorating. This year I used it on our mantel.As usual, I started with a clean slate. Then I tried several different...

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Enchanted Cottage at the Edge of the Woods

Enchanted Cottage at the Edge of the Woods

This is my last in-house faerie garden for the time being. I am going to concentrate on decorating for Christmas after I finish this post. (You didn’t really think I was going to stop decorating, did you?? 🙂 ) This is another of my favorite containers. While the...

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