Be prepared for a lot of fairy garden posts to come. This is my third year of having the miniature gardens and I love sharing them. I told M and M that we would make something for their mom, my DIL. So after school and after ice cream we headed outside. That day the weather decided to heat things up. It was almost 90. That's the way we do things around here. Now it is supposed to rain for 4 days straight and be in the 60's.
First we got the potting soil out of Grammy's car that she bought at the nursery. I wanted to just fill the pot with the soil from home but Mr. M said he wanted to put the dirt in. Before the soil was put in we pounded nails in the bottom for drainage holes and also gathered stones and acorns and pine cones from the yard for extra drainage. (Please , note the dead looking shrub. For the first time ever the boxwood's around here all look like this after the hard winter. I don't think it is coming back) Also note the gloves. I never mentioned using them and I didn't. These poor children have parents that are OCD .
Okay after soil we added a couple of plants. I always like using a fork, for some reason, for the planting process. Here he is lightly patting the soil around the plants. Mr. M. loved the coleus and said it was so pretty.
And here is Miss M with her glove on. I just noticed what Mr. M has on .....boots, hah. The sun was in her eyes. Next we added blue glass stones to look like a pond. We also used some other little stones around the rest of the pot.
Now we added a boy for Mr. M.
And a little girl for Miss M.
We also added a little house and a birdhouse on a pole. They could decided what to use from the goodies I brought with me. I have been buying little things for awhile now just for the little gardens.
We took the garden in the house and gave it a good watering. When Dad got home he hid the garden in his workshop. I will be surprised if someone doesn't tell them about it before Mothers Day. Little kids love their parents and love making things for them. They were so happy over what they did. I let them do it all.
AND here is the finished product
FOR ALL OF YOU.........MOTHERS OF CHILDREN AND PETS......HAVE A HAPPY MOTHERS DAY. WE ARE BLESSED.