All the plants used are real-- mostly ground cover starts, and a few baby succulents. I made the path out of crushed seashells from JoAnn's. I like them because they're iridescent-- I thought the fairies would appreciate a little sparkle in the garden. I lined the path with peat gravel from my neighbor's yard. (Thanks, Krista!) The peat gravel turned out to be just the right scale for this project!
Aren't these "shrubs" wonderful?! They almost look like day lilies!
I scooted back for this shot, so you could really sense the scale of this little garden. As you walk into the courtyard, you see that it's a planter, but then as you move in closer it becomes apparent that it's a little miniature garden-- I like little unexpected surprises like that in a garden! Here's another angle-- looking down onto the garden. It's been fun to collect the accessories, and then to finally put it all together! Now I've just got to wait for the fairies to show up!