You can make the cutest Wheelbarrow Fairy Garden for your home so easily when you use these beautiful ideas ..
Fairy Gardens add a magical touch to your home and garden and there are just so many beautiful ways that you can present them. One of our favorite ways is to plant a wheelbarrow fairy garden.
We especially love the BHG wheelbarrow garden and today we are going to show you how you can make your very own using a few simple items that are probably already hanging around your home.You can place it under a tree or create a beautiful backdrop. You could even light your fairy garden up for a truly magical look! Scroll our post for more amazing ideas.
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There are so many ways to display your wheelbarrow fairy garden and you can use a new wheelbarrow or an old vintage one. You can paint it up or leave it rusty. You can also find how to make a popsicle stick fairy door in another of our popular posts.
We have found a short video tutorial that shows you how to turn your old wheel barrow into a gorgeous focal point for your garden or patio. You will love seeing how the different elements mesh together like how the creator The Seasonal Home used colorful buttons for the fairy pathway. This is just one of the super cute ideas that we love. To view the short video click Play below …
How To Make Wheelbarrow Fairy Garden
here’s what you will need -:
— Vintage wheelbarrow
— Medium-size pea gravel or river rock
— A piece of screen material cut to fit the bottom of the wheelbarrow
— Potting soil
2. Select Fairy Garden Plants
You can select from a number of fairy garden plants. They grow best in a sunny morning spot with some afternoon shade. If there’s no shade it’s best to stick with sun-loving succulents, annuals, and herbs.
3. Prepare the Wheelbarrow
In the bottom of the wheelbarrow, drill five to seven holes for drainage to prevent your plants’ roots from rotting in soggy soil.
4. Add Drainage Pebbles
Cover the bottom of the wheelbarrow with screen to contain the soil, then fill the base with a layer of medium-size pea gravel or river rock.
5. Add Soil
Fill the wheelbarrow with quality potting soil.
6. Add Water
Thoroughly soak the soil with water, then allow the water to drain and the soil to settle.
7. Level the Soil Surface
Gently pack the soil with your hands or a shovel and smooth the surface.
8. Position the House
Form a base for your fairy house by placing a square tile near the back of the wheelbarrow. Position the house for your fairy garden atop the tile.
9. Add a Stone Walkway
Use scissors to cut strips of tile from mosaic stone tile sheets. You can also use buttons or marbles or gemstones to create your path as shown in the video above.
10. Add Large Plants
Add fairy garden plants, applying full-scale landscaping rules: Begin with larger plants, then fill in spaces with smaller ones. The plants used in the photos above include a dwarf cypress, a small juniper, and a miniature pine.
11. Install a Perimeter Fence
Create an attractive border with a ready-made exterior fence or a homemade chicken wire version. You could even use Popsicle Sticks! To secure the fence, bury its base along the inside edge of the wheelbarrow.
12. Design Hardscape Features
Anything goes when it comes to designing your Fairy Garden. In the photos, an outdoor patio complete with a cozy fire pit is used. You can even use a shallow marble saucer to serve as a pond. A glass dish, an ashtray, or a blue glazed saucer also works. To keep the pond water clean, wait until the planting is finished before adding the water.
13. Fill Spaces with Smaller Plants
Use smaller plants to soften the edges of the house, path, patio, and pond. Allow space for growth, or plan to periodically trim the plants.
15. Finish with Accessories
Have fun accessorizing your space. Just remember to be consistent with scale, and keep the scene in real-life proportions. You also can update the wheelbarrow design with seasonal embellishments — spring lambs and ducklings, summer garden produce, and fall pumpkins or scarecrows. You can get fairy garden accessories here
Care for Your Miniature Landscape
Keep the soil moist to the touch but not soaking wet. To water, use a small watering can rather than a powerful spray hose that can wash away small materials. It’s suggested that you weed and water at least once a week. Give a good trim when your plants overgrow their spaces.
This Wheelbarrow Fairy Garden Tutorial is via BHG
You can use anything you like for your Fairy Garden like this super cute wagon.
Here’s another cute idea we found on Pinterest – you can add some solar lights to your wheelbarrow fairy garden.
The more colorful plants the better .. this Wheelbarrow Fairy Garden from 1001 gardens looks very whimsical.
Why not prop your Wheelbarrow Fairy Garden at the base of a tree .. such a great idea!
This super cute Wheelbarrow Fairy Garden is from ‘The Seasoned Home’
Our member Leanne made this Wheelbarrow Fairy Garden and what a great job she did!
This Wheelbarrow Fairy Garden was found on ‘Red Shed Vintage’
It doesn’t matter how rusty your Wheelbarrow is as shown on BHG
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