This week I’d like to show you my Miniature Gnome Garden. I initially planned this miniature gnome garden with my little grand buddy in mind. I did the planting and then little grand buddy helped me sit up the gnomes, their houses and their accessories, including a dog and a frog. He pretty much rearranges it every time he’s over. We’ve found gnomes in the bubble machine, on the patio table or in the kiddie pool. And that’s perfectly okay with me.
When I saw this area the first time we saw the house, I knew immediately what I’d do with it. It’s just a small area about a foot wide and about four feet long between the house and the patio. At the time, it was filled with Ostrich Ferns and Maidenhair Ferns. The Maidenhair Ferns got to stay, the Ostrich Ferns did not. I knew it would be the perfect spot for a Miniature Garden featuring either Gnomes or Fairies.
Starting at the far left, these guys are hanging out under the shade of Maidenhair Ferns and Hypoestes (or Polka Dot Plant). Perhaps someday, my little buddy and I will name our Gnomes.
I should mention our Miniature Gnome Garden is complete shade, so I picked the plants accordingly. Caladium ranks very close to the top on my list of favorite annuals for shade gardens. At least it’s an annual here in my Zone 4b garden. I actually started these Caladium bulbs inside in March.
I think this little bridge is my favorite Gnome Village accessory.
In the middle of our Miniature Gnome Garden, this double impatiens makes a beautiful centerpiece, along with Pocketful of Sunshine Miniature Hosta.
And then on the right is another little Gnome house. This Gnome’s yard features a Pandora’s Box Miniature Hosta, a Caladium and another unknown miniature plant. Oh, and we can’t forget the mushrooms, cause a Gnomes got to have some shrooms.
That’s it for the tour of our Miniature Gnome Garden. It really is a fun and easy outdoor project to do with littles. If you don’t have the perfect spot in your yard like I did here, there are tons of ideas on Pinterest for different ways to plant and put together Miniature Fairy or Gnome Gardens. Perhaps you can add a Miniature Gnome or Fairy Garden to your plans for next year’s garden.
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