Wanted suggestions of small plants for a gnome and fairy garden

ladyblues1965March 26, 2006

I plan to make a gnome and fairy garden . I need suggestions for plants that are miniture ,small in nature ect ,would probably be in the shade to part shade varieties. Got any ideas?



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Different types of mosses, miniature hostas, creeping sedums and the smaller varieties of hens and chicks.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2006 at 5:46PM
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Creeping Jenny, Grape hyacinth, Crocus, snowdrops, cyclamen, rain lily, heucheras, miniature daffodils (tete a tete), verbena, vinca, Ivy, pulsatilla, garlic chives (white and pink), strawberry and ornamental strawberry.


    Bookmark   April 3, 2006 at 12:50AM
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bekados(z9a--NW FL)

Elfin thyme for sure! Also, I am sending a link to a nursery that specializes in fairy gardens. They will tell you just what plants to use!

Here is a link that might be useful: Mulberry Creek's faery gardens...

    Bookmark   April 5, 2006 at 11:17AM
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wild violets, pushkinia, wood hyacinths, trout lilies, foamflower, english daisies, smaller lamiums, all will do well in deep or dappled shade...also, i have some native ground covers that would do nicely but i don't know the names of them....

    Bookmark   June 26, 2007 at 11:55AM
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checkered lilies, epimedium, mitrewort, merrybells, jack in the pulpet, alliums, jacobs ladder, iris crestida, maidenhair fern, thalictrums, astrantia, bleeding hearts, trillium, digitalis grandiflora, anemones, anemonella, primulas, dropwort, solomons seal, celadine poppy.....can you tell these are some of my favorite things? lol....sweet woodruff, fairy wand, sweet cicely, royal fern, pink lily of the valley.....astilbe, shooting stars, japanese painted fern, geranium maculatum, dutchman's breeches, crocus, mayapple, ginger, bloodroot, dwarf balloonflower, toad lilies, corydalis, sensitive fern, pulmonaria (some of these things might get larger than what you want, but I kind of like the "secret little places" that are created underneath them too. I like to hide pieces of tiny china around, just in case they want to stop by for a spot of tea.

    Bookmark   July 4, 2007 at 5:47PM
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rosemctier(z5/6 waynesburg PA)

i think violets, dutchman's britches, squirrel nut corn, maybe mini sedums, spring beauty and bluets

    Bookmark   March 31, 2010 at 4:50PM
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    Bookmark   August 5, 2010 at 6:05AM
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