Over the summer I've been creating a "fairy garden" beside our side patio that was a driveway in the spring. It isn't quite finished yet, I'm going to make furniture and accessories for it over the winter. There are gnomes living in it for now, they are guarding the garden against wildlife digging it up. I started out with the top piece of a deconstructed homemade display counter turned upside down. I then hid the box by arranging old sandstone bricks around it so that it was hidden. Then I started filling it with potting soil.
I planted some Irish moss and sedum I had. I planted a boxwood that sprouted last year in the flower garden. I am planning on training it into a tree in the fairy garden. I bought a sea thrift and divided it into two plants and I found a heather plant at Colasanti's that was a perfect plant to put in the corner. I am hoping that the garden will start filling in next spring.
I noticed some holes being dug around the fairy garden every morning so I decided to use some old cast iron bbq grates I had to put over the empty areas, the plants can grow in between the grates and the critters can't dig holes.
I had a resin table-top fountain that didn't work anymore that was the perfect size for my garden and I re-purposed a bird feeder that was falling apart into a gazebo as well. I will be painting it over the winter. For the rest of the empty spaces, I put a concrete gnome and a mushroom and a ceramic gnome and a stone pathway.