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Saturday, June 18, 2011

What's in a Name?

While in Boise recently, we experienced an incredible nursery.  Edwards Nursery is unlike any other that I have ever seen.  I will post pictures of it another time.  One thing that particularly caught my eye was the fairy gardens they had on display.  They were they perfect size for their tiny winged, occupants.  We marveled at their bitty fern covered bistro's, bridges over rocky water ways, and lush grounds.  We left fully inspired to plant. 

Later that afternoon, we discovered that we had been followed.  A bitty occupant had hidden away amongst the few botanical treasures we had procured for our gardens.  We quickly got to work creating a mini garden home for this little one.  Much to our delight, our novice efforts produced quite a lush abode. 

As we began the puzzling task of packing to travel back to Blaine, we found a safe and secure location for this little garden.  We made sure that no foliage would be bent or furniture damaged.  We were successful in our relocation efforts. 

It quickly became apparent that this little establishment had grown very popular and become over occupied, so we set to work constructing new gardens.  We found that coastal fairies had similar needs to those of the more desert like region of Boise, yet they enjoyed a touch of the beach life.  We happily obliged.  The personalities of these bitty gardens are as varied as the occupants themselves.  We have  accommodated gardeners, beach dwellers, the eccentrics with pathways to now where, and bridges over gentle rocky water ways, and even created a fireside respite.  Each seems to be very pleased with their surroundings.  This leaves us with one problem...  a name. 

This is where you all come in.  We are endeavoring to start a small business constructing and selling these gardens but like any good business we need a really good name and we are at an impasse.  We are requesting input from all of you.  I am conducting a contest to come up with a business name for these tiny fairy gardens.  If you are a follower of my blog you may submit your name proposal by posting a comment.  If we select your name or any part of it, you will win a prize.  If you are a local follower, you will have the choice between a small sized fairy garden or a gift card.  If you're an out of town follower, it will be the gift card.  The contest begins today and ends Tuesday, June 21st at noon.  The winner will be posted Wednesday (hopefully). We already have a local nursery that has agreed to consign them, we just need a name and then we can deliver the first 5 gardens.  The only rules for this contest are that you have to be a signed up follower and it has to be in by Tuesday.  You can send in more than one suggestion.  Our decision will be based upon a family forum and deliberation.  We can't wait to hear your suggestions. 


  1. What about Secret Gardens? Or Plants for Pixie. Or Fairy (very) Green or Tiny's? Btw, LOVE your artistry! Your arrangements are AMAZING!!!! How exciting!!!

  2. This is a great idea! I will have to think about the name thing, that is tough!

  3. Pixie Paradise, Pixie Dreams, Desert Dreams, Pixie Playland, Pixie Oasis, Pixie Hollow, Pixie Mirages, Pixie Meadows. LOL that is all I came up with!

  4. Another one...what about Tiny's Treasures? Or Tami's tiny treasures. Or Mikkelson Mayhem. haha...that one was a joke. :o) Or so I say. :o)

  5. you can add Dust to any of the past ones that I came up with, like......Pixie Dust Paradise. I was also thinking I kind of like Pixie Dust Planters. LOL I can't get your idea out of my head!

  6. How about "A Bitty Friend Whimsical Designs: tiny spaces for your fanciful friends"

  7. Fairy godmother's - everyone needs one
    No, this won't turn your pumpkin into a coach or put glass slippers on your feet. But it will bring a smile and many hours of whimsacal enjoyment.