DIY Miniature Fairy Garden Swings for Your Fairy Fantasy Trees!
I love it when a plan comes together. Check out how cute these fairy swings are floating in the breeze on these perfect miniature fairy garden trees! You can hang a swing from right away – no waiting for the plants to grow up!
Cotoneasters are great miniature garden trees for containers or to plant it in the ground but note that the can be really invasive if left unchecked. If you are growing this in-ground “shovel-prune” the roots each spring and in early summer by cutting the roots with your shovel about 8″ to 10″ all the way around the base of the plant to sever any unwanted runners. Don’t be shy about this – this plant can handle it.
In containers, the Cotoneaster don’t seem to mind being root bound but after a few years, tip the tree out of the pot and trim/cut/shovel-cut the roots by a third, replace the soil with fresh potting soil and you’ll be set for another few years.
If you do get one of the “S” Cotoneasters, keep the “S” in shape by timing any wayward branches off whenever you see them – or you can let it revert back to its natural shape that will grow prostrate, or sideways along the ground. Don’t be afraid to prune it either, again, it can handle it.
The Twisty Mugo Pine is perfect for any fairy garden. Mugos are drought tolerant, great in containers or in the ground, they love full sun, they can handle the heat and they are hardy to -40F! (Brrrr!) Snip or pinch any new growth along the trunk to maintain its shape.
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