Class to introduce the world of fairy gardening

Published 4:39 pm Saturday, May 4, 2013

Fairy gardens — a new take on an old favorite, the terrarium — are tiny worlds complete with miniature furnishings, fairy-scale plants and plenty of mystique.

They appeal to gardeners of all ages. Grandmas are probably having the most fun.

Just a touch of inspiration, a cute container, some plants and a few accessories are all it takes to get the magic of a fairy garden growing.

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Fairy gardening, as well as miniature gardening has opened up a new world of creativity. Fairy and miniature gardens are a huge trend. The best part of fairy and miniature gardens is that you can tell a “story” by mixing in props with your plants. A mini garden can look like a “real” landscape with walkways, arches, statues, houses and stone walls.

The most memorable mini gardens are “themed” with interesting characters and settings that making them conversation starters.

Think outside the box for accessories- use your kid’s toys, a ceramic cookie jar, anything that won’t be damaged by water.

If you would like to create your own fairy garden and would like to see it hands on, come to the Senior Center at 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

There will be a demonstration and items for sale. The class is free. To sign up for this fun class stop by or call the front desk at the Senior Center at 433-2370. See you there.

You are always welcome at the Senior Center.

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Tuesday: Silver Sneakers 8:30 a.m.; Exercise with Evie, 9 a.m.; Defensive driving, 9 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Zumba, 4:05 p.m.; SilverSneakers, 4:30 p.m.; Zumba 5:35/7 p.m.

Wednesday: Tai Chi, 9:30 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Stitching Bees, 1 p.m.; Open chess, 1 p.m.; Fairy Garden Class, 3 p.m.; Zumba Boot Camp, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday: Silver Sneakers, 8:30 a.m.; Exercise with Evie, 9 a.m.; Eye glass, 11:30 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Bingo, open chess, 1 p.m.; Hearing tests, 3:15 p.m.; Zumba Gold, 4:05 p.m.; Silver Sneakers, 4:30 p.m.; Zumba 5:35/7 p.m.

Friday: Tai Chi, 9:30 a.m.; cards, (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge, Cribbage), 12:30 p.m.

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Monday Bridge

April 22, three tables

1st Jaynard Johnson, 2nd Lorretta Nelson, 3rd Harriet Oldenberg, 4th Mabel Vaale, 5th Betty Jorgenson

Tuesday Duplicate

Bridge April 23, 4.5 tables

1st Gayle Schmidt, 1st Ray Schmidt; 2nd Jim Fisher, 2nd Bud Higgins; 3rd Arnie Lang, 3rd Dick Titus; 4th Dick Hanson, 4th Larry Crowe; 5th Jaynard Johnson, 5th Dave Solomonson

Tuesday “500”

April 26, four tables

1st Betty Fisher, 2nd Mildred Ballantyne, 3rd Gene Rauen, 4th Lois Anderson


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Friday Bridge

April 26, three tables

1st Russ Vaale, 2nd Vandy Newman, 3rd Lois Johnson, 4th Caroline Higgins, 5th John Karnes, 5th Dave Solomonson

Weekly Cribbage

April 23, four tables

1st John Karnes, 2nd Loretta Nelson, 3rd Ray Waters, 4th Jessie Swain

Weekly “500”

April 23, five tables

1st Mildred Ballantyne, 2nd Willard Ballantyne, 3rd Dorothy Stern, 4th Jessie Swain

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Wednesday: Country style BBQ ribs

Thursday: Spaghetti/meat sauce

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