How surprised I was when my sister Fran sent me some photos of her mini gardens. She told me she was making them, but when I actually saw them, I was enchanted. This is a place where fairies could live. Fran has been a fan of miniature worlds for a long time. A few years ago, I even made her a mini potholder. But her gardens were something different. And I knew how serious she was about them when, just a day or two after sending me the photos she started a Facebook page called Fran’s Mini Gardens.
By the time I invited Fran to bring her Mini Gardens to the Bedlam Farm Open House, I was no longer surprised when she eagerly agreed. Her reaction was familiar, the same reaction I often have when I’m invited to show my work. Excited, nervous and already thinking that she wanted to make more mini gardens, planning them in her head as we spoke. I was picturing them just outside my studio door amongst the Hostas, fairies flitting from one to the other.
So come to Bedlam Farm on Sunday July 21st from noon to 4pm and meet my sister Fran (and maybe even a fairy of two) and enter the worlds of her mini gardens. And if one of them calls to you, you’ll be able to buy it, take it home and have a mini garden of your own.