The Workshops Await!

Happy Spring! It’s our favorite time of year again! And with spring comes (drumroll please…) WORKSHOPS! We are so excited to be offering three different workshops starting this month!

As in previous years, we have a variety of dates available for Fairy/Miniature Garden Workshops! It has been like Christmas in the greenhouse opening all our new houses, fairies and accessories. Each new box brings a chorus of ooh’s and aww’s as we oggle over our new inventory. We are so excited, and we can’t wait to share our excitement with you!

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We also have a plethora of dates for our Container Gardening Workshops, where you can come in with your pots and baskets and create your own beautiful planters with the aid of our fantastic greenhouse staff.

And new this year, we are starting a “Do-it-Yourself” Container Planting Station for those of you who are comfortable planting your own containers, but still would like to use the greenhouse space to visualize and create your pots and baskets. We will have open slots where people can come and go as they please!

To learn more about the workshops we have to offer and the dates they are happening, click here. You can also call us at 920-893-0843 or email us at

We look forward to seeing you and sharing the joys and excitement of container gardening this spring!


And the Winners Are…

The voting for our fairy gardens contest has officially ended, and we have tallied up the voting to determine the winners!

Third place goes to Connie Thompson with this creative little fairy garden in a broken pot.

3rd place winner!

3rd place winner!

Second place goes to Karen Semke with this eclectic fairy garden in a birdbath.

2nd place winner!

2nd place winner!

And first place goes to Naomi Borgenhagen and her daughter Willow with this cute little garden with a teapot house.

1st place winner!

1st place winner!

To claim your prizes, simply head on over to Moraine Gardens where they are waiting for you.

Thanks to all who participated!



Pictures of Nancy throughout her years at the greenhouse

Noooooo! Nancy, don’t leave us!

Okay, so maybe you’re not leaving us for good, but retirement is a big step, and we’re going to miss having you around more often.

We did have fun at your retirement party, though.


Nancy with the young’uns

Nancy has been with us since our inception in 1979 and has been an invaluable part of what goes on here at Moraine Gardens.


Current and former Moraine Gardens employees

She was the driving force behind our robust container gardening operation, making thousands of baskets, helping to give workshops, and providing invaluable advice gained from years of practical gardening experience to our customers.


That’s a big cake, Nancy!

We hope retirement treats you well!

Fairy Garden Contest Entries

The deadline for entries has come and gone, and we’ve had a fair number of photos submitted. Now comes the time for voting. You can vote here on this blog post, or you can go over to our Facebook page and vote by liking your favorite fairy garden photo there. To vote here, find the number of your favorite fairy garden by scrolling over the photo; then add a comment on the post with the number of your vote. To get a closer look at these photos, just click on the one you’d like to enlarge. Happy voting!

Fairy Garden Contest


It’s time to get out your cameras and brush up on your photography skills. We’re having a fairy garden contest!

Many of you have come in with pictures of your miniature and fairy gardens, and we love seeing all the creativity at play in your designs. In fact, we love it so much that we’ve decided to have a contest in which you can showcase all your fairy gardening skills.


1st place winner will receive Preston’s Place Cottage

2nd place winner will receive a slide and see-saw set

3rd place winner will receive limited edition Ross fairy


You can submit your photos by emailing them to or messaging them to our facebook page. In your entry, include a photo of your fairy garden and your name, email, and phone number. You may enter more than one fairy garden, but you may only enter one photo per fairy garden. The deadline for entries is Monday, July 6th. We’ll post all the entries to our facebook page and website by Wednesday, July 8th, at which time voting will begin. Voting will last for one week and will close on Wednesday, July 15th at 11:59pm. Winners will be notified by Friday, July 17th.

How to Vote

To vote on our facebook page, simply like the photo of your favorite fairy garden. On the website, we will post a blog post with all of the pictures, and you can vote by commenting which is your favorite.

So post your pictures, tell your friends about our contest, and recruit them to vote for your fairy garden!

It’s Fairy Garden Time!

fairy garden

“When are you having another fairy garden workshop?”

This has been perhaps the most popular inquiry ever since our last fairy garden workshop in April. And since we just can’t disappoint all our wonderful customers, we are scheduling two more workshop dates this June.

So mark your calendars for June 9th at 1pm and June 13th at 10am.

You can visit this page for more information and to sign up for our workshops. Make sure to sign up quickly because there’s a limited amount of space in each workshop.

We look forward to seeing you!

Containers Galore

We’re almost done planting all of the containers that were ordered this spring, and we thought we’d share some of the nicest and most spectacular with you. With nearly 1,000 containers having been planted, our greenhouses are full of all the gorgeous combos. Of course, there’s no way we could show every single pretty container, so you can always stop by and take a look at all the beautiful planters, and maybe get a few ideas for your own yard while you’re at it.

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