Elf house on a tree! That would be cute in the garden, especially in the tree over grown with ivy. How about some battery tea lights in the windows during outdoor parties. I hear the fairies/elves whispering "home school project" in my ear.
No green thumb here! Gardening is a total leap of faith for me . despite all evidence to the contrary I am planting, tending, watching waiting . always a teensy bit thrilled the plants have made it through another day.