Country living in the Northern areas means roaming wildlife, leafy trees, and the beauty of lakes. Small country cabins dot the landscape, while glimpses of city life invade the wilderness. Capture your impression of lakeside living by planning and creating a miniature garden in a small planter, or design a miniscape in the backyard. It is common in a lakeside fairy garden to see evergreen miniature trees alongside a variety of shrubs. Fairy garden plants fill in the remaining space between the miniature trees and the structures or miniature houses. Near the shoreline of the lakes and rivers, the fairies build docks to tether up their boats. Many times visitors to the fairy garden will see ducks, loons, and swans paddling along in the water.