How to Grow a Fairy Garden
by Christine B.
by Christine B.
Some Things must be believed to be seen. What better way to show the fairies in your neighborhood that you believe in them than to plant them their own garden?
The size of your fairy garden does not matter—it could be as small as a flower pot or a section of your vegetable garden. What matters most is that you plant the miniature garden in an area you can observe it.
The garden should be in a secluded place and in an area where fairies are most likely to be found. A woodland setting or among a group of trees would be a perfect location. Make sure the area is clearly marked as a fairy garden so humans visiting your garden don’t walk through it. Fallen trees, dead leaves, moss, mushroom croppings, rocks etc. should all be welcome and a part of your garden layout plan. Decorate your garden with whimsical houses and/or ceramic or small stone statues of fairies, elves and angles. You can also hang crystals, bells, wind chimes or figures from tree branches above the garden.
In both a large flower pot and in an in-ground garden choose miniature plants to grow in your plot and plant them so they will eventually grow into and around your decorative features. Make sure they are not invasive, however, as they might overtake the other items in the garden. A small waterfall or even a rocky stream will also give your fairy garden a look of enchantment. You can use bird houses decorated with rocks and vines.
Make sure you add a bench nearby so you can observe your garden on a regular basis; and don’t forget to bring your camera. One never knows what one might capture!