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Are Flower Fairies in Your Garden?

Updated on June 16, 2014

Pixie Flower Fairies in Your Garden

No matter what kind of fairy is your favorite, when you fall in love with them you are forever inside another world. Some might call it fanassy filled with fantasy fairies, but we believers know better. Gardens do better when fairies dwell there. It's true! Ask anyone who entertains them for a tour and you will see magic! Featured here on this lens is a bit of fairy magic, my poem, articles and artwork. Be sure to turn on the music UTube to create a bit of ambiance.

The IMAGE is of my sculpture "Bleeding Wings 5".

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Pixie Flower Fairies in Your Garden

by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen

There Are Pixie Flower Fairies in Your Garden~ Hear Them Singing?

Whisk me away to a land where Pixie Fairies dwell

I want to know that dream.

Grim Reaper drawings

diaries

drawings of scorpions

darker to me

than it seemed to you.

Pictures of a goddess

in the dawning of light

there are flower fairies

garden ornaments

if you decide to see things

that way.

Exclusive rights I guess

to see

between the lines.

Assorted conquests

of the purest kind.

Spring cleaning

yard and flower bed

time elapsed

time unwinds

sentimental memories

recaptured.

Who would charge

for watered down hopes?

Cinders lost

for the stifling of the smoke

and the absence of the wind

of change.

And yet...

lets be sure to map

this faery tale adventure

draw whimsical musicians artwork

and post them inside our drawers

just in case we need them.

There are rainbows lining spider webs

after the rain.

Remember that

and be careful where you stand

lest you miss the message.

Remember too

alternative conclusions

that connecting with the dust

from whence we came

might not be so bad after all.

Gardens tell us secrets

till the soil

smell the earth.

Simple gardens hosting fantasy fairies

will sing

often

when you least expect it.

Candles lit

on alters of sacred revelations

reach back towards home

but I am reminded that the trail

though difficult

must lead forward.

There are intrigues

waiting to be discovered

within the very thought of travel.

Hosting drawings of various kinds

scorpions biting their own tail

scorpions

who found other avenues of newness.

Choices made

to meet up with our own significance

and the significance of others

become grand

or not.

Map out the trail then

listen for Grim Reaper

or stories that are new.

Map faery tale adventures

and when you least expect

to understand it all

just stand perfectly still

listen for the lark

and then...

you will.

by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen

copyright 2010

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ABOUT Kathy Ostman-Magnusen: I am an artist, represented by Monkdogz Urban Art, New York. ORIGINAL ART may be purchased through Monkdogz: http://www.monkdogz.com/chelseagallery/artistart/M...

FREE ART GIFTS, suitable for children plus prints, giclees, cards, available on my website: http://www.kathysart.com

IMAGE IS A DETAIL OF MY SCULPTURE, "BLEEDING WINGS 5"

I Think That I Would Miss You - Even If We Had Never Met

poem by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen

In very typical faery fashion, and in honor of my husband, I offer my poem:

I think I'd miss you

even if I'd never met you.

I think there would be a space missing from me.

When I am not with you now

I cannot think of much else

than what is lacking

a few missed breaths

a few sentiments to share with someone

who understands

someone in the same space.

When I am not with you

airplanes still fly overhead

What on earth can they be thinking?

Some would think me damaged

or at least insecure

oh so needy

without love notes in my pocket.

Yet, my stance

my journey

the very essence of my said creativity

is not quite centered

when you are not within reach.

What can I say?

What excuses do I have?

Except...

it is what it is

that's all.

I am within that fairy tale

the one that little girls grew up dreaming about?

The ones with the white horse

the kiss that awakens...

a sleeping

damsel.

Goddess alert

keep your voice intact

poetry is never all that far

words that wind round dreams

unmet.

You my love

are like the breeze

of the words I want to say

I am understood

encouraged

lifted up

by you.

And I?

I love you.

I think that I would miss you

even if we had never met.

I think I would feel incomplete

never being able to figure out what was missing.

Lonely

for a song

that would never find its way to sound.

Like a rose in a vase without baby's breath

and ferns

a flower in a vase

without water

left to dry out.

Or maybe I'd just stay inside the garden

wondering

and no one would come to pick me

at all.

Yes~

I know...

that I would miss you

"even if we had never met."

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ABOUT Kathy Ostman-Magnusen: I am an artist, represented by Monkdogz Urban Art, New York. ORIGINAL ART may be purchased through Monkdogz: http://www.monkdogz.com/chelseagallery/artistart/M...

FREE ART GIFTS,suitable for children plus prints, giclees, cards, available on my website: http://www.kathysart.com

The IMAGE is of my sculpture "Bleeding Wings 5"

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8 Simple Tips to Help Save the Garden Fairies - Garden Ideas to Give the Fairies a Home to Live - by Nicole M Brook

Excerpt~

1. We can provide them with a place to live comfortably. This could be as simple as a hollow log in a protected corner of your garden.

2. If you live in a home with no garden, then why not offer the fairies a place to get comfortable on your balcony or front entrance. This little piece of fairy comfort could be a little rocking chair or a toad stool.

3. Start greening your outdoor living areas - buy or borrow a bonsai if you live in an apartment, help your children plant a tree if you have a garden. Once you've done this, create a fairy shelter using some large leaves and twigs.

4. Plant flowers. All fairies love flowers. They love the privacy they provide as well as the sweet smells. From a small planter box through to planting around an existing tree, this will go a long way to helping garden fairies.

5. Design a rockery. The more rustic and forest-like a garden is, the happier you'll make the fairies. Rocks of different sizes and shapes are easy to find, then sprinkle some native grass seeds and native flower seeds.

6. Fairies love fairy food. If you have made a fairy garden, then attract the fairies by baking their favourite treats. Also provide them with a little water feature so they can bathe and drink.

7. Fairies love happiness and will always gather where laughter and joy can be found. Instead of being sad, think about how you'll be helping the fairies by looking on the brighter side of an argument.

8. Garden fairies need protection from the weather. Make sure you have plenty of small plants around your larger ones, make sure that your fairy garden is shielded from high winds and try to include many items they can use as fairy houses

I love fairy gardens - see me at http://www.YourFairyGarden.Com. I'm passionate about the plight of faeries and enjoy the happiness and laughter that building a fairy garden brings to my family. From the very young to the young at heart, you can make your own fairy garden and enjoy the fruits of your labour.

Nicole

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Nicole_M_Brooks

THE IMAGE IS A DETAIL OF MY SCULPTURE "BLEEDING WINGS 5" Kathy Ostman-Magnusen More of this sculpture as well as the rest of the series can be found at: http://www,kathyostman-magnusen.com

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Creating a Magical Fairy Garden With Garden Fairy Statues and the Right Plant Selection - by Heather Christman

Garden fairy statues are one of my favorites in the world of garden statues, and for good reason... They are cute and beautiful and they really enhance your flower garden. Here are some of the flowers that will give you the best results in creating a magical flower garden.

When you are using whimsical and mythical garden sculptures you pretty much need to go with either very formal gardens (think English gardens) or very informal gardens (think cottage gardens). If you are using dragons, griffins, or gargoyles in your design than formal is the way to go. But for fairies, informal gardens will be your best bet.

Many people think of an informal garden as an overgrown mess, but that doesn't have to be the case at all. To get a neat look, you just need to choose the right plants for your fairies to find a home.

Of course, I do have favorite plants for incorporating into a magical fairy garden. They include roses, climbers, and cottage perennials. When it comes to climbing plants, clematis top my list. You can do clematis in two different ways. The first way is to simply allow the clematis to climb up your fence. This works very well if you use several different types of clematis, so that it blooms all season. Use fairy statues that can attach to your fence and peak from between the plants. The second way is to use a single plant on a garden obelisk. This plant can them become the centerpiece of your garden.

There is almost no other plant that can beat the impact of a rose. I am not talking about hard to grow florist tea roses here, but rather the kind that your grandmother may have had in her garden. I recommend doing roses in a bed by themselves as they don't like competition. The newer varieties look great, bloom long, and are disease resistant. The best part is that roses are a natural match to fairies.

My other favorite type of flower to use with garden fairy statues is a group of garden perennials. These combine very well with clematis and if you plan right, you will have blooms all season. When you are choosing perennial flowers for your bed be sure to buy for your climate and sunlight. Your fairy garden statues will look right at home in a bed like this.

Using garden fairy sautes will bring a sense of whimsy and magic to your garden. They will brighten up your home and make you smile.

Whatever type of garden fairy statue you choose for your beautiful garden statues, be sure that they suit your style and budget. That way you can enjoy them for many years to come.

Click Here for a large selection of stylish and affordable garden fairy statues.

Garden sculpture is a great way to showcase both your personality and your garden!

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Heather_Christman

IMAGE IS A DETAIL OF MY SCULPTURE "BLEEDING WINGS 5" by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen MORE can be found on my website http://www.kathyostman-magnusen.com

My Tiny Angel Has Gone Off Flying - Leaving Me With a Jealous Heart

by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen

Every other angel

seems to get it right

every other tiny angel...

just not mine.

We'll have to have a word or two

once she stops dreaming.

As if she didn't know it

there are strings

attached to everything.

Just about everything

wears a coat.

Ward off the hunter

he comes to victimize

every loose end

except his own.

Alone

foolish to own that I'm fragile

even though my angels gone

a flying.

Mascara runs down weeping eyes

stupid eyes that cry

who simply don't understand

their tears

can be waterproofed

and defied.

Deep down

I've always loved empty cages

reminding me

of angels who capture sparks

and learn to fly off.

A pattern of flashes

once kept on leashes

released.

Wheels continue spinning

for the aimless

a primary defense of the queen's gambit

of trading off stars

that shine too much

lest she lose her stage.

So I sift through moments

of unrehearsed lines

I'd never hold her to them anyway

oh angel

of mine.

Everyone's garden seems trimmed

nowhere to hide a wanting fairy

no room for boxes

of secrets

no where to shelter hidden meanings

tied to strings.

I've planned an invitation

going to send it

by a doves wing

fore although my tiny angel is far away

I'll embroider her memory

and attach it to all my songs.

Yes

everything wears a coat

and everyone understands

a certain long lost tiny angel

and empty pockets.

Despite what people tell you

and no matter how loudly

there are fairies

who burst forth from their cages

leaving a jealous heart

alone.

ABOUT Kathy Ostman-Magnusen: I am an artist, represented by Monkdogz Urban Art, New York. ORIGINAL ART may be purchased through Monkdogz: http://www.monkdogz.com/chelseagallery/artistart/M... FREE ART GIFTS, suitable for children plus prints, giclees, cards, available on my website: http://www.kathysart.com

Garden Fairies

Here are some great ideas for you to create your own pixie fairy world.

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      TopChristmasToysGifts 4 years ago

      I love fairies...truly a magical world. Thanks for your comment and Squidliking my lens.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 4 years ago from United States

      Your fairy is really quite elegant and lovely!

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      there are fairies in our garden and i promise to let the snails alone. angel blessings.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Such a sweet lens. Thank for the music while I enjoyed it.

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      you have a good aura.

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      colleenw1 5 years ago

      Beautiful lens.... :)

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      Lovely lens

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      Delia 6 years ago

      Hello from a Squidoo Greeter! what a fun lens...I had a Fairy statue in my yard, but it disappeared.