Pumpkin Fairy House
I finished planting my herb and flower beds last night and although it looked beautiful with the lemon thyme, cilantro, sage, basil, rosemary, oregano, lavender and sweet peas gently waving in the early summer evening, I wanted some more color for the space. I browsed Amazon and found this perfect fairy house in the shape of a pumpkin. It's the right size for wee fairy folk and is charmingly detailed. There's even a battery powered flickering tea light that goes inside so that the fairies don't have to stop living when the sun goes down.
I placed it next to a bunch of Shasta daises that when flowering (in just a few weeks) will give just enough shade that the fairies can work in the garden without overheating. Once my fairy village house was in place I started thinking how it can be even more charming. I found Celtic stepping stones, a tiny red bicycle and the best part, neighbors.
The neighbors have yet to move in but I can just imagine the gourd fairy house, the mushroom fairy house and Crookneck Cottage will be good companions. A tiny tea set, or lemonade glasses and maybe an outdoor set, so that they can relax would make it seem even more like home. The fairy garden is just in the beginning stages but I know once the garden gets growing it will become a magical space that will appeal to many fairy families. Consider how a fairy village can add to the beauty and charm of your English country garden. There is more work to be done in the garden.
Green spaces for fairy cottages
Fairies are very found of living in cottages inspired by fresh vegetables. And everyone knows that they fit well into most garden landscapes! Whether you have an English Country Garden or are just starting out on your garden plans, consider how family and guests will be charmed when fairy families move in.
Growing low grasses, mosses and sedum create the just needed green spaces outside of your cottage. Pathways can be small stones, pieces of sea glass or flat colored marbles.