I decided over the weekend that I wanted to get back into creating fairy gardens. They’re so much fun to create. And fun for the kids too if you have children or grandchildren.
The Enamel Pan Fairy Garden:
This is my old enamel pan I found somewhere along the line. Typically in a fairy garden there will be a fairy of some variety. Oftentimes a gnome.
And usually you will add small blooming flowering plants so it doesn’t overwhelm the miniature scene you’re attempting to create.
I like to add picket fences, because who doesn’t love a picket fence? Or a bright red tricycle?
The Round Terra Cotta Pot Fairy Garden:
Here’s the second one. It is themed with owls. You don’t have to have a theme.
All these things I had on hand except for the plants, and I picked those up the other day. Four inch potted plants are perfect to plant in your fairy garden.
Choose plants that like the same amount of water and sun:
It is important to choose plants that like the same amount of sun and water, etc. Here we have potato vine, an annual. And rosemary and lemon verbena.
I love to add herbs to my fairy gardens. The glorious scent seem to add to the magic.
Use an odd number of plants:
Usually I will use an odd number of plants, like three. But in the fairy garden above, I’ve only used two sun lovers. Because I have a lot of seeds planted, and I can transfer something over here later.
Where do you get miniatures for fairy gardens? Of course you can google fairy gardens and find most anything you want to order online.
Or just pick little things up at the thrift store or garage sales that are durable to put outdoors.
There are no rules. Just have fun. Children love to plant fairy gardens. And adults seem to share that excitement.
So try this. I think you will be smitten. Anything that will hold dirt can contain your fairy garden. Sometimes the more unusual the better!
It’s a small, small world!