I have been wanting to make a fairy garden for my daughter for quite some time, but never really knew what to do, or how on earth to get it started. I needed an inspiration. Finally, I had one. My daughters preschool recently made this one
It is really super sweet, and the whole ‘planter box’ has become an “art garden” where children can leave their art work, of all kinds.
Awhile ago, we had a garage sale, and my mother-in-law, was getting rid of some of her sisters things, and she gave us this planter/bird bath thingy, to sell.
Of course, I fell in love. I kept it, knowing, I could use it for something, someday. Well, this weekend, was that someday.
It will make for the perfect fairy garden!
Next, we used child-labor to spruce up the fairies new home…
Now, it was ready for plants. My daughter and I, went to ‘Ace (Hardware) is the place’ and picked out some great succulents. She really wanted a cactus (like the one at her school), but she was not very fond of the ‘pricklies’, especially after her last ER visit. We did find this amazing little white cactus, that looks like a pouf. You know one of those home décor ball thingy’s that are WAY over priced. I don’t remember the name of it, so any gardeners’, please feel free to chime in.
After asking my daughter where she wanted what plant, where, here is what we came up with
A really cool plant that looks like a flower, some moss, a tree like succulent, the little white cactus (plume), a pine cone she decorated, and an led light-up butterfly.
It has made a great addition to our front yard, and the fairy has kept “ghosty” company too
Most importantly, my daughter absolutely loves it. She just wonders why the fairy only comes to life when she is not looking. I told her, that is just what all creatures from “fairytale land” do.
One day, she will learn the truth, but for now, I love the innocence and imagination.
How many people can say they have their own fairy garden? I bet not many of you now, but after reading this, maybe you will find a way to incorporate one in your garden.
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