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Nov022014

Invite Fairies into Your Garden

Do you believe in fairies? Do you want them in your garden?My friend Ginger invited me into the fairyland she has created. Fairies will feel welcomed to her special garden that has something to please every fairy taste.

This adorable cottage will appeal to many fairies:
For fairies with wanderlust, how about a couple of cute camper trailers:

Nothing like a nice campfire at the end of a great day of exploring:There is a fabulous farm for those fairies who want to grow crops:Some fairies may prefer beachside living:

A door to an abode inside a tree will appeal to traditionalists:For naturalists, there is a pumpkin house:and a gourd house:Some wicked fairies may like this spooky house with attached graveyard:Other fairies are sure to go to church on Sundays:There is a hunting lodge:There are hayrides for the children:And a wise old man to read them stories:We must never forget our tailgating Alabama football fans. Roll Tide!These miniature landscapes are fascinating, and one needs time to study all the details. Fairy gardening is the perfect hobby for gardeners who also love dollhouses. Be aware, however, that you may get some mysterious guests. Ginger has had some of her fairy gardens rearranged, and a couple of farmyard haystacks completely disappeared. She blames the squirrels, but surely it is the fairies!

Ginger gets most of her fairy gardening supplies from Myers Plants and Pottery in Pelham, Alabama.

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Reader Comments (13)

Very sweet! I have some pots that didn't work out for succulent gardens (they all froze during last year's polar vortex. So maybe I'll turn them into fairy gardens. I can see how this could get very addictive. Your friend has done a wonderful job of creatiing fairy wonderlands!

November 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBeth @ PlantPostings

Not really my cup of tea, but I can admire your friend's style and wit!

I don't anticipate building any houses for fairies, but hopefully some will naturally make themselves at home in my garden...

November 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAaron Dalton

Over the years, I've collected a few fairy furnishings and received others as gifts. I tried putting a fairy bench and birdbath in a pot with seashells and blue marbles (to simulate water) only to have something (as usual, I blame the raccoons) carry some of these off and scatter others.

November 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKris P

Lovely post, I really enjoyed reading it. Your friend has a great fairy garden, and I can understand that things may go missing sometimes.

November 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

What a fun looking, whimsical mini gardens she has created Debs!

November 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMark and Gaz

My cousin has fairy gardens throughout her woodland, but your friend has her beat. Those are cute displays. I like the gourd house...too cute.

November 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

Hi Deb, I am afraid to say, that personally fairy gardens are not really my thing. I like to find magic in the garden in a different way, but I can understand that people get hocked on them. I also think that they are great to stimulate the fantasy of children, but they are probably to fragile for them to really play in. Warm regards,
Christina

November 3, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterchristina

I must admit I am not into fairies, and gnomes are strictly forbidden in my garden – but I do like garden ornaments and I would like to have much more than what I currently have. I think complementing plants with suitable items looks really good, and last year I had some stakes with metal butterflies with beads. I called them my ‘garden jewels’ – sadly they rusted so badly that after just one year in the garden I had to throw them away. I am looking for new ‘garden jewels’, they just have to fit my wallet as well as my garden :-)

November 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHelene

Adorable!

November 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJanie

Your friend has a marvelous collection! So cute! Where did she get these things?

November 6, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersweetbay

I love to look at these little gardens and yes I believe in fairies...and I welcome them in my garden.

November 7, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDonna@Gardens Eye View

Thanks for posting where your friend got her fairy dwellings and supplies! My favorites are the pumpkin house and spooky house with attached graveyard although all of it is adorable.

The fairies in my garden have to rough it. I think it'd be difficult to keep Bermuda grass from taking over their dwellings.

November 8, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersweetbay

My favorite was the camper.

November 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLinda Jones

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