Enchanted Fairy Garden

My first big project with my grand-daughters was a large fairy garden.

7/13/20232 min read

Introduction: In the fall of 2017, an enchanting adventure began as one of my grandchildren and I embarked on the creation of our very first fairy garden. Armed with a few whimsical items ordered from Amazon and a trip to Michaels for the rest, we crafted a magical haven. Little did we know that this would be the start of a memorable gardening journey that we would cherish together. In this blog post, I'll share our experience, provide tips on selecting suitable elements, and emphasize the importance of maintaining a fairy garden to ensure the happiness of its tiny inhabitants.

Unleashing Creativity: With the delivery of a charming fairy house, a miniature mailbox, and a delicate fairy figurine, our fairy garden took shape. However, it was our visit to Michaels that truly brought it to life. We discovered colored moss that added a vibrant touch to the scene, but my personal favorite was the stone path leading to the front door. Surprisingly, our "tree" was an herb, which not only added a natural touch but also served a practical purpose. Herbs are highly recommended in fairy gardens as regular trimming ensures they remain the perfect size for the fairies to frolic amidst their fragrant branches.

Lessons in Plant Selection: While our initial flower choices seemed delightful, we soon learned that some plants could become unruly. They rapidly outgrew their designated space, threatening to overrun our quaint pot. With a heavy heart, we had to relocate them to a more suitable location. It became evident that careful consideration should be given to the growth habits of plants in a fairy garden. Opting for smaller, compact varieties that harmonize with the garden's scale is key to maintaining its enchanting allure.

Beyond Fairy Gardens: Growing Together: Our fairy garden marked the beginning of a beautiful gardening journey. Motivated by the joy it brought us, we ventured into growing a vegetable garden. Cultivating our own fresh produce was a rewarding experience that deepened our connection with nature and each other. The fairy garden served as a gateway to nurturing a love for gardening that blossomed in our hearts.

The Importance of Maintenance: A fairy garden, like any other living space, requires regular maintenance. Depending on your location, various challenges may arise, such as animals digging or the whims of wind and rain. It is essential to keep these factors in mind to ensure the longevity of your fairy garden's beauty. By tending to its needs, you not only preserve its magical charm but also show the fairies that their sanctuary is cherished and cared for.

Conclusion: Creating a fairy garden is a delightful and imaginative endeavor that can ignite a passion for gardening. From humble beginnings with a few carefully selected items to nurturing a vegetable garden, our journey has been filled with enchantment and growth. Remember to choose appropriate plants, maintain the garden with care, and open yourself up to the joy that tending a fairy garden can bring. Let your creativity flourish and watch as the magic unfolds before your eyes. Happy gardening!