Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Fairy Garden

I said I'd do a weekly installment for a few weeks on gardening.  This week, I'm going to suggest a few things that might be perfect for a garden to attract the wee folk. 

Gardening moss?  Never heard of such a thing.  But when I read the listing... cool!  You can use it to fill in unsightly cracks in your driveway, between stepping stones on a walkway to your door, or make a pretty little rock garden with fairy houses in a bed by your front door that will require very little maintenance.  I LOVE this idea.

The seller's daughter says these look like fairy wands.  I must agree.  Wonder if they'd grow in my moss garden?   Best thing:  they're annual.  (I really hate things I have to buy every year).

Tough call, here... there are lots of really cool fairy doors on Etsy (try a search some time... they're fascinating to me).  In choosing I wanted:  1)  Something that can go outside, 2)  Something that didn't look like a dollhouse door, something sort of organic and fae, and 3)  Love to feature one of my fellow FAE team members.  This pretty door by TaraLinnea fills the bill perfectly (although I had a hard time choosing from the several in her shop!)

I went on a hunt for a green man.  You can't have a fairy garden without a green man.  I was actually surprised at the lack of green man plaques (what I initially intended to feature here) on Etsy.  But this... this is PERFECT.   Want to grow some mint in your fairy garden without it taking over the garden?  Put it in here.  He'll take good care of it.  I absolutely adore the earthy, natural look of this pot. 

There are lots of other treasures on Etsy in this theme.  Take a look for yourself!


Athena's Armoury said...

You found such wonderful, whimsical stuff! Do you have your own fairy garden?

Youvegotmaille said...

No - but we're thinking of buying the house, and my "practical" (herbs, mostly) garden will probably be a bit whimsical, as well :)

Sarah said...

What a great post, love all your finds!

Cool Garden Things said...

I love the idea of a fairy garden...very creative and fun! Love in the mist is a lovely flower that has a magical quality...

Rita T. said...

Interesting ideas. It'll be planting time here in about another month (cold weather stuff - most everything else at the end of May). I can't wait.

SLColman said...

I love the stuff you found! I told DH that I now must have my own fairy garden ASAP. He told me - Yes honey just as soon as the snow goes away... LOL

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