Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Fairy Gardens

Well, I have not been doing much in the garden except pulling a weed or dead-heading a flower here and there.  However, my daughter got inspired by a Fairy Houses book we have, and started building.  These pictures are of her first house --there are others sprouting up all over, but I don't have pictures of those.

This is a far-shot, looking at the whole house, nestled into some nice rocks we have in our garden.

Here is the garden, with a fairy she made sitting on a bench watching, and a resin fairy we bought several years ago working on the garden.

This is a close-up of the fairy she made (the basics come from a Klutz book for making fairies). The two snail shells are from the garden of the bungalow we stayed in while in California this summer.

This is a close up of the dining area, nestled between the rocks and under the ladder. The sand dollars are also from our trip, picked up on Somoa Beach.  She has had a lot of fun creating both the houses and some fairies to populate them.


  1. So sweet! What a great way to get her interested in the garden!
    You were dead on about the fungus. Thank God. I thought sure enough it was a spider something or other. I have lost quite a few annuals because of this mess, I have to get this under control!

  2. I'm pretty sure we got our first spores in a bag of mulch. We get stinkhorns every year, but they're not usually right in the plants that way!

  3. This is so cute! I bet your daughter has had a lot of fun creating this little fairy home--her handmade fairies are adorable. I noticed one of our local garden centers is now selling several accessories for fairy gardens, including tiny wheelbarrows and benches.

    I was thinking of your last post today--I don't know if you like cleome, but mine is really blooming right now and probably will be till the first frost. It's not in the right place here, but I don't have the heart to pull it, because it's one of the few plants still blooming in that particular flowerbed. It's a re-seeder, so once you get one going, it will come back year after year.

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