Fairy Gardening: Creating Your Own Magical Miniature Garden
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Learn how to design, plant, accessorize, and care for your very own small corner of the world by following seven simple steps, including choosing the perfect container, planting luxurious pint-sized plants, decorating with properly scaled accessories, and telling a story through the delicate fairies you choose to inhabit your magical wonderland. Included are full-color photographs showcasing various types of fairy gardens and accessories, which are sure to inspire the designer in you! And best of all, these perennial gardens are perfect for the busy gardener, as they require less than ten minutes per week to maintain—this could be your new favorite hobby! For the inner child in us all, Fairy Gardening is sure to enchant both the novice and the experienced gardener who wishes to stir up Lilliputian flights of fancy.
eyes. So I pulled a hat low on my brow and wore my biggest Jackie O sunglasses to snoop my way over to the display. After a quick peek, I scuttled off in the opposite direction. A few minutes later, Sue joined me. “So?” I asked. “Of course I’m prejudiced because you’re my sister,” she said. “But those other fairy gardens just didn’t work for me. They looked like a pot full of plants with a fairy stuck in it. Yours look like real, live, mini gardens. Why is that?” I replied that I simply take
garden contained and to define the boundaries. The only drawback is if heavy rains occur, because with a build-up of water, parts of the garden may wash away. So plan ahead and create small gullies to carry the water away from the garden. The easier route is to use a raised planter which can be made of brick, block, or pressure-treated lumber. A height of 16 to 24 inches makes for clear viewing and simple maintenance. Raised beds must be filled with potting soil. Mulch doesn’t contain any
variety of accessory and plant resources exist for fairy gardening. Here is a sampling: Echo Valley www.echovalley.com 800-592-9678 P.O. Box 2741 Ann Arbor, MI 48106 Carry a selection of fairy garden accessories, climbing gnomes, gazebos and garden gates, carts, wishing wells, urn planters, reflection pools, and wishing wells. Also feature solar fairies to illuminate the garden. Efairies.com www.efairies.com 360-455-0334 502 Custer Way SE, Suite A Tumwater, WA 98501 Selection of
doesn’t have to be the biggest, the grandest, or the most expensive item in your garden. Sometimes it’s just a simple piece that helps tell the story of your theme. A little metal bench can be the catalyst for an entire garden. What else can you add? Perhaps a sitting fairy looking down at her puppy; or glue a kitten on the bench and position a bird on top of the backrest. Maybe you will perch a little boy fairy on the arm of the bench and put a teensy frog on the seat next to him. Think about
climates and zones. Some major garden suppliers now manufacture accessories specifically for fairy landscaping, and the staggering number of people discovering this delightful hobby climbs daily! Watching people’s faces when they first encounter fairy gardens is a little like seeing kids finding everything they want under the tree on Christmas morning. Astonishment gives way to pure pleasure as people inspect every inch of these enchanting mini landscapes. Somehow, fairy gardens transport us to