May 11, 2011

Fairy Garden

Yesterday I posted about a Fairy Garden.  I really, really want to make one but I'm hesitant. I mentioned my friend had sent me a photo of hers and she said I could share her photo so you all can see what I'm talking about, here it is....

(photo and garden by Lindsey)

She put her's in a large planter that she could move around.  She searched for just the right container so that her kids could get all around it and play - such a great idea!

Now, I don't know if you can see it or not but her Fairy Garden is basically like an  I-Spy game.  There are animals in the plants, Fairies hiding behind rocks, little treasures here and there.  It's awesome!  If I remember right I think she even mentioned that her fairies will go and visit the neighbors fairy gardens and little things in her garden just move around all summer.  So fun.

I know my girls could really have fun with this so I'm letting go of my fears of being a plant killer and when school gets out next week, we are taking on a fairy garden as one of our little projects.

So, do you have any tips for me?  What kind of plants to buy?  Which plants would work best in containers like these?  How often do I water plants (don't laugh, I really need to know these things)

And, for your enjoyment, here's a few others I found that are cute .....

Lindsey sent me this link, it was her inspiration:

Fairy Garden in a sink

Fairy Garden in a wagon

I'm sure there are tons of ideas out there and I'm excited to get started. Please share your tips.