A fairy is a small, imaginary creature or mythical being of human form that has magical powers. Fairies are said to bring good luck.
Creating a fairy garden is a good way to lure fairies and good luck to your home. A fairy garden is a small garden with living plants and little structures used to create the appearance of a fairy’s home. You can devote a small corner of your garden to one or plant one in a container. Fairy gardens in containers are ideal green spaces for small places that work well in offices or on top of tables as centerpieces. And, containers can be moved from inside to outside as the weather allows.
If you’re not sure how to create your own fairy garden, here are some suggestions on how to get started.
Buy a Kit
You can purchase a Fairy Gardening™ kit that includes the following:
- Box for planting
- A lid that becomes a saucer
- Arbor with bench
- Tiny pebbles to form a path
- Fairy Dust
This is an easy way to create your own garden and the kit includes everything you will need, except for the live plants and soil.
Fairy gardening encourages you to stretch your imagination. Fairies love creativity, so don’t be afraid to let your imagination run wild. Try to create places for your fairies to play, sleep, and hide.
If you have purchased a kit, don’t stop there. Additional pieces can be purchased and added. Don’t be afraid to continually change around the furniture in your garden. Cottages, swings, tables, and chairs are just a few of the items that you can purchase to add to your garden.
Take a walk around your house and lawn to see what else you might add. Stones, twigs, and dried flowers are a few things you might find to add some interest. Also try adding some seasonal appropriate decorations around holiday times.
Lots of different plants can be used in your fairy garden. Again, use your imagination to create a garden that is personal to you. Small plants are great to use because they won’t overpower your decorations. If you have an arbor or a swing, climbing plants are fun to add. Here are a few plant suggestions:
- Club moss
- Polka-dot plant
- Baby’s tears
- Hens and chicks
- Even herbs!
If you are unsure of how to position your plants, you can find patterns for gardens online that you can print and use as a guide.
After planting, fairy gardens are very easy to care for. Water as necessary and empty extra water from the saucer as it accumulates. Once a month you can fertilize with an all purpose general fertilizer following label instructions. If any of your plants get too large, you can simply cut them back. Just don’t cut a plant back by more than half its size.
Have fun creating your garden and when it is done relax and enjoy it. If you are in need of a bit of extra luck, simply sprinkle some fairy dust (sparkles) onto your garden while making a wish!
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