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Fairy Garden Lore… The Magic of Miniature Fairy Gardening

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Close your eyes tight

Sprinkle a little Fairy Dust

Now open them to a Childlike Reverie

Where each twilight twinkle

Is an invitation to dream

~K. D’Angelo

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Fairies, Pixies or Sprites; it matters not what you call them, as almost every culture has discovered these Wee Folk existing just within the boundaries of their imagination.

Throughout the ages, Fays, as they were first named in western European folklore, have been sighted in the dreamy glens of our minds. Into every season these timeless Fancies fly, often bringing upon wing, acts of kindness and sometimes a bit of cheeky mischief too.

A basket of berries trifled with, freshly hung laundry unpinned or fragrant rose buds gone missing, all may be the doings of glittering yet elusive Imps.

Peek down a Fairy’s Path to glimpse a clever and fleeting Sprite slipping away on the back of a merry butterfly or keen-witted field mouse.

 

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Although these tiny Echoes often engage in much tomfoolery, they are most inclined to charitable deeds. Showing up like rainbows during a storm, good-natured Fairies will tenderly attend a gentle Soul who is downtrodden.

Lavender garnished wreaths, chamomile teas or even sun-dipped honey dew might be left at the doorstep of one who has taken ill in hopes of delivering some healing cheer.

Adoring of youngsters, due to their pure and jovial ways, Fairies also delight in misting a magical sparkle which softly tickles little toeses and noses.

A babe’s mirthful laughter is to a Fae as nectar is to the bee, and it is said that every time a toddler giggles a Fairy is born.

A very special Fairy Dust, fashioned with Love, also carries musical blessings upon breeze.

These wind-whispered lullabies may be heard not only by children, but by all young-at-heart who truly Believe.

 

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fairy with tree wWhether celebrated or not, Fairies, have always lived on the edge of our realities and in the beds of our gardens too! Fairy Garden lore, it is thought, evolved overtime as our needs to either please or play with Mythicals came about.

Strolling the historical Fairy’s Path we see ethereal gardens of yore where mushroom inspired Fairy Rings became gateways to hidden realms.

Within these mysterious circles, tiny treasures of colored stones or perfumed petals were often lain to appease impish Elementals or beguile friendly Fairies.

 

 

 

 

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fairy resting on chairToday, just as in the past, Fairy Gardening spirits us to fanciful place of charms and wonder. Set out some miniature décor, petite garden plants and just a touch of whimsy to invite enchanted Fairies into your world.

A lavish and grand garden space is not necessary to build a Fairy Garden. In fact, Brownie folk are more partial to snug and nestled settings.

This means that whether you reside in town or country, flat or cottage, you can dream up and design your very own Fairy Garden.

There are no rules to follow when creating a Fairy Garden, except that it is essential you incorporate your most imaginative artistry.

Indoors, outdoors, in an over-sized teacup, flowerbed, wheel barrel or pot; Fairies will appear anywhere there is an abundance of romantic reverie to be found.

 

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fairy in ladleMiniature furnishings and garden foliage will enhance any Fairy Garden you might conjure.

Small appointments, such as, itty scalloped fencing and bitty stepping stones set the stage for a dwarfed land, where slight benches, gazebos and bistro sets are perfect settings for Pixies picnics. And what Nisse can keep from tinkering with teeny accessories.

Yeabig watering cans, birdbaths and gazing balls will entice many a Fairy into your garden.  Sprite’s curious and inquisitive natures simply will not allow them to resist such sweet trinkets.

Mini moss topped inns offer warmth to wee travelers who may sojourn your garden. Fun-wearied and plum worn out, they will blithely thank you for providing them such cozy shelters.

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Also complimentary to Lilliputian landscapes are miniature scaled garden plants.

Delicate foliage, such as fine shrubbery or lacy vines adorn any proper Fairyland.

Dainty but bright flora which serenades and bids a bonnie welcome to any winged passers-by is also a must.

Use Baby Tears Moss, Elfin Thyme and Mini Cranesbill to embellish your Fairy Haven.

Blue Star Creeper, Sweet Alyssum and Australian Violet are fair additions as well.

 

 

 

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A Garden Borne of Love

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Awakening a symphony of treasure

Vibrant blooms burst rich arbor

Wind moves treetops in measure

Heaven winks glimmered light

Upon water frolicked stone

Angels hymn a fairied wing

In arrangement of butterfly flown

Breeze and chime divine song

Eden waltzes with verdant blue

Forever fancies a feathered chorus

Paradise is born of melodic hue

 

 

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Peaceful and serene, Paradise calls to all light-hearted seekers of beauty and grace; children, young and old alike, woodland creatures; deer, bunnies, butterflies, birds, gnomes and fairies too!

Whether your Garden Haven be miniature or vast, it will always be divine when fashioned and sustained with Love…

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A special thank you to M & M Nursery in Orange, CA for allowing me to photograph and post your darling fairy garden designs, and, also to artist James Browne for the inspiration and usage of his sweet illustrations! ~K. D’Angelo

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Bonny that you stopped by… Please feel free to leave a comment…

Thanks for keeping the magic alive and Happy Fairy Gardening!

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Watch our video and enjoy a magical journey through Fairyland!

COME TO FAIRY LAND VIDEO

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

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space

space

Release

Love

space

Let

it

take

Wing

space

Unfold

your

Heart

space

Free

the

Butterfly

space

~K. D’Angelo

 

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Butterfly Face Painting …

A Day at the Fair…

Butterfly flutters tickle

the drowsy heart,

awakening imaginations,

curiosities,

wonders and dreams.

Where will you fly

once touched

by a

Butterfly’s Wing?

~K. D’Angelo
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A Shadow’s Dance

A Shadow’s Dance

Amoungst timbered
Shades of noon
Waltzing flyers sing

Flutters dark
Whisper glimpses light
Via painted Wing

Aerial dramas
Stellar set
On terra verdant stage

Of graceful Angels
Canopies hint
Mysteries are played

Ever musing
A Shadow’s dance
Created from on high

Wishing I may
Chance to glance
The fleeting Butterfly

~K. D’Angelo

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Play as Light…


 I want to play as the light does…

At sunset on tips of curling waves

Or set forest of trees ablaze

in leaves of amber bright

 And move wings of butterflies

to stained glass flight

 I want to play as the light does…

 On drifts, as the glistening of snow

 Or be the gold of meadow

in misty morning dew

 And cast for the wind, shadows

canvases of dancing hue

I want to play as the light does…

 Storm flashing clouds of gray

Or bend rain to archway

charming color from the gloom

And be the warmth which entices

the budding flower to bloom

I want to play as the light does…

 On celestial stages as lunar faces

Or stir heartfelt wishes

through the twinkling of stars

And paint cosmic masterpieces

heavenly murals from afar

I want to play as the light does…

As the fair sparkle in love’s eye

Or kindle pure essence lying

in divine souls blessed

 And illuminate all creation

as God’s thoughts manifest

Play as light that you are…

~Kristen D’Angelo

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A Butterfly Dream…

 

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Breezes of Spring

Butterfly Poetry Breezes of Spring

Breezes of Spring

Sweet life is borne on Breezes of Spring
A tiny new bud, an egg left by wing…

Caterpillar and flower frolic happily together
With raindrops and rays amidst clement weather

Scarlet-gold leaves herald in changing light
Turning friends to chrysalis n’ seed at Nature’s delight

Creation finds rest in a white winter’s slumber
Silent snow cradles the awaiting season’s wonder

Out of the morning’s dew a yearning sprout does appear
Beholding a familiar winged dancer spying it’s tear

“Oh, bright little blossom, why do you cry?”
“Can you not see I’ve become a butterfly?”

Sweet life is borne on Breezes of Spring
A tiny new bud, an egg left by wing…

˜K. D’Angelo

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Butterfly Quotes

I am fortunate enough to have a dear friend that is not only a talented and creative writer, but also my business partner in Obsession With Butterflies.  She is a kind gentle soul and lover of butterflies like myself.  Please enjoy some of my friend, Kristen D’Angelo’s butterfly quotes, along with a collection of my other favorite butterfly quotes and sayings.


Nevermore will a flying flower drift by you unnoticed
~K. D’Angelo

Butterflies are kisses blown by Angels  ~K. D’Angelo

Divine creation can be seen painted on the canvas of a butterfly’s wing ~ K. D’Angelo

No garden truly blooms until butterflies have danced upon it
~K. D’Angelo

Butterflies are a breath of beauty fluttering by, they are mystery chronicled upon wing, they bring forth the grace and wonder of this world to our eyes everyday
~K. D’Angelo

Awaken to the universes simple gift of the butterfly. Watch with fascination and joy as a jeweled treasure glides by and gently touches your soul
~K. D’Angelo

Peace dwells on wings of butterflies ~K. D’Angelo

A minute spec of life is set upon a leaf, out crawls a miracle a butterfly to be
~K. D’Angelo

Master magician, munching to and fro, a caterpillar works illusions til’ the end of his show
~K. D’Angelo

A self made sanctuary, a place for change and growth, a chrysalis is created in anticipation of both
~K. D’Angelo

Love, as the fluttering wing, is a graceful movement of the heart
~K. D’Angelo

Butterflies are God’s confetti, thrown upon the Earth in celebration of His love
~K. D’Angelo

Mother of Pearl ButterflyButterflies dance on the whisper’s of romance, alight upon their wings sun-kissed, joyfully soaring into Loves’s sweet bliss
~K. D’Angelo

Tremendous beauty can be found in the tiniest of things… for who has ever thought to rival that of a butterfly’s wing
~K. D’Angelo

All over the world butterflies soar into the hearts of man, they sail boundless and free, speaking the universal language of beauty
~K. D’Angelo

Butterfly flutters tickle the drowsy heart, awakening imaginations, curiosities, wonders and dreams. Where will you fly once touched by a Butterfly’s wing?
~K. D’Angelo

You are to me, as a butterfly to a flower
~K. D’Angelo

Soar like the spirited Butterfly, who is as passionate upon tattered wing, as she was on her maiden flight ~K. D’Angelo

Never-ending rays of long summer days, violet meadows serene, butterfly’s dream ~K. D’Angelo

One could spend a lifetime lost in a butterfly’s wing
~K. D’Angelo

Oh, gentle spirit, fly free on wings of grace… rise beyond sunset skies into the dawns of paradise ~K. D’Angelo

Life is a fleeting butterfly ~K. D’Angelo

and now some of my other favorites…

Two great things you can give your children: one is roots, the other is wings
~Hodding Carter

Everyone is like a butterfly, they start out ugly and awkward and then morph into beautiful graceful butterflies that everyone loves
~Drew Barrymore

One can never consent to creep, when one feels an impulse to soar
~Helen Keller

The butterflies…What an educated sense of beauty they have. They seem only an ornament to society, and yet,

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if they were gone, how substantial would be their loss
~Phil Robinson

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you
~Nathaniel Hawthorne

His talent was as natural as the pattern that was made by the dust on a butterfly’s wings. At one time he understood it no more than the butterfly did and he did not know when it was brushed or marred
~Ernest Hemingway

I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man
~Zhuangzi

I would like to think that the singer is the butterfly, and the drummer was just the little grub in the ground, working to become a caterpillar
~Robert Wyatt

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly
~Richard Buckminster Fuller

Is it sin, which makes the worm a chrysalis, and the chrysalis a butterfly, and the butterfly dust?
~Max Muller

Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to t

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he sunny side of life. And everyone deserves a little sunshine
~Jeffrey Glassberg

“Just living is not enough,” said the butterfly, “one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.”
~Hans Christian Anderson

A caterpillar who seeks to know himself would never become a butterfly
~Andre Gide

Just like the butterfly, I too will awaken in my own time
~Deborah Chaskin

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough
~Rabindranath Tagore

Kristen is a freelance writer, blogger, photographer and social worker.  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Ecology from the University of California, Irvine. In addition to her writing, Kristen is an active member of the Orange County Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association (NABA) and my business partner in Obsession With Butterflies.  – Vickie Cole

Kristen D’Angelo

If you’ve enjoyed Kristen’s quotes, please explore some of her others writings: The Butterfly Dimension– A Butterflies World, Butterfly Dreamin’ – Butterfly Gardening in Southern California and How to How to Photograph Butterflies – Capturing the Beauty of Butterflies.  Kristen’s heartfelt writings have recently been produced as a magical children’s lullaby Album, Butterfly Dream with a bedtime story book to follow soon.

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