Creating Enchanting Miniature Gardens with Flower Fairies
Invite fairies as well as butterflies into your garden with potted miniature fairy gardens. A garden fairy can a bit of whimsey to any plain flower pot! With a bit of imagination, a flower fairy figurine, potting soil and some "fairy-flowers" you can magically transform your empty containers and flower posts into enchanting miniature fairy gardens.
Fairy gardens can bring smiles to young and old alike. Creating a fairy garden of whimsey takes no more than a little imagination a bit of fairy-flower knowledge. A fun project for you and your kids, or just for you. A finished fairy garden makes such a unique gift. We encourage you to let your imagination fly, feel like a child again, and create a tiny place you call "Fairy Garden".
How to plant a miniature potted fairy garden
Before you get started designing your miniature fairy garden, decide if you garden will be in the shade or sun and choose your plants accordingly.
Select a container for your fairy garden. You can choose a simple clay flower pot or get creative with the use of over-sized tea cups, old wheel barrels, tin watering cans, a used red wagon, a galvanized pail or bucket, an old drawer from a piece of antique furniture found at a flee market, whatever your whimsey, just be sure to the container has adequate drainage.
Press a hand-full of dried sphagnum moss into the bottom of the container. Next, fill your container half-way with potting soil. Place your plants on top of the potting soil until you get the desired effect. Use a mix of ground covers, textures and colors. It's fun to Incorporate a tiny tree or a miniature vine as well. Once you have your plants placed the way you like them, fill any remaining areas with potting soil and press the soil down firmly.
Now for the fun part, it's time to place the fairies! We like to use the Cicely Mary Barker Flower Fairies, each fairy comes with a tiny wire pick which can be used to support the fairies whether they are sitting, kneeling, standing or dancing.
Part of the fun of planting a fairy garden is moving the fairies and miniature accessories around until you get desired look that magically makes you smile.
Take your time and enjoy placing your fairy figurines among the tiny plants, flowers, vines and trees. Don't be shy, they can always be moved if you change your mind.
Fairy Garden Resources
M&M Nursery - Ready Made Potted Fairy Gardens, Miniature Plants, Flowers and Trees, Assorted Clay Pots, Oversized Tea Cups, Miniature Fairy Garden Accessories and a large selection of Cicely Mary Barker Flower Fairies
Stepables - Large selection of herbs, mosses, vines and flowering plants
Obsession With Butterflies - Garden Fairies, Butterfly and Nature Gifts, Butterfly Caterpillar Larvae Kits, Butterfly Jewelry
Herb Gatherings -An enchanting journey into the fairy realm where you can find fairy quotes, stories, crafts
and fairy gardening ideas too!
Garden fairies come at dawn, Bless the flowers then they're gone." —Anonymous