In all my years of gardening, I have never made a Fairy Garden. Well, 2020 was the year to change that. This Enchanted Fairy Garden is my first, but it won't be the last. What a delightful way to express your creativity! I found the whole experience to be quite therapeutic.
Technically, this is not a Stampin' Up! project, but I did use my Leaves Trinkets to dress up the spot above my cottage door. My Cottage is actually a clay pot with river rocks adhered to the sides. I made the door with sticks from the yard. The roof is Baby Tears planted in the pot. I was told at the nursery that you can split Baby Tears to propagate more plants.
Building a Fairy Garden
The best place to start when building a Fairy Garden is to choose your theme and props. Your props will determine the scale of your garden. My props were what I like to call medium size Fairy Garden props. You can find tinier props and I suppose you could also find larger props. Choose your plants and container based on the size of your props. Larger props would probably work best on the ground maybe around a tree stump or something.
I may find that some of my plant choices are too big, but I was willing to give them a shot. I will definitely have to keep some of them trimmed back to keep them manageable. The plant in the front is some type of fern. I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it and I knew that I had to have it for my garden. The plant behind it is a Kiwi Aeonium.
I can't imagine a garden without flowers, so I choose Clibrachoas. My niece, Tori, help me choose 3. These may very well get too big, but time will tell. I will definitely have to keep these trimmed. I can't remember what the little tree-like plant in the pot with Grumpy was called, but it looked like it would fit quite nicely. Behind Grumpy's pot is another fern that simply had to make it into my garden. This dainty little fern looks fabulous gently blowing in the breeze. I did sneak in a Rosemary plant which I know will eventually get too big. What can I say? I love rosemary. Next to the rosemary is a Princess Pine. The name alone hooked me on this one. Into my cart went the Princess Pine.
I found these 3 of the 7 Dwarfs at a local store, so I let them be the theme of my Fairy Garden. If I remember correctly, they are Dopey, Doc, and Grumpy. Grumpy appears quite perturbed with the frog on his head.
I hope you enjoyed this little tour of my Enchanted Fairy Garden. I would highly recommend giving it a try.
Have a Fabulous Weekend!