I have always loved the idea of a Fairy Garden. In fact, last year we tried making one and really nothing came of it. This summer I wanted to try again, and decided to use mature plants rather than wait for it to come up from seed.
Creating a fairy garden was our Monday activity for our summer suitcase of fun – and the boys really enjoyed it!
We used a beautiful, green spiral-like ground cover – Sedum ‘John Creech’. I purchased it last year and it has grown beautifully for me and has spread out to many containers. It has proven to be very amiable to transfers, so we moved over a small container of it into a larger planter that we were using for our fairy garden.
I also used a couple little succulents that I am propagating. Can you see them in the seashell? I have found they are quite happy tucked in little places like that.
Rocks from around our property were gathered for the little pathway. The boys had to gather the itty bitty ones.
The little table, chair, basket, arbor and fence were purchased from Hobby Lobby. They had a fantastic selection of fairy garden furnishings – awkwardly, they were not all proportionate to one another. All of the items were 50% off – if I catch them when they drop lower I may pick up some more items.I made the flag from twisting red wire and a small stick. When time permits, I may sew a little one, though the boys insist they like this one how it is.We picked out some dried flowers from our nature box collection to go in the basket.
The boys added an acorn to the table to complete the look.Related: