About a month ago, I sent my mother-in-law a link to a sweet little project I found online. She had recently retired and loves to garden, so I thought it would be something fun for her to work on.
I have apparently been living under a rock, because I had no idea that these lovely little Fairy Gardens were actually a “thing.” Once I began looking into it more, I found all sorts of darling new worlds.
Sure, those of you Fairy Garden connoisseurs can go ahead and laugh at me, but I bet I’m not alone in not knowing about these lovely little container gardens. You can plant them in containers indoors or outdoors.
There are all sorts of online shops (and local gardening shops, depending upon where you live) that sell little garden gates, houses, animals, and fairies to populate your new world. There’s a great tutorial here.
So, back to my mother-in-law…She and my father-in-law came in town over Easter weekend to visit with the family. She told me before they arrived that she had some things to bring for a little project to work on with 5 year-old Zack. After a visit to our favorite local gardening store for a container, some herbs, and moss, this is what they created:
Isn’t that so cute? I put it on our kitchen table so we would see it every day. I pulled up some online fairy garden shops to show Zack, and he’s already picked out some new items he wants to add to our next one.
What about you? Have you ever made a fairy garden? Want to try?
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