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Fairy Gardening 101 – Let’s Get Started

Fairy Gardening 101 – Let’s Get Started

It happens quite suddenly. In a moment you find yourself with a curious desire to find out if they really do exist? And suddenly, your fairy garden starts to take shape.

Yes. It’s that easy. If you believe, the rest will fall into place.

Wonderment, individuality, and a desire to create are the driving influences in fairy gardening. Take this inkling. Add a small patch of grass, an unused flower pot, a tree stump in your yard, or an empty space longing for life. And we’ll help you do the rest.  

Tips to Get Your Fairy Garden Started

  1. What’s Your Theme?
    A seaside escape. A tiny village. A secret garden. A seasonal soiree. The façade of a house. A tea party for two. The possibilities are endless. Before you begin, you’ll want to pick a specific theme or have an idea in mind in which to kick off your fairy garden project. Start small and grow from there.
  2. Indoors or Out?
    The beauty of fairy gardening is that it can be done inside or out (fairies do no discriminate they just want an idyllic place to call their own.) From natural elements like tree trunks and flower beds, to container gardening in tiered or broken pots, galvanized tubs, and wheelbarrows, you can start your fairy garden anywhere you want magical friends to appear.

  3. Greenery? Hardscapes? Or Both?
    Whether you bloom multi-color succulents or grassy knolls of peat moss to line your fairy landscape, or decide to go low maintenance with rocks, sand, or marbles to keep the focal points on all the little extras, plantings and stones are integral in designing the perfect scene.

  4. How to Accessorize?
    Now comes the truly fun part…everything else. If you’re only just beginning to dip your toes into the world of fairy gardening, you may be surprised to find that there’s something for every fairy, gnome, troll, sprite, pixie, and elf. Depending on your garden’s “personality” you can create a basic look and feel with just the essentials (an eclectic door, unique mushroom house, a table and chairs), or you can get intricate with the details from poolside umbrellas to the food being served up at the fairy garden party. You may want to illuminate your scene with a string of patio lighting (pint sized of course) to ensure your fairy friends can come out and play at night or provide creature comforts such as furnishing and decor and even neighboring creatures themselves that live in the wild. It’s easy to go big in this tiny world of micro-gardening.

  5. Do You Believe?
    It’s not enough to just have fun with your project, like we said from the beginning, one of the most important parts of fairy gardening is that you believe in fairies and the curious world in which they live. Do this, and you’ll create a perfect backdrop in which to attract these elusive beings, share in the delight of their environment, and make memories with treasured friends. That’s the true meaning of fairy gardening.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ exists to make the imaginative come alive. We are dedicated to bringing your miniature ideas to life in a huge way. Join our community and visit us online to experience the charm and intrigue of small-scale characters with larger than life expressions, and delight in all the little extras that take your micro-gardening to new heights (and depths).

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  • Joan James said...

    Have made several fairy gardens I am always interested in ideas and plans for making items for the garden , houses, gnomes, etc.from scratch

  • Christine Bee said...

    I started my fairy village 11 years ago and it has grown from two fairies with the door on a tree to a village of 75 fairies. They have a school, general store, fairy spa, a medical center, a community center with the carousel… And so much more. I think one is only limited by their imagination! It’s like being all grown up and having natures doll house outside!🧚‍♀️💕 my fairy gardens has played a big role in many of the items in my village called “raspberry fields”…thank you my fairy gardens 👍😍…Chris B.

  • Grandma Janet said...

    My fairy garden has different areas. I have fairies that just love to farm, they raise animals and vegetables. Some of my fairies live in the suburbs. There’s areas where there’s ponds, bridges to cross, gazebos to sit under, and plenty of fun things to do. I made it for my granddaughters but I get just as much enjoyment from it too.