Are you looking for a fun, whimsical, and easy garden idea this fall? Why not plant a Fairy garden. These miniature gardens are great for all ages, are easy to construct, and make great gifts. Fairy gardens can be planted indoors or out, and are an opportunity to satisfy your imagination by creating and caring for a small living environment. What do you need to get started? Fairy gardens have 3 main elements:
1)Flowers/plants. Flowers are extremely important in attracting fairies. In fact, each flower in a fairy garden is said to have its own fairy guardian.
2)Places for the fairies to hide. Small houses or other small structures provide refuge and places for the fairies to hide.
3)Planting medium. Good soil, and regular watering will help ensure a lasting and healthy miniature garden. A good container will also be required if planting indoors.
Our good friends at Highlands Garden Center (http://www.bigtoolbox.com/Home/) have all the materials to get started on this project. They will be offering discounts and family fun at their Fall Fever Event October 6th and 7th. Here is Phil and Bertha Lynn of Denver’s Channel 7 (http://www.thedenverchannel.com/) explaining fairy gardens with material donated by Highlands Garden Center.
Fairy gardens are ever changing spaces where you are limited only by your imagination. Here is a list of plants to help you get started:
Fairy Garden Plants
Wooly Thyme, Ornamental Strawberry, Irish Moss, Blue Star Creeper, Baby Tears, Cranesbill, Brass Buttons, Thyme, Primroses, Rosemary, Calendula, Roses
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