Friday, April 15, 2011

Fairy Gardens

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After studying many books about all the different types of fairies what they like and how to welcome them, we decided to make some fairy gardens. Both boys had a blast and it was a really fun project that continued to span over the next few days. The gardens themselves only took a few hours. We picked bright and fragrant flowers for the potted gardens. Picking lots of Alyssum for how fragrant it is and Snapdragons because we all just love how pretty they are. I am sure any fairy would be attracted to them.

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We made one pot have a bathtub because the water changes properties if fairies take a bath in there. This put even had a clothes line in back for the fairies to hang their towels to dry.

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Another we added a bed and chair for the fairies to rest and relax. Bed has a simple felt blanket and pillow. Take note of the entry way in back welcoming the wandering faire.

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Another had a swing for the fairies to swing on, because what is more fun that swinging on a swing? We planted chocolate mint in this one, because frankly I can think of nothing I would rather do than swing while smelling chocolate and mint… Like a slice of heaven.

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Our last one was in our biggest pot and really we ran out of flowers so it left a lot of space for my oldest to create the perfect haven for fairies. He added lots of little foot bath areas, a garden, chair with a seashell lamp, a swing, and even an easel for the artistic fairy (we are still on the search for the perfect set of paint brushes). The arched entry way is sure to welcome many a fairies; I only hope this oasis is not so perfect they fight over who can live there.

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As I said before this project lasted many days, I keep seeing the boys walking by the pots and checking to see if anything has been disturbed. My littlest decided to add a seashell bowl full of “grapes” (from a Grape Hyacinth) for them to eat. I have been directed to leave out some almond milk and fruit for the fairies to dine upon. My oldest decided to make a gnome that is there to greet new fairies. And lastly we had to make some mushrooms for the garden, because well of course that is what fairies would grow in their gardens. ;)

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Currently Powel Gardens has an Enchanted Garden exhibit that has lots of fairy houses on display. We plan on making a trip down to the garden to check it out. Check back here to hear how our trip went. Powell Gardens


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2 comments:

  1. That is such a fun project! My son got to make fairy houses at his school for their community garden (which I was pretty impressed with). Hope the boys are delighted with some little visitors soon. :)

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  2. My children would love this project

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