Friday, July 23, 2010

Building a Fairy Garden

Last weekend my daughter and I finally made it to Lowe's to start working on our fairy garden.  We started off by trying to pick plants with little flowers.  In the end though I let her pick what she wanted to plant, so some of them ended up a little big.

We started off by putting a plant that resembled a tree.  I'm not really sure what it is we got, it was a house plant from the inside.  I've heard of people taking tea trees and snipping them to keep them stunted.  Honestly, I don't think I have the time for that this summer, so we kept it simple.

Next we planted the flowers she picked out.  We had gotten a small bag of pink glass rocks from Michael's which along with our miniature furniture would be our next step.

In the end we ended up with pink and white flowers.  A bench seated directly under the "tree" and a small bowl to hold water for the fairies to cool themselves off if needed.  My daughter's responsibility is to go out every morning and water her flowers. She loves doing this.  She'll go in and rearrange the rocks too.

I've seen all kinds of websites with miniature fairy furniture.  I've also seen fairy gardens with beautiful mossy grass.  In Virginia, I had hoped to grow some moss myself since I had some growing in odd places in my yard.  However here in Colorado I don't have access to any at the moment.  This is definitely a work in progress for both me and my daughter.  TGIF everyone.

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