The popular gardening trend lately is
fairy gardening, perfect for those
little areas you're not quite sure what to
do with, or if you have kids or grandkids
this is a perfect project to do together!
I thought I would do a little DIY
Fairy garden, if you love
container gardening or don't have
a ton of space for gardening
The first thing you will need is a container,
you can pick anything from an old wagon
to a birdbath, or even an old suitcase!
Once you start scrounging around,
the ideas are endless!
Think twice before you throw out
old "junk" it may become a new found
Next, you will need soil
and an arbor or something to become
the focal point of your fairy garden.
It could be a little miniature house or
and some little stones for a pathway
And last but not least you will need
plants! We usually recommend using about
4 to 5 plants per container, but it just depends
on how big your space is.
Now, once you have all you need,
the first thing you are going to want to do is
fill your container with soil, I usually fill it to the
top and pat it down so that when you water your plants
in it won't sink down below the surface.
The next thing you are going to do is
place your arbor or focal point
where you want, we usually recommend
putting it in the back corners of your space,
that way you are looking in to your
fairy garden and you can place all of your
little miniatures in the front where everyone will be
able to see them.
My arbor was a little too tall for my container,
if this happens to you, just snip off the
ends of your arbor with a wire cutters, so that the
bottom rim sits on top of the soil.
Now for planting!
I usually will plant my wire vine first, right by
my arbor so that it climbs over it, make sure the you
plant your ivy or vine nice and close!
Next plant we recommend is
Baby Tears! This is such a great plant for
many reasons, we love it for fairy gardens
because you can break it apart into small little
pieces, it's great in the shade, outside or in a
sun porch, and for winter you can bring it
inside! We LOVE this one.
Succulents are also great plants for fairy gardens!
If you have plants around the house that have
sprouted lots of little babies, all you have to do is
cut a few babies off and poke them in the soil and
they will root themselves! If you don't believe me,
try it for yourself!
When you are all done planting
don't forget to water in your fairy garden.
Now go out and make one!
Start by looking for the perfect container, this is
a great time of year for container hunting too,
any garage sale you see, STOP and pull in
you may just find your PERFECT fairy
~ Lynn & Kathi