Every year, some time during the Spring or early Summer, Kitty and I make a new fairy garden. It has become a family tradition for us. A together-time… a time for us to get lost in the magic of our mother-daughter friendship. I can’t express how this little delve into the fairy realm replenishes my soul. My sweet little girl is enchanting… her imagination is pure magic and to be welcomed into her childhood dreams is a gift of untold worth.
During the Spring, Summer and Autumn, Kitty plays endlessly in her fairy garden. But it does tend to get neglected in Wintertime. By the time Spring comes around again, the moss is often dead.
The other plants have either died too or become totally overgrown.
The pond is black and slimy. It is often in need of some tender loving care…
We assemble the fairy goodies we have collected for the new fairy garden.
We buy a flat of moss and a few other fairy friendly plants.
The magic begins…
This year, Teddy made a fairy garden too. He loves to dig in the soil with his little shovel and so requested a moss-less fairy garden.
Working in her fairy garden always reignites Kitty’s love for it… she plays in her garden for hour upon hour, day in and day out. I love to see her playing out in sun and the fresh air. And now, with Teddy playing at her side, their fairy garden hours bring absolute joy to my heart.
Here is a link to last year’s fairy garden with tips and instructions on how to make your own.
I encourage everyone to make this a family tradition in their own family. There are hundreds of ways to make a fairy garden… your child’s imagination is the limit and you’ll find that their imaginations have no limit at all!
Enter the Fairy Garden Competition – 2011! Click on the link below to learn the details.
I encourage you to help spread the word of this magical competition by adding the above button to your own blogs… (how? – save the above ‘Fairy Garden Competition” button to your desktop and then add it to your blog as a picture gadget linking to this code in the HTML box of the gadget…
Happy Fairy Gardening!
Blessings and Magic,