We had a magical weekend making Fairy Gardens.
Kitty decided she wanted her own, personal, Fairy Garden… one that she could move around if she wanted to. We set off for our nearest thrift shop in search of the perfect container. When she saw an old silver soup tureen, she declared that she’d found it!
Next was a trip to our nursery to pick out the plants. I was amazed at her restraint… I was oo-ing and ahhhh-ing at all the tiny snapdragons, the miniature pansies and the tiny honey flowers. Kitty shook her head at them all… I don’t want too many plants, she said. There must be a lot of room for playing! In the end she chose moss, of course, and a pretty mound of Seapinks.
Once home, she got to work making her silver soup tureen suitable for a Fairy Garden. Holes had to be punched into the bottom so that it would drain properly.
She filled her container with soil.
Then moss. We measured the diameter of the moss we’d need and she cut it from the moss flat with a sharp knife.
Carefully, she pushed her moss circle into her container.
She picked a spot for the Seapinks and, with the sharp knife, cut a hole in the moss… just the right size.
She squeezed the sides of the Seapinks container to loosen the soil inside and carefully turned the plant upside down so that it slid into her hand.
She marveled at the beautiful designs of the roots and then planted the Seapinks into her Fairy Garden.
It is quite the prettiest little Fairy Garden I’ve seen!
And, each time I see it, it looks a little different!
I hope Kitty’s magical Fairy Garden has inspired you to make your own fairy garden with your children. Be sure to enter it into our Annual Fairy Garden Contest… details are here.
Here’s a link to the Fair Garden Page for more Fairy Garden inspiration.
And, here’s my Pinterest Fairy Garden Page… follow it to see all the cute Fairy Gardens I find.
Blessings and magic,