Do you think your tiny balcony terrace means you can’t have a grand garden? Looking for a clever imaginative way to introduce a child to the world of plants? Ever dreamed of your own “McGregor’s Garden?” One of the newest gardening trends can do all these and a whole lot more!
Start planning…and playing…in your Fairy Garden!
One of the newest gardening trends, fairy gardening is the new-and-improved miniature gardening of yesteryear with all sorts of new products, idea books, and plants. Go small and have fun.
You can create your fairy garden just about anywhere. For portability, consider a pot, basin or terrarium. Or, plant an old lunchbox, garden bucket or child’s wagon. To heighten the intrigue, find a secret place in your own garden to lure the garden fairies. Between tree roots, beside a water feature or in a grove under flowering shrubs…the possibilities are endless.
Design your fairy garden just as you would a larger garden. What is its theme? Is it a fantasyland for unicorns? A gnome family farm? A replica of your own big house? It can be anything you imagine.
If you’re having a problem coming up with an idea, visit your garden center to check out all the products. If you need some inspiration, our Enchanted Garden products by Grassland Road will get you started. Whimsical and charming, they’ll help you create your own mini-fantasy. From arbors and benches to umbrellas and miniature tools, the possibilities are amazing. If you’re not sure your resident garden fairies will understand your invitation, you can always buy a mannequin fairy to entice them to share the fun.
This visit also sets the mind whirling with ideas for plant materials. Consider the mixture of colors, textures, shapes, and scents…in miniature. Tiny groundcovers such as moss or creeping thyme create beautiful “lawns.” Pebbles become paths. Sand creates shores. Twigs make houses, fences and other structures. What can you do with a small pinecone or acorn? How can you recreate a Disney-type pumpkin carriage?
Creativity knows no limits!