Fairy Gardens A-Z Blog Challenge



Fairy Gardens

I first saw fairy gardens at the Berkshire Botanical Garden in Stockbridge, MA. after a group of children left behind their morning’s work; a class they had participated in. It was a charming offering shattered throughout the garden. I was hooked…love at first site. I bought a book in the garden shop that I heartily recommend, either for yourself, or any child in your life; you will love @Fairy Houses(The Fairy Houses Series)by author Tracy Kane.

By the time I made my first Fairy garden years later, the interest had evolved from sites beneath trees to pots, of which I have plenty. But it was containers for flower arranging that seemed the most doable.

I discovered Pinterest boards dedicated to these fairy gardens; others who were obviously taken with these miniature vignettes. Here was plenty of inspiration to go around. Now available, small pieces of furniture break with the tradition of using only natural things found outdoors. With slow growing, small plants, and your imagination, you are in business. This is a perfect project with a child, or for yourself.  I have made fairy gardens as thank you presents to give away. Visit my Pinterest fairy garden boards for all the inspiration you will need to get started.d1c6d22407089b31a525487b1d24da4f4a16bd4ea4692e95efc8a4337cdfe484

About Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin

Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin grew up in Evanston, IL. and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is an author of two novels: The Greening of a Heart and Facing East. She lives, writes and gardens in NC. Visit her: Stephenyhoughtlin.com
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3 Responses to Fairy Gardens A-Z Blog Challenge

  1. pbmgarden says:

    Stepheny, you’re so full of interesting ideas! I think you might enjoy seeing London’s The Pothole Gardener‘s website and in particular, the video, Holes of Happiness.

  2. Cute! This makes me wish I was a little less allergic to green things. I’d build a whole room of beautiful fairy-friendly arrangements. =)

  3. Elise Fallson says:

    This is so cute. Something my daughter and I would love to do. (:

    A-Z participant blogging from Elise Fallson

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