Pixabay graphic – Create your own fairy garden
You want to start your very own fairy garden and you want it to be very special. Before buying any plants, any fairy houses, and accessories or starting to dig, I recommend you read some of the great books about fairy gardens.
Your very own gardening librarian (me) has prepared a booklist so you’ll find the best books on fairy gardening and miniature gardens. You’ll get lots of ideas and save yourself some mistakes with these books. You and your child will have the best garden for the little nymphs around.
Sure, it isn’t rocket science, it’s just gardening on a very small scale. Still, you want to do it right and reading more about the topic will give you both some ideas. Be aware that brownies, pixies, and even the smaller-sized trolls might be attracted to the house and the gardens you create. Once I even discovered a frog enjoying my fairy house.
Books on Fairy Gardening
(Available from Amazon)
Fairy Garden Handbook – This will give you the basics that first-time gardeners need to know about soil, planting, and watering. Then it gives the important aspects for a fairy garden (keeping plants and accessories the right scale for little fairies, adding music and lights with wind chimes and prisms, and attracting hummingbirds and butterflies to be friends with the fairies).
Mixed in with all that is information about fairies. Great fun for kids in the garden and grown-ups too.
Fairy Garden HandbookView DetailsMagical Miniature Gardens & Homes: Create Tiny Worlds of Fairy Magic & Delight with Natural, Handmade DécorView DetailsGardening in Miniature: Create Your Own Tiny Living WorldView DetailsFairy Gardening 101: How to Design, Plant, Grow, and Create Over 25 Miniature GardensView DetailsFairy Gardening: Creating Your Own Magical Miniature GardenView DetailsFairy Gardens: A Guide to Growing an Enchanted Miniature WorldView DetailsMiniature Gardens: Design and create miniature fairy gardens, dish gardens, terrariums and more-indoors and outView DetailsThe Gardening in Miniature Prop Shop: Handmade Accessories for Your Tiny Living WorldView DetailsMiniature Fairy Gardening 2.0: A Quick Step by Step Guide on How to Make Your Own Fun Miniature Fairy GardensView Details
Books for Making Fairy Houses
Some books are specific to creating the miniature houses that go in the fairy gardens. I’ve gathered some of those for you as well.
Fairy Houses of the Maine Coast – This book uses things found in nature to make fairy houses. Great for projects with the kids. Start by scavenging for the materials around the yard and in the woods.
Fairy House Handbook – Get step-by-step instructions for building a fairy house. Great for kids interested in fairies.
Fairy Houses of the Maine CoastView DetailsFairy Houses All Year: A Four-Season HandbookView DetailsFairy Houses . . . Unbelievable!: A Photographic Tour (The Fairy Houses Series®)View DetailsFairy Houses . . . Everywhere! (The Fairy Houses Series®)View DetailsFairy Houses: How to Create Whimsical Homes for Fairy FolkView DetailsFairy House HandbookView Details
Are You Ready to Start Your Garden for the Little People Yet?
I’d have to answer with a “yes” on this question. I’ve been collecting moss and arranging it artfully around a rotting stump just in the edge of the woods. Then I ordered a small statue of a fairy to place on the stump with the moss all around. My second project was a dish garden for the fairies.
I don’t have a home for any of the fairies that might be attracted to my first efforts. That’s a craft project that I need to start. Here are some more of my pages about fairy gardening.
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