Everyone has their own style when it comes to gardening. Some like to keep it clean and pruned, while others may like a “wild” looking green space instead. There are those that like collecting figurines such as garden gnomes, and there are those who would argue that gnomes are creepy. We’ve all got our opinions.
But one thing nobody can deny is that fairy gardens are completely adorable. Perhaps not everyone will be interested in creating one, but for those people who have kids, like mini projects, or just love fairies, creating a fairy garden might just be the perfect side project.
Simply put, a fairy garden is a garden for fairies. As in, a garden that is created on a fairy-sized scale and includes everything from miniature benches to tiny tree houses made out of real plants. They can be contained in one large flowerpot or they can expand much larger.
Kids particularly enjoy projects like these because it grants the opportunity to make ordinary things become extraordinary. For example, a boring piece of moss can transform into an entire lawn for a fairy, a leaf could provide the backing for a bench, and a tiny shrub becomes a giant tree. There’s nothing quite like inspiring imagination in children.
Flea Market Gardening provides some excellent ideas for creating your very own fairy garden indoors or out, using simple items to bring a small area to life. Photos from the website feature fairy gardens made around tree stumps, in wheelbarrows, in ancient Radio Flyer wagons, in large flower pots, and more. It also features a list of suggested supplies, which includes things like Christmas décor, gravel, small stones, sticks, and other easily accessible items.