I remember when I was a young girl my sisters and I would make little fairies out of our mothers Hollyhock blooms.
Each one had a different colored billowing skirt. Then we would run and pick a butter cup and put it under our noses to see how much we liked butter.
I love butter to this day. Hmm, wonder if that game had anything to do with it?
Lately I have been taken back to the times when I was a young girl playing make believe in the garden.
I have been creating a ‘fairy’ garden.
Wouldn’t it be fun to be a fairy and have a bird land on your toe? Notice other birdies are flocking nearby. A little blue mushroom, a flowering steppable, and moss help create the woodland theme.
My grandson, Riley helped me create the garden path. I made the picket fence and he spray painted it. My first thought was to paint it white. Then I realized that it needed to be green, “It’s a woodland”.
The path leads to a fairy sized pool. Just right for a little winged cutie to take a dip. Look closely and you’ll see a little green frog tucked in the moss.
The planter cottage was a $1.50 thrift store find. I already had the ceramic mushrooms. Perfect for the garden.
Another little birdie is hiding in this fern. The garden is an ‘eye spy’ for the grandies.
And where did this garden all come to life? In my vintage wheelbarrow.
Did you notice the pillar? No garden of mine would be complete without one. I went out into the garage to see what I had to go in my fairy garden. Opened a cabinet door and there it was.
A sweet bluebird is nesting in my Rosemary and two more fairies are nestled among the greenery. The purple fairy was given to me years ago for Mothers Day by my youngest daughter, Kylee. The other was a 25 cent thrift find.
The metal pick reminds you that when you are in the garden it’s a special place to relax.
My fairy garden cost me very little. I dug up plants from the garden and planted in it. Then I added a few annuals that I had bought for my pots.
My little ‘Woodland’ has brought me so much joy and memories of a wonderful childhood.
Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
p.s. If you haven’t linked up with “Share Your Cup Thursday” please do! Here’s the link: Share Your Cup Thursday #8
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