|A display from one of the garden stores I visited.|
It seems that the idea of creating a Fairy Garden is popular again this year, and no surprise since there is something about those itsy bitsy little worlds that catch the imagination even if you don’t believe in fairies, per se. (Shhhh, don’t let Tinkerbell hear that!)
Latest trend in gardening goes miniature was an article I came across that reports on some ways to make and use Fairy Gardens that are installed in containers, “They make good centerpieces for tables and are good garden decorations”.
At first I thought a fairy garden would be something ideal for a project with children, and I still believe that, but like other miniatures, dollhouses, for example, some of us “girls” never quite grow up. We still like making and (secretly playing) with these enchanting, tiny gardens. Really, they are so much fun with the little furnishings, imaginative dwellings and the possibilities of creating your own homemade accessories out of acorn cups, bits of moss and twigs.
Of course, some people are too busy for all that.
But if you have a bit of time here and there, some imagination, and the desire to putter around in a miniature world, the Fairy garden might just provide the perfect little environment.
I wrote some pages on making these gardens, as well. You do want to visit them, don’t you?
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© 2011 written for Ilona’s Garden Journal. An excellent blog.