A Guide to Fairy Gardens

Saturday, July 21, 2012 by

For centuries mankind has been fascinated by legends of fairies. While concrete evidence of the existence of fairies is, naturally, rather hard to come by, adding fairy gardens to our landscapes is one charming way we can participate in this centuries-old tradition. With a bit of fairy lore, some imagination, and just a small patch of space you can create a garden of whimsy, an open invititation to fairies to come and frolic. Fairy gardens are miniature gardens that, with their small plants, houses, outdoor structures, and furnishings, give the illusion of tiny creatures living there. Fairy gardens can be any size or shape from the very small to larger, grander scenes at the base of a tree, under a shrub, tucked inside an old birdbath or peeking out from under a prized hosta...

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