Come on in and join us for Our 2016 Fairy Garden Tour. The fairy garden princess has been watching for you.
It was a painful process waiting on the plants to grow in our fairy garden so I could take some pictures to share!
My hubby gifted me with most of the fairy garden items for Mother’s Day this year! He knows me well and I love him all to pieces. He took me shopping for the cottage, accessories and plants. It was a fun day. When we got home, we began the process of putting our Fairy Garden together immediately. Grown ups enjoy imagining too!
I already had the half barrel planter. It was a yard sale score for $1 several years back. I really wanted the Caladiums so our fairy garden Princess would be able to hide under those giant leaves.
We found quite a few of our fairy garden accessories at Joann’s including the cottage. The front door opens and I loved the design with the vines growing all over it. We nestled it close to the back so we could make a stone pathway leading to the door.
The stones came from Home Depot where we also purchased all of our plants.
We found our Bistro set at Big Lot’s along with the mailbox and wheel barrow. The Bistro set was first to be painted and it looks so much more prominent. The mailbox and wheel barrow are waiting to be painted.
Don’t you agree the white is a much better color for the Bistro set?
Nestled among the Verbena is our Fairy Garden angel. She is a Hobby Lobby find. You can catch a glimpse of the bistro and the top of the birdhouse nearby.
Isn’t a cute frog a requirement when there is a Fairy Princess around? This one has a pink butterfly resting on his face. He is hiding behind the Fairy Princess. If you look close you’ll see her tree stump and the corner of her blue dress and yellow wing.
You’ll never believe what our birdhouse really is! It’s a cheese knife! I spotted it in a bin at a thrift store and knew it would be perfect for our fairy garden. Don’t you just love the detail on the roof!
Our Fairy Princess has no idea there is a frog hiding behind her. I worried about her delicate stature but she tolerates the wind, sun and rain quite well.
She spends her days hiding under the Caladium leaves, sitting on a tree stump just outside of her cottage. I think she is waiting on her Prince.
Our gnome keeps a watchful eye on the pathway entrance to the cottage. He’s a bird lover as you can see and he enjoys sitting on his mushroom toad stool.
The back side of the cottage is where I planted this yellow Crown of Thorns. It will eventually grow tall enough to tower over the cottage and keep it hidden from danger.
As you can see from this photo above the fairy garden, the creatures who live there are protected by their beautiful towering flowers and shrubs.
There are five different plants which make up our fairy garden; Croton, Caladium, Creeping Jenny, Verbena and Crown of Thorns. We found all of them at the Home Depot and they are all perennials.
Fairy Gardens are magical places where our imaginations flourish. They are evidence that grown ups enjoy playing make believe too and that is awesome!
I hope you have enjoyed your tour of our Fairy Garden. We have a couple of additions planned for the garden and as mentioned several items are going to the paint shop for improvements. Maybe I can share those with you by the end of the summer.
Have you made a fairy garden?
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