Your own Fairy Garden

by artsNink

Make your garden magic add a fairy door or a magical creature caring for your flowers create your own magical fairy garden.

The Garden Fairy, and Fairy Lore

The legends of the Fae go even further back than Arthurian legend and magic, wtih different legends from different countries. I have always enjoyed the stories of garden fairies, unlike the legends of lifesize magical beings, both evil and good depending on the lore. The garden fairy is small, fluttering about with a glow, blessing the flowers to help them grow, they play with other garden creatures like the dragonfly, butterly, and toad. They celebrate flower gardens, beauty, and the harvest of fruits and vegtables. 

 

"Garden fairies come at dawn, bless the flowers, then they are gone." Author unknown,

 

Here is a flower fairy in my garden.


Find so much more Fairy lore on Wikipedia

A fairy is a type of mythical being or legendary creature, a form of spirit, often described as metaphysical, supernatural or preternatural. Fairies resemble various beings of other mythologies, though even folklore that uses the ...

Little crafts and nature gardens for kids and adults

Have you ever created a fairy home in your garden or the woods?  It is so much fun to create fairy homes and some of the most wonderful times you can spend with children, let them use there imagination on objects and "furniture". Use your imagination to create fairy items, like an empty thread spool for a table or chairs; or take a walk in the woods choosing natural items to decorate with, like a pinecone as a "tree", a stone or sand path, a leaf "bed". This is not just for kids, adults can have fun making little fairy gardens and homes for yourself or as a hobby, it can be a lot of fun, I love creating them. Here is a little scene I made the other day. I am always sure to have a basket or paper bag for collecting, and some string and scissors. Here you will see some pine cone flowers, a ladder of twigs, and pine cone tree, other pics show a white stone path I created. You can also on A hunt have a check list for Children Like fairies like shiny things let find at least one shiny object they like soft things like feathers and rose pedals such great learning fun.

 

 

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A couple of wonderful Fae home videos I found

The little fairies need a place to enter your garden, I found these wonderful doors, you can purchase them or maybe just get some ideas and make your own Enchanted Doorways.

Gnomes in my garden

gnomes still care for my gardensGnomes originated in Germany in the mid-19th century, the production of gnomes was based on local myths as a way for people to enjoy the stories of the gnomes wanting to help in the garden at night. The garden gnome quickly spread across the oceans and world wherever gardening was a serious hobby. (Wikki info)

I love garden gnomes, they add so much personality to my garden, this gnome in the blue hat takes care of my flowers in the back of my house. Sadly I have had to move all my gnomes from my front garden to the back becuase of the gnome games that are out there; the gnome in the red hat in this picture is still out wandering. Oh, you have not heard of the gnome games, well, just as the legends of gnomes talk about they disapear after their overnight gardening work is done, and they travel all over. People have photographed them in the strangest places. Now could it be the gnomes themselves traveling about, or are humans playing a role? LOL

Have you seen this gnome? He disapeared from my home in 2009. If you have seen him please let him know we miss him and he always has a place in our garden.

A garden gnome or lawn gnome is a figurine of a small humanoid creature, usually wearing a pointy hat, produced for the purpose of ornamentation and protection from evil sorcery, typically of gardens or on lawns. These figurines originate in 19th century Germany, where they became known ...

"Knock, knock", Any Gnomes Home?

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Updated: on 06/03/2011, artsNink
 
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SPB on 10/02/2011

These are so cute!! There is a huge tree in our backyard that just might be perfect. I will just have to see if I can build something at the base like the ones that you featured. They are adorable and who knows, I just might see a tiny little being wandering around at twilight!

barbarab on 08/30/2011

When we lived in the south I did this in the back yard...loads of fun.we also had a statue go "walking"
if I see your hnome I will give him your message...if you see my fairy girl do the same how bout? :)

Sylvestermouse on 08/07/2011

Really cute ideas! I believe I would need to create my fairy or gnome garden in my front yard. Otherwise, my pups would chase the guest and destroy their homes :)

hamshi5433 on 06/17/2011

Pretty idea, I want a fairy garden now especially after watching `the secret of Moonacre` yesterday night! :D

WebWriter on 06/09/2011

These are adorable You're article has also given me some ideas for my own garden. Thank you.

artsNink on 06/08/2011

Thank you everyone for your comments I hope to add more photos.
Tiddledeewinks I love this idea for kids coastal gardens in Maine sounds like fun maybe I can take my niece there sometime

BizzyBee on 06/04/2011

A very cute idea! I was convinced that fairies were real when I was a little girl...now I'm just 'away with the fairies' most of the time! Your Fairy Garden ideas really appeal to the inner child in me!

CHalloran on 06/04/2011

So pretty...

pkmcr on 06/03/2011

Lovely and some really delightful pictures!




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