How to Get the Garden Into Your Fairy Garden
So there is was, a huge box full of soil with toys scattered about, a plant in one corner and a house in the other. I looked up and took in the gorgeous view of Lake Washington.
Did she know who I was? Should I tell her?
Maybe I could switch the conversation to the sunset.
But I see it everywhere on the web these days. Boxes, wheelbarrows, pots, containers and even in-ground: fairy gardens without any sort of garden element, maybe a plant or two. Perhaps we should start calling them fairy sandboxes? Fairy soil-boxes?
You can get the garden into your fairy garden even if it’s in a pot. Here is a short visual essay, using fairy accessories, to show you how planting a few trees and shrubs for your fairies to hide in, can increase the enchantment dramatically.
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The little shrub on the left is a Duflon Fir. The tree on the right is a Majestic Japanese Holly.
(Garden at top: Elwood Cypresses with ground cover Thyme on the left and Cranesbill Flore Pleno on the right.)
The tree is Jervis Canada Hemlock.
The tree is Nana Hinoki Cypress.
The tree in the back is Jean Iseli Hinoki Cypress (we don’t see that tree very much these days, the Nana Hinoki Cypress is very similar.) The bushes in the front are Podocarpus babies.
The tree is Jervis Canada Hemlock (can you tell it’s a favorite tree of mine? More coming in the fall.)
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Want to know more about getting more garden into your fairy garden? Here is our new ebook, Sophisticated Fairy Gardening: Advanced Techniques and Imaginings. It’s an addendum to our Gardening in Miniature book – kind of like the missing chapter but a whole lot more.
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