A Fairy Garden for Urban Settings
I became fascinated with faeries only last year. I had never heard about fairy gardens until my granddaughters showed me theirs. Their yard has 100 year old mature trees, pin cherries, roses, lilacs, rhubarb, raspberries. They have a big fairy door and all kinds of treasures both purchased and hand made in their large fairy garden.
We have a very small urban yard. This year I had grand plans on turning an unusable fire pit into a fairy beach, with a miniature waterfall. Hubs keeps hoping to burn wood in the yard, so he didn’t want me to steal his fire pit container. So, for now, the fairy garden is going into a flower pot.
Welcome to the Fiddle Head Fairy Garden
Fairy gardens are perfect for urban settings, they can have lots of little focal points, take hardly any time to create, and even less time to look after. This little fairy garden can be grown outside or in. By using succulents the plants stay in size perspective and don’t outgrow the pot.
After purchasing the various faeries items this project took about ten minutes to create.
Start by taking a large garden pot and turning it on its side so it’s like a cave. Fill with rocks for drainage and then add your soil. Place the largest objects first, plant the succulents and then add your final touches.
Caring for Succulents
The most common problem with succulents is rot. Succulents tolerate dry soil for a day or two but should receive regular watering. Once the soil is dry water the plants really well and then let dry out again before re-watering.
Fairy gardens are easy for children to participate in and their friends can be challenged to locate the little figures.
In the meantime beware of trolls 🙂