Saturday, April 17, 2010

My Fairy Garden

The other day I finally got around to designing my fairy garden! I had bought the accessories a couple years ago, but hadn't found the right container. The other day, while shopping with a friend at a favorite nursery I found the right container-- it's just a shallow square box. You can also use a cute flower pot, like Amy did.
All the plants used are real-- mostly ground cover starts, and a few baby succulents. I made the path out of crushed seashells from JoAnn's. I like them because they're iridescent-- I thought the fairies would appreciate a little sparkle in the garden. I lined the path with peat gravel from my neighbor's yard. (Thanks, Krista!) The peat gravel turned out to be just the right scale for this project!
Aren't these "shrubs" wonderful?! They almost look like day lilies!
I scooted back for this shot, so you could really sense the scale of this little garden. As you walk into the courtyard, you see that it's a planter, but then as you move in closer it becomes apparent that it's a little miniature garden-- I like little unexpected surprises like that in a garden! Here's another angle-- looking down onto the garden. It's been fun to collect the accessories, and then to finally put it all together! Now I've just got to wait for the fairies to show up!


Debbie said...

Oh this is lovely Jill. I quite fancy doing something like this myself. I can remember building Fairy gardens when I was child..x

Auntie Cake said...

I hope a fairy family moves in soon! Much too adorable to be sitting empty of fairies! And I know the fairies will appreciate the sparkly path. Our fairies bring back sparkly jewelry and things that they collect to their home here. My kids love to find what treasures the fairies have left them!

Have a wonderful weekend,

Dlsarmywife said...

THAT is the cutest little thing...I am sure the fairies will come to visit in no time!!!

Claudia said...

I love it, Jill! I'm so in love with these fairy gardens I keep seeing. I want to make one - but it will have to wait until I get back home. The path is so sweet, and I love the archway and the little pots.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful. I love it. What a great idea and I am sure the fairies will be there real soon.

Anonymous said...

Won't be long before the fairies show up - this is adorable, Jill! :)

Margaret said...

I love your real mini garden, I saw a link to a site on, I think Obsidian Hall blog last week and I am also inspired to make one - one day. Yours is delightful and I agree, unexpected surprises do add to the enjoyment of a garden.

Kelee Katillac said...

Hi Jill!

It looks so sweet! I want to try one too! Thanks for the inspiration!

love, kelee

Lisa Leggett said...

It's awesome Jill!! I love it! My brother made me a fairy garden in a crate last year for my birthday, it was my favorite thing! Yours is super-duper!! I love the shell path, and all the little details! You're right about the scale, it looked pretty big (I was thinking 4'x4') until you scooted back for a realistic size view, wow tiny!
Very cool, lady, very cool!

Carey said...

Hi Jill,
I love this. You did such a great job on the details, like the walk way and the little planters. I am sure you will visitors coming soon.

suzitee said...

OH Jill...I think I am in love with your fairy garden. It is just the cutest thing! My girls would love something like this...I'll have to show them :)
I wanted to thank you for your encouragement and lovely comments on my 39 squares project...I've finished! Hope to see your completed one soon too...I have LOVED seeing your gorgeous squares :)

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Oh, what a sweet little garden!! Sweet Pea would have loved living there :)


sophia said...

Aw, what a delightful place! I would not have the artistic sensibility, care, and dedication to create this. Wouldn't I love to just sit out with a cup of tea, admiring the view!

Lisa Leggett said...

Hey Woman~
Amy is starting another stitch-a-long, you gonna sign up?
Hope you're well!

Kim G. said...

I love your enchanting fairy garden. I bet your fairies do too!

Wee Cute Treasures said...

This is a wonderful project. So pretty! Congratulations. Carol xox

The TinCan Cottage said...

Hi, Your fairy garden is Adorable! I have a fairy door...but no where to go after they get in :D...I think I will send them your way! "D
So nice to meet a new blogger friend, I certainly will be back by again to pay you another visit!
Sunshine and Smiles

Anne said...

Admittedly... not one for all this fairy-ness that's been going around for a while! HOWEVER your sweet-petite garden display is inspiring!

Loving all the rusti-goodness of your birdhouse, ARBOR...

Are the petite urns stone?

TFS your incredible petite garden, which has sparked inspiration for my own!

So happy to have stumbled upon your wonderful lil' nest during the 39 project...


Anne said...

Unfortunately I don't see a place on your blog to contact you? If you wouldn't mind contacting me at regarding your lovely creation. {smile}

Our daughter, Sophie so loved your fairy garden too!

Thank-you again,

Andrea said...

Where in the world did you find those little planters??? This idea is adorable!! I hope you don't mind if I steal the idea! My daughter would love somewhere for her fairies to play!

Liberty Biberty said...

Absolutely gorgeous!