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Wed, Oct 10th - 8:54AM


Here's a list of plants that attract beautiful butterflies and fairies to your garden

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)
Aster novi-belgii (New York aster)
Chrysanthemum maximum (shasta daisy)
Coreopsis grandiflora/verticillata (coreopsis)
Agastache occidentalis (western giant hyssop or horsemint)
Lavendula dentata (French lavender)
Rosemarinus officinalis (rosemary)
Thymus (thyme)
Buddleia alternifolia (fountain butterfly bush)
Buddleia davidii (orange-eye butterfly bush, summer lilac)
Potentilla fruitiosa (shrubby cinquefoil)
Petunia hybrida (common garden petunia)
Verbena (verbenas, vervains)
Scabiosa caucasica (pincushion flowers)
Cosmos bipinnatus (cosmos)
Zinnia elegans (common zinnia)


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Sat, Oct 6th - 9:01AM

How to build a Fairy House

How to build a Fairy House

Greetings Everyone!

Spring is here and so are the flowers..and who do flowers attract? Fairies that's who...  So grab a bag and head out into your yard..everything is there (except glue) to put together a cute little home for your Fairy Friends.

Included below are complete directions on how to build a Fairy House...have fun!

How To Build A Faery House

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Below you will find an easy faery home to make. Place it in your garden to give your faery friends a place to reside. I like to replace the faery home each Spring.

Making a faery house:

When at all possible use all parts from nature.
I use a strong craft or hot glue.
Find a nice flat piece of wood.
You can make the house as big or as small as you like.
I make mine about 5 or 6 in wide and about 4-5 in high.

If you have access to shale or other flat stone,
find some in the proper scale to the house you want.
You can also find nice flat riverstones in varying sizes.
Be creative... Look for pebbles, acorns, pinecones etc.
anything that would look nice decoratng your faery abode.

You also want a crystal (I like to use amythest)..or what ever is pleasing to you.
You will need some twigs, moss etc. for roofing.

Pick out the flat stones to make the sides of the house.
Using the flat wood as a base glue the stones on the wood.
Be sure to leave a door opening for the faery to enter.
I like to leave a good inch or so border of wood base showing.
When you have the sides of your house done Put on your roof.
I like to use twigs than place moss on top of that.

After you get this done start decorating the house and wood base
with the acorns, pinecones, pebbles etc in a pleasing manner.
You can place some items inside the house if you like.
These I do not glue down.
Than I attach the crystal above the door.
You can use glue but I like to use floral wire wrapped around a section,
and than use that to attach to one of the roof twigs.

Give the house a day or two to set the glue.
Do not use paint on the house.
Sometimes I will even place a trinket (faery love bright and shining things) in the house.
Do not use Iron or nickel as this repels faery.

When ready place the little faery home some where in your garden or flowerbeds.
Call out and let the faery know that this is a place for them.
I like to place some milk or honeycakes near the home.
Don't do this if your concerned about attracting animals.

Now you have a special place for your faery friends to visit.
You can put as many of these around as you like.
I usually keep two or three around.

 


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Wed, Oct 3rd - 7:23PM


Miniature Fairy Garden Construction

How to create a Fairy Garden


Fairies and other magical folk are fixtures in fables, myths and ancient folklore.  Long since medieval times, mystical fairies have flitted across gardens worldwide.  Fairies are magical miniature creatures of good will that bring luck, prosperity,
health to the chosen few whose garden they inhabit.

Fairies are playful joyful creatures that enjoy a good prank and will frolic about with glee in your garden. Fairy gardeners can surely expect mysterious disarray in their gardens after a night of mischievous fairies romping about.

While we often emphasize their overly playful nature, fairies are also symbols of good luck and prosperity.  Fairies are often said to dwell in herb gardens to ensure that herbs will flourish and protect humans from illness, danger, and stress.

Miniature Fairy Garden Construction

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Location is an important element of creating your miniature fairy garden!  Fairies are naturally shy creatures when it comes to being seen by their human counterparts so be sure to choose a location that fairies will fill comfortable in.

Take advantage of the natural facets of your garden and be sure to incorporate any natural hills, ponds, gnarled stumps, rock outcropping or other natural features.

 You can also create your miniature fairy garden in raised planter beds or even nestled in raised containers.  Make a dynamic fairy garden by adding mounts of top soil to create natural hills and valleys.  Create a miniature pond or incorporate natural water elements into your fairy garden to attract water dwelling fairies into your magical garden.

Be sure to keep in mind that you will attract more than fairies into your enchanted garden.  Our fairy garden is a bustling in demand destination for rabbits, a multitude of birds, rabbits, deer and other fairy friends.  In addition to the attractive plants and flowers, fairies often dwell deep
in the woods and bring their woodland creatures with them.   Ancient folklore often depicts fairies riding birds, deer or horses as they travel about the world!

Also consider the types of plants you will be using in your enchanted miniature garden.  Many miniature gardening plants are delicate and should avoid the midday sun.  In this case, planting under the broad umbrella of a shade tree might be the perfect solution to protect your miniature fairy garden.

Fairy Garden Quick Tip:  Need help delineating a separate section for your fairy garden?  Use a rope or garden hose to create a naturally shaped outline that's less rigid than geometric shapes during the planning phases of your miniature garden.

 


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