Each year, some time in the Summer, the kids and I make a new fairy garden. It has become a family tradition for us. A beautiful time we spend together. We get lost in the magic of our work and ideas unfold like we are the fairies themselves. I can’t express how this sweet summer tradition replenishes my soul. My children are enchanting as they work on their gardens… their imaginations are pure magic and to be welcomed into their childhood realm is a gift of untold worth.

This is Teddy’s fairy garden…
Teddy's Fairy Garden
Photo of making a magical fairy garden
Photo of making a magical fairy garden
Photo of making a magical fairy garden
Photo of making a magical fairy garden
Photo of making a magical fairy garden
Photo of making a magical fairy garden
Photo of making a magical fairy garden
Photo of making a magical fairy garden
Photo of making a magical fairy garden
Photo of making a magical fairy garden
Photo of making a magical fairy garden
Photo of making a magical fairy garden
Photo of making a magical fairy garden
Photo of making a magical fairy garden
Photo of making a magical fairy garden
Photo of making a magical fairy garden
Photo of making a magical fairy garden
Photo of making a magical fairy garden
Photo of making a magical fairy garden
Photo of making a magical fairy garden
Photo of making a magical fairy garden
Photo of making a magical fairy garden
Photo of making a magical fairy garden
Photo of making a magical fairy garden
Photo of making a magical fairy garden
Photo of making a magical fairy garden
Photo of making a magical fairy garden
He has made it in an old wooden wine barrel. There is moss, miniature flowers and a bonsai tea tree… perfect plants for fairies to enjoy.

He found the red house at Goodwill the other day and has decorated the roof with luscious moss.

He added a path of seashells, a stick fence and a stone birdbath for the fairies to swim in.

There is a chalk board sign that lets the fairies know that they are ‘welcome’.

There is a mailbox for fairy letters, a toadstool pot plant growing in a thimble, pine cones, stepping stones, miniature books and even a pet bear.

There is a tiny birdhouse, glittery stars and a blue pebble river spanned by a bridge.

And, I’ll tell you something amazing… we are convinced that the fairies have move in. There was a letter in the mail box for Teddy the next morning. It was so tiny with tiny writing from the fairies, thanking Teddy for making such a lovely home for them. There were even little flowers floating in the pond and fairy dust everywhere.

What a magical adventure!

I hope seeing Teddy’s garden has inspired you to make a fairy garden too.

For more ideas, please visit the Gallery and my Fairy Garden Page on my other website, The Magic Onions. You’ll see hundreds of photos of the most magical fairy gardens there too.

And, when you have made your fairy garden, please enter it into this year’s Fairy Garden Contest (and be sure to check out the magical gardens already entered).

 

Fairy Garden Contest 2015 Entry Form for The Magic Onions
Happy Gardening,

Blessings and magic,

Donni