If you’ve followed me long enough you will know that I’m more in-tune with miniature gardening than fairy gardening. But fairies are something that my Mom and I have always shared, we’ve oohed and cooed over them since I was a child. I loved having that connection with her because none of my other brothers and sisters cared much for miniatures nor for fairies. What I really enjoy about the topic is combining Mother Nature’s beauty with my imagination but, honestly, I really have a genuine problem with the fairies!
You see, I can’t walked by a mossy branch, or a lovely piece of bark, without thinking how cool it would be to make something out of it for a fairy garden. So I pick it up, put in my satchel and take it back to the studio. Needless to say, this happens quite often – too often in fact. My dog now knows my appreciation for a great twig…
Living in the great Northwest does not help this accumulation/imagination/hoarding issue at all, especially in the spring months, when all the trees wake up from their winter sleep and start budding. The moss is everywhere: on the sidewalks, in the rockery and clinging to tree branches perched just so, looking all green and mossy and alive. I just love it.
And then what happens? A windstorm. Oh, dear, dear, dear me… all those lovely lichen-filled branches, big sheets of bark with different types of moss clinging to it – all those branches that I was admiring in the trees are now in very manageable pieces at my feet.
See the problem now?
What is a girl to do?
I collected them, hauled them to the studio, sorted them, dried them and inspected them for bugs.
Then I made a fairy house. Lol!
Links to More Fairy:
- How to Get the Garden into Your Fairy Garden
- The Truth About Fairy Garden Moss, Part 1
- The Truth About Fairy Garden Moss, Part 2
- Miniaturizing Mulch for Miniature Gardens or Fairy Gardens
- Light up Your Fairy Garden!
- A Fairy Garden Round Up!
Want to dig deeper in to the miniature garden hobby? Join us at the new Miniature Garden Society! A members-only website that we are filling-up with everything miniature garden – and a little bit of fairy gardening too! See more information about it here.