Well I got a bun on this year to put in a fairy garden. I dedicated a spot under a large maple tree. I used pre-formed blocks to frame it, and loaded it with some rich garden soil. I used miniature hostas which I just discovered and fell in love with for my greenery and a large accent stone that I had from our old pond area. I picked up a cute pagoda style gazebo which seemed to start me onto a trend. I later found a pagoda style door for an accent. I'm waiting for my bridge that I think looked like it would pick up on the same kind of Japanese feeling.
The stones I used are some pink quartz that we picked up out west back in the 90's. I bought bags of it and had it accenting the base of a water fountain for a long time. I'm thinking about changing the stones though because it's not quite the look I really wanted. Always something to do!
I found some solar powered miniature garden lights to give it some night time lighting! Dan cut the posts shorter so I could fit them in nicely. It's kind of cute at night, but so far I haven't been able to photograph it. Need to do a long time exposure to get it! There is also a gazing ball in the center of the gazebo which also has a solar light absorbing quality and glows at night, for a while. I put some of the fairies inside to look like they are staring at it in wonderment!
So far the fairies seem to be keeping the squirrels, chipmunks, and rabbits away from eating everything!
I'm debating on a fairy house or two. I would love to find something like that on a traveling/trip to bring to it. It would be fun that way!
This is the new fairy door, it fit in the spot like it was made for it!
These fairies are from the Cicely Mary Barker's Flower Fairy Collection.