Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Stony Fairy Garden 2015

I finally brought out my fairy garden pieces and began the layout for this year's fairy garden.

I mentioned before that I relocated where the fairy garden is now so I can easily access it without a lot bending down since I have some knee issues.  It's just about 5 ft. away from where it was but I have a short retaining wall I can stand next to over here instead of bending a lot.  I used the aged copper fencing that usually surrounded my first fairy garden out by the big maple tree as seen "here".  There is some alyssum coming up next to the red brick pavers that will fill in the little gap.  It should take on some cute character once the alyssum is filled and the violas I've planted around the area.  Earlier this spring I moved a few dianthus plants over here that are just starting to bloom their pink flowers.

Last year was the first year I owned this cute little stone cottage and "here" is a link if you'd like to see last year's Fairy Garden.  It was cute but after a while the plants took over in such abundance some of the things disappeared.  

Each year I put all this away since our snowfall is so deep.  It gives me an opportunity to come up with a new look each year.

  Behind the house I placed my rusty wire arbor and set some sweet potato vine next to it.  I am hoping to have it grow up on the arbor and then I'll help it to grow over the roof of the cottage.

I added a silver tray to the dining table on the stump.  I just realized that these are truly "wing back" chairs! LOL… little butterfly wings to be exact!

Next to the stump I placed this little fairy and the carriage.  It makes me think of the Cinderella story.  Perhaps she's a "Cinderfairy" !
These pieces don't show up much against the stones or the wood mulch.  I think some painting is in order- need some contrast!



Collecting water for the flowers!

  My daughter always loved turtles as a child so I had to include this new fairy riding on the turtle this year.  My daughter is all grown up but I still think about her when I see turtles!

Just to the side in the back area I put this chippy white bistro set. Notice the old wagon with the tools in it.  I try to keep my gardening fairies busy each year!


These fairies are all gardeners and they find a lot of rocks here!  This one is taking a break.

Sleeping seems to be a favorite pastime for some!


Some of these are from the Cicely Mary Barker Flower Fairy collection.  They've lost a lot of color but they're still sweet.  Love their faces.

Their flower cart is overflowing with clay pots in a copper bowl.
Always ready to pot up something!

We've finally warmed up enough to be happy!  The nights are better too so I'm hoping there will be no more talk of frosts!


 
Liz @ Sit With Me In My Garden
Liz @ Sit With Me In My Garden

Hello and welcome to my garden site. I hope you enjoy my garden.

6 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous fairy garden!!! It is so pretty!!! xx

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  2. Oh you have a little fairy village! Making a fairy garden has been on my list for two or three years and I haven't done it yet.

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  3. Bonjour chère amie,

    Comment résister à la vue de ce joli petit coin de paradis pour les elfes ?... j'adore ! Tout est si précieux et judicieusement placé...
    Merci pour le partage de ce joli billet accompagné de magnifiques photos.

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  4. Cutest fairy garden I've seen. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Everything about this is just so sweet.

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