Making a fairy garden that will attract fairies and their
winged friends is easy and does not have to take a lot of
space. You can plan a traditional garden in the yard, a
row of flowers along a garden wall or have a patio fairy
and butterflies love flowers with nectar and brightly colored
blooms. They seem to prefer the "cottage style"
fairy garden with lots of different kinds of flowers to
choose from. It is not important to have a "neat and
tidy" fairy garden. Fairies and butterflies will find
shelter in a hollow stump or in a clay pot turned on its
side under on cold and rainy days. Fairies love to sun their
little wings, so it is good to place flat sunning stones
among the blooms. A sunny spot, protected from the wind
will make a nice sanctuary for fairies and butterflies.
flowers are always a good choice for a fairy garden. A combination
of wildflowers, native grasses and green house flowers will
help to keep your garden or patio pots lovely throughout
the year. When designing your fairy garden, use large splashes
of color with the smaller flowers tucked in among the edges.
If you are planning a patio garden, use several different
sizes and heights of pots grouped together. When watering
your fairy garden, it is best to soak from the bottom rather
than with a sprayer. Sprinklers will wash off the nectar
that fairies, butterflies and hummingbirds love!
shallow saucer with a sunning rock in the middle can serve
as a bird bath for visiting birdie friends in your fairy
garden. You can use a traditional bird bath or the bottom
saucer from a large flower pot. It is also important not
to use insecticides! The natural approach is always better.
flowers that fairies like is not hard and there are many
to choose from!
Some good choices for a beautiful Fairy Garden are: Foxglove,
Ferns, Rose, Queen Ann's Lace, Pansies, Peonies, Lily of
the Valley, Coralbells, Violet, Lilac, Four-o'clock, Nasturtium,
Snapdragons, Shasta Daisy, Poppy, Hollyhock, Pinks, Baby's
Breath, Butterfly Bush, Purple Coneflower, Columbine, Four
O'Clock, Bachelors Button, Forget-me-not, Purple Coneflower,
Thyme, Heather, Buttercup, Primrose, Periwinkle, Bluebell,
Anemone, Snowdrops, Sweet Woodruff
fairy garden will become the meeting place for fairies,
butterflies and hummingbirds!