Inspired by a blog post from Magic Onion, Renee and I set out to make a fairy garden this past weekend. We scoured the house and yard for moss, bark, plants with small leaves, feathers, rocks and jewels from our collections. We dug the soil. We unearthed thyme, rosemary and moss, and replanted them. Then Renee arranged the stones, dried flowers, feathers, shells and sea glass. Thus we have found a use for our greenhouse.
Renee waters the plants and in the coming weeks we will make furniture and more inspired by the book Fairy Island. This magical book describes an island of fairy houses discovered by a grandmother in letters to her granddaughter. The pictures are so lovely and detailed. A beach house has a tiny bathtub made of shells and a real seahorse. There are tiny fairy shoes made of peanut shells, mirrors of isinglass, and musical instruments made of nuts and sticks. The book is a wonder.
This yard is full of fairies. Here is one that even sat still for me on a twig.