So after a wee break last week to attend to the end of the school year…and to the first patient here requiring a cast (I figure one cast after 11 years and four kids is a pretty good record by OSHA standards, yes?)…we’re back and ready to start our summer. One of the first orders of business is, of course, providing a home for the fairies that visit each year.
We’ve been making fairy gardens for several years now, and each year we buy one new thing. Everything else is made from whatever the kids find or make around the house.
We used portulaca plants for the landscaping this year — they’re small plants with beautiful little flowers and they’re almost impossible to kill. Other great fairy garden plants include herbs and mosses (though those require more water.)
We found our fairy here at Michael’s (they have a whole series of them), and we used an old window box planter for the garden container.
I could post pictures of this garden every week, and every week they’d be different. The kids are constantly adding things and moving them around in there.