I've just discovered fairy gardens. Slow, I know.
What a delightful way to captivate the imaginations of young children!
A fairy garden can be in a small patch of garden bed, or they are just as effective in a largish pot or planter, making them ideal for smaller spaces.
Take a look at this one from The Magic Onions:
Fairy Gardens don't have to be elaborate or even permanent.
I like this arrangement of different sized pots at different levels:
Fairy gardens work best alongside already established small plants or herbs, to create some atmosphere.
Planting suggestions include:
- asparagus ferns
- mosses, lichen
- african violets.
Or perhaps some dinosaurs, small animal figures or dolls furniture to inspire imaginative play.
Have you created a fairy garden? Did you have one as a child?