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The energy source that helps every plant grow, the welcoming of fairies to gardens began long ago. Fairies will fly to any home that has a happy garden, caring for your plants while you’re away and bringing your home good luck.
Creating your own fairy garden can be an oh-so-fun and easy family project, especially with these tips from Prairie Gardens Plant Experts! From fairy folklore to planting essentials, they’re sharing how to bring your home a magical touch of fairy dust.
Fairies are attracted to many plants. They love varieties they can hide behind or low growing plants that are soft beneath their toes. Plus, they can’t resist beautiful tiny blooms they can admire for hours and hours. These are just some of our favorites that are best for container gardens:
Lacey Spike Moss
Find all these varieties (and more!) in our Fairy Tales garden plant line. Each plant label whimsically describes the kind of fairy it’ll attract!
- Start with a container that is shallow with large open surfaces. If your container does not have a hole, make sure to add a layer of rock at the bottom for excess water to go.
- Potting soil. Fill your container with potting soil until it is just under the brim of your container. We recommend Miracle Grow Potting Soil.
- Once you have your plants, add a layer of moss…fairies love how they feel on their bare feet! Preserved moss works best…it lasts the longest!
- Add your plants, making sure to loosen the roots to encourage growth. Pat the soil around your plant to eliminate any air pockets.
- Now comes the fun part, placing your favorite decoratives. Benches, toadstools, fairy pools and more…it’s up to you!
- Place your fairy garden in an area that will get filtered light, and water as needed, keeping the soil moist but not damp. There should be no need to fertilize, you don’t want your plants to overgrow their container.
- Fairies love garden Gnomes, who help carry out tasks in the garden, but cats tend to give them the creeps.
- Fairies love the sound of music, running water or chimes in the wind.
- Fairies are shy in nature, so just because you don’t see them doesn’t mean your garden isn’t full of them. If you smell a beautiful fragrance, catch a glimpse out of the corner of your eye or hear faint giggles in the distance…you’ll know your garden has a fairy!
- Every fairy garden needs a little fairy dust, which helps fairies fly. Sprinkle glitter over your garden and watch as it glistens when watered!
- Make sure to look at your garden and whisper “I believe”, which opens the door between the world of fairies and ours.