For those who don’t know, I have a fairy garden out in my back yard. It’s been a project a couple of years in the making. I initially went into inspired by various pictures on Pinterest, but otherwise not really doing any research or planning ahead.
I’ve had a few people ask me lately about my fairy garden. So consider this post a sort-of DIY about making your own backyard fairy garden. (If you want truly good instructions to make an elaborate fairy garden or even village, there’s much better information all over Pinterest and the interwebs in general). But for those who are interested, here’s what I did:
I started with some twigs from the yard, which I lashed together with carpet thread to make a door (with a button for the door knob). I nailed it to the base of a tree, and some gravel gathered from my driveway made the front walk.
I then began transplanting moss for the fairy’s yard. I didn’t do any research into all the different kinds of moss or the best way to transplant it and care for it. So considering that I was probably doing it all wrong, the moss has stayed quite healthy and is spreading nicely.
Over time, I’ve added little touches, like the glass marbles to edge the pathway, the little chair I bought at a garden shop, and the little dragon statue. If I had more of a green thumb, I’d like to put more plants out there, but several of the plants I’ve tried haven’t survived. It’s a rather shady spot, and it’s also on a hill (the land slopes away from the base of the tree where I put the garden). In retrospect, that was probably not the best spot, but since the moss has finally taken and is spreading, I don’t want to move it.
I’m far from being an expert at miniature gardening (or any kind of gardening), but it’s been a fun hobby, and I look forward to keeping it going. I think the fairies like it, and that’s what matters, right? 😉