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Fairy Garden

I’ve seen fairy gardens on Pinterest, small scale gardens with little plants and sometimes little structures, like a gazebo or park bench. I think they are adorable and they remind me of something you would see in an old English children’s book. They’re also a great intro to gardening for little girls, or boys I suppose, although for boys I would call it a troll garden.

I decided to make one with Elle for a spring project and a way to dress up our front porch. We went to the garden store and found a whole section of tiny plants. I let her choose three. I wanted a tiny tea rose bush, but they didn’t have one. The container was a freebie from a neighbor.

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I put in a layer of potting soul and planted the plants. Next, there is an area of my backyard that stays soggy and grows moss instead of grass. I dug up the moss and the top layer of dirt attached to it and put that on top of the potting soil.

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The picture above is after it was first planted. All the plants lived, even the moss. I haven’t found any little accessories for the fairy garden, but I’m always on the lookout at the thrift store. Building it was a cheap and easy project and I would recommend it!

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