Magical Fairy Dust to Brighten your Days: A Fairy Garden, Part 3


Just like the first spring blooms that have craned their necks out a little later this year due to the lengthy winter we have endured here in Ontario, we are slowly doing the same and beginning to stretch out a bit once again and unfurl. The last nine months have been spent adjusting to life with a newborn again.

While caring for a newborn is the most intense and rewarding experience I have the pleasure to share with my family, it takes a toll on all of us as we try to get back to some semblance of normal.

Gardening with our three girls is one of the ways we connect to our surroundings and each other. Not surprisingly, it feels very ‘grounding’. Having the sun warm your back and children giggling by your side, while you dig, and prepare the soil and plant the seeds, is very comforting and therapeutic and somehow sets everything in perspective. Stick with the basics, hold on to those close to you, do the work, reap the rewards. The answers are all there in nature.

I had posted about how you can make your own fairy garden last spring: https://faymeling.wordpress.com/2012/03/14/magical-fairy-dust-to-brighten-your-days-a-fairy-garden-28/ and also here https://faymeling.wordpress.com/2012/07/09/magical-fairy-dust-to-brighten-your-days-a-fairy-garden-part-2/. My children were thrilled with the final product, but alas, by the time I had a camera in hand to take pictures of it, it was nearing the end of summer and our magical fairy garden (though still magical!) was no longer in its prime. This year, we’ve started fresh with a beautiful Gerbera daisy, a full white blossomed Dahlia and a lovely purple Salvia. Once the moss is in season we will plant some Irish and Scottish moss as well for a nice soft carpeting.

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3 responses to “Magical Fairy Dust to Brighten your Days: A Fairy Garden, Part 3

  1. Good for you! I really want to have a fairy garden!

  2. I know a pair of little girls who would love to discover a fairy garden in my big garden, i might try too! and oh yes, time in the garden with the children is priceless, all my grown sons garden and i am sure that is why. c

    • That would be wonderful!! I think they would absolutely love it. So glad to hear that your sons are fond of gardening. I also hope that my girls’ current interest in all the flowers we see on our way to school (it is a very slow, slow walk with lots of questions!!), carries on into adulthood.

      All the best c!

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