Looking for something interesting to do during the upcoming weekend with your kids? Well, then there is a fun activity called fairy gardening that will engage your kids to spend more time with you. A fairy garden or a pixie garden is a miniature kind of garden with a mini version of living plants and herbs, decorative pieces of furniture, potting soil, huts or towers and much more. This kind of garden has probably originated in America and later got contagious to peoples in countries like the Uk, Australia, Canada and the neighboring countries around them. The beauty of this mini garden will definitely grab anyone’s attention. There are a lot of people who took it as a hobby.
Building a fairy garden is no big deal. It is quite simple and can be completed in a very short time if all the accessories are collected beforehand. You can build any kind of fairy garden you like as there is no necessary rule applied to such gardening. Although some people might say that “this kind of fairy gardening is a kids activity” but it is not true at all. The amazing part of this type of gardening is that there is no age restriction, anyone can dive into it and bring out the pearl of creativity from deep down their images. If you are planning to do this fairy gardening activity with your kids then you made a right choice. This kind of activity will help them to learn new gardening techniques as well as help them to put the things in an orderly manner.
You might be wondering that “where will I find all the accessories I need?” and I would say, you don’t need to worry as all types of fairy gardening accessories are now available online in different sites as well as in local fairy gardening stores around you somewhere. But I would suggest that, if international fairy day is approaching then wait for it. You will find a variety of fairy gardening accessories at a relatively low price in the fair or exhibition of international fairy day. Below I am going to share with you ten of my favorite fairy gardening ideas that you can build together with your kids and have a great time!
1. Multiple-level fairy garden
Fear not! Though this fairy garden looks massive and complex actually it is not. Just make sure that there is a proper drainage system in each level by drilling holes in the riser (steel can), saucer and terracotta pots, so that water can flow smoothly from top to bottom.
From the top to the bottom,
10 inch Saucer
10 inch Clay Pot
6 inch Clay Pot (turned upside down)
8 inch Saucer
8 inch Clay Pot
4 inch Riser (can w/ drilled drainage holes)
4 inch Clay Pot
Note: secure the pots in each level by sticking them with adhesives onto one another at a plain level.
The best choice of soil for most miniature garden plants would be the regular organic potting soil mix containing perlite. This soil mix will provide good drainage as well as it retains enough moisture and nutrients the plants require.
When picking plants for your fairy garden, it is important to choose the plants by keeping in mind the spot you are going to place your fairy garden. It is very important as different plants require the different intensity of light and water. It would be wise if you pick small leaved and slow growing plants.
• Birch Logs
• Miniature Garden Bench
• Mini Wooden Ladder
• Miniature Wheelbarrow
• Sitting Frog
• Dragonfly Pick
• Fairy Door
• Black Decorative Gems
• Pea Gravel
2. Birdhouse fairy garden
This fairy garden is as simple as it looks. This garden can be built alone by your kids with your little assistance.
Accessories you will need:
• A wide open terracotta pot or an old galvanized steel tub
• Potting soil
• Small stones
• Two small birdhouses
• Some marigolds
• A small fence
• Some patches of grass
• A small plate
You can make your own birdhouses or buy a ready-made one. The birdhouses used over here are hand-made.
3. Affordable fairy garden
This garden is a really affordable one. If you are someone who is experimenting with this fairy gardening concept then this is the kind of garden you should pick. It is super easy and super cheap too. Unicorn for sale in Australia
All you need is,
• An old galvanized steel tub
• A medium-sized tree trunk
• Potting soil
• A mini birdhouse
• A mini ladder made of twigs
• Some plants
With all those accessories you are set to go.
4. Popsicle fairy garden
This fairy garden is a piece of art. In this garden, the roof of the hut is made of popsicle sticks and on top of that, some glitters are added along with a butterfly. The surrounding of the fairy house is lush green with some red mushrooms in the front and some colourful flowers.
5. In-between the roots fairy garden
For this kind of fairy garden you don’t need to look for a container, you need to look for a giant tree with roots above the ground and some mini accessories.
6. Broken-pot fairy garden
This is a kind of garden where a broken pot is recycled and used for a better purpose. The stairs are made from the lip of a broken pot and the house is a hand-made one.
7. Tree trunk fairy garden
Probably you have seen a tree trunk around in your backyard or around the woods, so why not give it a make-over with some mosses on its bald head and some mini fence around it. Place a mini ladder and a small wooden door.
8. Fish-bowl fairy garden
This fairy gardening concept is completely different. Over here a fairy garden is built inside a fishbowl with lush greeneries and a deer. There is also a walkway made of white pebbles.
9. Giant-cup fairy garden
10. String-light fairy garden
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