Life Part Two

The adventures of Fay and Bob as they move beyond the 9 to 5 life

Building a Fairy Garden

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You are invited to be a watcher as I build my fairy garden.    My good friend Lynn, who knows I love anything fairy, gave me a book on making a fairy garden. In case you don’t know it Fay means fairy so I guess I was born to do this.  Here is the book she got me.


I have been interested in miniature gardens for decades.   Many years ago I visited the Minnesota Arboretum when their guest exhibit was all these little gardens.  This was before cameras and cell phones so got no photos but I have never forgotten how cute they were.  I am talking about gardens probably 2 feet or less.

First I have to find an appropriate container made of something sort of natural.  Fairies only like natural things so no resin or plastic container.   I also know I will have it on my screen porch which isn’t very big and that I will have to bring it inside during the winter months so again, not too heavy or too big because it will be sitting in the family room.  It was not an easy task to find a container but I finally did and ordered it yesterday.


It is terracotta and is 23″ tall, 17″ in diameter, 1 3/4 inch deep so pretty shallow and 29 lbs.

I guess if my fairy garden fails I have a bird bath!

Now to find a fairy house.  Again, not an easy task because most I found were plastic or too fancy.   I wanted something natural.   Here is what I ordered.   It is a kit you put together.   Don’t you love the little swing? It is about 4″ tall.


Both have been ordered.  I want to get the plants going indoors so they have time to get established before  move it outside this spring.

I have some fun ideas on how to use things I already have and will tell you about those later.


Author: Fay

Follow the adventures of Fay and Bob, 65 plus, as they explore the country to look for a new home, sell their MN home, finally move and get settled into a new state and town.

One thought on “Building a Fairy Garden

  1. What fun! I love the way you focus on natural elements. Very fay! (Also very Fay!)

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