Once upon a time, there was a little clearing in the garden, an empty old wheelbarrow, a broken flower pot… and then inspiration and imagination created an intricate and fascinating tiny world!
After getting the basic fairy garden components together, perhaps you would like a little more inspiration. Here are some pictures and resource ideas to ignite your imagination and inspire your own fairy garden.How to make a Fairy Garden
Everything you want to know to make a Fairy Garden. All the steps to make your own fairy garden, the place, the plants, and the plan.
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Fairy Garden Plants
Wooly thyme (Thymus Lanuginosus)
All about thyme, plant profile
Irish moss (Sagina subulata)
Morning sun with normal moisture. I grow some between pavement sections and it is hardy in Zone 5. Native to wet, gravelly sands.
Blue Star Creeper (Isotoma fluviatilis)
Height: Low ground level mat.
Spread: 18 – 24″
USDA Zones: 5 – 9
Full Sun – Partial Shade
Alpine Cranesbill (Erodium reichardii) “Dark Eyes”
Hardy to USDA Zone 7a
Brass Buttons (Leptinella squalida) “Platts Black”
Zone: 4 to 10
Height: 0 to 0.25 feet
Spread: 0.25 to 1 foot
Bloom Time: June – July
Bloom Color: Yellow
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Primroses, Primula veris
Hardy to zone 4, part shade, moist soil, benefits from added organic matter.
Miniature mondo grass, Ophiopogon japonicum ‘Nana’
Hardy to USDA Zones 6-10
Part Sun to Shade
Medium to Low moisture
Annuals: Lobelia erinus, Dahlberg daisies,Leptosiphon.
Indoor terrarium fairy garden plants.
* Cushion moss (leucobryum)
* Hair cap moss (polytrichum)
* Reindeer moss (cladonia rangiferina)
* Irish moss (sagina subulata)
* Fern moss (selaginella)
* Club moss (selaginella krausiana)
* Autumn fern (dryoptersis erythrosora)
* Mini phalaenopsis orchids
* Baby’s tears (soleirolia soleirolii)
Plants used in the picture above include Sweet Alyssum [annual], Irish moss [perennial], Wooly thyme [perennial], Armeria [perennial], Candytuft [annual], Needleleaf Ivy [tender], Polka-dot plant [tender]. It is the accessories that add the magic!
Find arbors, wheelbarrows and much more with link to Miniature Accessories
Fairy Garden Zazzle products
To make mini gardens in general, and fairy gardens…
Two Green Thumbs Shop
About Hungarian Fairies
The Fascination Of Fairy Homes