Who says that cold temps mean the end of your gardening?
I've been working on the third Charmed Pie Shoppe mystery and was inspired to create a fairy garden. Luckily, there were enough plants left at our local store to add to this shallow box and I was so happy with the results that I thought I'd share them with you.
What you need to make a fairy garden of your own:
A wood, ceramic or plastic box.
Hardy begging plants like pansies, Irish moss, creeping Jenny, creeping speedwell, dwarf evergreens, sedum, and for an exotic looking tree, I used a single Pachysandra plant.
Metal dollhouse furniture
A bag of pebbles, shells, or marbles
Glitter (for fairy dust)
Arrange the plants first and then add your garden furniture and path. My daughter really wanted a birdbath so we added one, but you could make your own using a thimble or a tiny saucer. Add more decorations like seashells, glitter, and you're ready to display your garden.
Even if you live in an apartment, you could have a terrarium fairy garden. And remember, if you do this project with a child, the fairies can come "visit" and leave goodies like a shiny penny or another trinket. In return, you can leave them berries or nuts or apple slices as a snack! I think they're absolutely magical, don't you?