The winter season is a great time to bring your love of plants indoors and try out fairy gardening. Fairy gardens are essentially miniature gardens that capture the elements of traditional outdoor gardens including landscape architecture, plants, and garden accessories–but on a much smaller scale. Fairy gardens often take on a whimsical appearance with tiny figurines arranged into a scene that’s surrounded by live plants.
Yes, a fairy garden can include a figurine of an actual fairy, which is a mythical being known to have magical powers. Fairies are normally portrayed as female human-like forms with wings, but other mythical and magical figures such as gnomes and goblins can also be included in fairy gardens.
The essential elements of a fairy garden include a container, soil, small plants, figurines, and other small-scale gardening accessories. While it may be easiest to purchase a fairy gardening kit to get your first indoor garden started, it’s also possible to extend your imagination and source supplies needed from what you may already have within your home. A kit will normally include a box or other container to hold the soil, plants, and accessories that you can arrange according to your own artistic instincts.
Also see the January issue of Vail Valley HOME for fairy gardening advice and tips in an article by Wildflower Farm owner Marty Jones about how to create your own indoor fairy garden this winter. Find the current issue of HOME at local, Vail-area newsstands, or check it out online at www.vvhmag.com.
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