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Planting a Fairy Garden


I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,

Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,

Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,

With sweet musk-roses, and with eglantine;

There sleeps Titania sometime of the night,

Lull'd in these flowers with dances and delight;

And there the snake throws her enamell'd skin,

Weed wide enough to wrap a fairy in;

Shakespeare

A Midsummer Night's Dream


It's a well known fact that it is fairies who make flowers bloom. Like a bee hive, it takes a troop of fairies, gnomes and elves to encourage a garden to flourish.

Choosing plants to attract them or creating an entire fairy-focused flowerscape is a sure way to have a bountiful garden. Enchanted fae will delight in the blossoms and be heartened to tend the garden with you.


Fairies delight in all plants, but are ones of particular appeal. You may also provide common necessities such as shelter and water along with shiny adornments to simply delight them and create a delightful place for children to play. T r e e s Oak Elder Apple Hawthorne Rowan

Elm

Willow

Honeysuckle H e r b s & F l o w e r s Foxglove Bluebells Rose Thyme Rosemary Violet Nasturtium Lavender Yarrow Clover

Vervain

Marigold

Fern

Daisy

Milkweed

Pansy

Cosmo

Bee Balm

Lilly of the Valley

Primrose S h e l t e r Fairy House

Birdhouse Toadstool W a t e r Fountain

Bowl

Birdbath

Stream


A d d i t i o n a l I d e a s

Create a gathering space such as a small circle of stones

Incorporate shiny things such as crystals, glitter or reflectors Statues of their favorite things such as bees, butterflies, ladybugs, mushrooms, etc.

Wind chimes made without metal Provide gifts in way of milk, sweets or libations to stay in their favor


Here is a layout certain to charm fairy folk and humans alike. This is roughly an 8x8 patch.