When a friend of mine with Pure Wow asked Violet and I if we’d like to put together a Fairy Garden for a Miracle-Gro sponsored video, we were thrilled. We’ve just come out of one of New York’s winters, and we’re both itching for cool spring weather, a little sunshine, to get our hands dirty, and just be outdoors. We spent a beautiful April day in Pelham, New York, and did just that: we made an adorable & whimsical fairy garden!
The whole experience was really fun: there were directors, set designers, and a camera crew.
Everything we needed, from rocks to soil to dirt to plants & decorations was provided for us, and it was *adorable*.
Don’t miss the how-to video below, or click here: How to Make a Whimsical Fairy Garden
Your kiddo’s imagination is a thing of wonder (she continually refers to pineapples as spaceships and Dad’s briefcase as the “dragon’s lair”). So why not use your lazy Sunday as an opportunity to combine her love of fantasy with your desire to spruce up the backyard? Enter the fairy garden.
Here’s how we did it:
Step 1: Line the bottom of your planter with large rocks to ensure good drainage (or, alternatively, choose a planter with holes in the bottom).
Step 2: Fill the container with potting mixed. We use Miracle-Gro.
Step 3: Decide where to place your fairy house, and then place the plants around the home to create a beautiful garden for your little fairy.
Step 4: Once you’re happy with the design, take each plant out of it’s pot, dig a small hole, break up the root ball with your hand, and plant away.
Step 5: Decorate the garden with accessories. We used wood slices for a walking path, tiny decorative mushrooms, small fairy furniture, ceramic animal friends, a bird bath, stones, glitter sand, and a tiny reflection pool.
We’re so happy to have kicked off spring with this fun activity. We loved it so much, that we’ve gone ahead and joined a community garden in Brooklyn (future blog posts!) and put together this kids’ gardening board on pinterest!