Fairy gardens are miniature gardens for the home or patio. Theses gardens can be planted and completed in a few minutes, a few hours or as a hobby taking months to complete. Fairy gardens can be changed seasonally or just on a whim. These miniature gardens are real gardens needing water, light and pruning.
Any container can be used for fairy gardening, from a regular standard pot to a broken pot to a red wagon. You can hang them on the wall or use a hanging basket and hang it from a hook; you can even stack your containers. Whatever container you pick to use and however you decide to display it, make sure the container has good drainage.
After picking your container think about what scene you would like to create:
A secret garden with paths and birds
A park setting
A vegetable garden with rows and tools
A southwest scene with succulents
A quaint sitting area
A wooded forest
A beach party
A tropical oasis
A holiday scene
Create one of these scenes or use your imagination to create something totally different.
Miniature gardens need soil and Baccto is a nice light soil for your plants or succulents. Your soil does not have to be level across your container. Make hills, valleys, streams, rivers or a beach for interest in your fairy garden. Use rock, pebbles, mulch, sand, moss, tumbled glass, etc. to cover all the soil in your garden. With the soil covered there will be less soil splash when you water.
Water your plants as needed. Use your finger to check for dampness. Sometimes the soil may feel damp when it is just cold. Water your garden with a watering can; go very slowly so you don’t disturb your design. Succulents need only water occasionally, allow the soil to completely dry out.
making sure they are secure. Push down firmly around each plant and fill in soil around them making sure the roots are completely covered. I find my design develops as I go so I have to be careful when I plant to not disturb my scene.
Fairy gardening is an excellent way to use your imagination to create the garden you always wanted.