Planting a Fairy Garden
Learn how to plant your very own miniature garden.
A View From Above
Peering down from above the garden allows you to take in the entire layout.
Fairy Garden Plantings
Miniature varieties of plantings are widely available at your local garden centers and online. Included in this garden: button fern, asparagus fern, rosemary, diantus, hens and chicks, miniature common juniper, fairy vine, baby tears and leptinella.
A Basket Container
This basket was pre-lined with plastic. I cut drainage holes in the plastic and filled the basket almost completely with potting soil.
Test Out Placement
Considering where your structures will be, lay out your plants while still in their pots. This way it is easier to move them until you are satisfied with their placement.
Tallest to Shortest
Place taller plantings toward the back of your garden to provide depth. Here a miniature juniper is placed beside the coastal fairy house.
Select plants not only with beautiful blooms but also with a variety of foliage.
Try planting a few plants relatively close to one another. This gives your garden the appearance that it has been around for years.
With small pebbles or aquarium stones, create small pathways to entryways, patios and under trellises.
A Garden in a Garden
Think about creating a tiny garden with rows of hens and chicks for the fairies to tend.
A miniature colander within the fairy house makes a lovely bed when filled with soft leaves and flower pillows.
Training vines to grow on rooftops, along fences and on trellises offers a whimsical touch.