St. Patrick’s Day means different things to different people. For me it was always an excuse to wear green (my favorite color) and to act silly.
Image my delight to find another gardener in our neighborhood who feels the same way. I discovered her clever shrubs last fall on my morning walk. She prunes the plants into orbs, then gives them different haircuts. In October they had a Halloween theme. My one regret was not getting back there with my camera. Then last week, I saw this:
This is a gardener with a fabulous sense of humour. I popped over there Sunday morning when the light was still good, and took some closeups of these delightful merry-makers.
Back home I spent a few hours greening up the fairy garden while visiting with my sister.
I may have to stay up all night to see if I spot fairies *and* leprechauns in the wee garden. Wouldn’t that be great fun?
Creating fairy gardens is a wonderful way to relax. It blends creativity, a bit of gardening and the challenge of using what you have on hand. If you’ve never tried it, why not give it a go. You’re in for a pleasant surprise.
Even Kermit the Frog eventually agrees, it’s okay to be green. ♣♣♣
What’s in the Fairy Garden?
- Miniature white cyclamen
- Baby’s tears (transplanted from the back garden)
- Miniature ‘trees’ (name escapes me)
- The tiny frog and deer flew in from Canada (gifts from Boomdee)
- The craft foam fence is a cast off from my son’s craft kit
- I made the pot of gold from left over gold leaf, paper and a small clay pot
- An old string bracelet is now a rainbow ‘flag’ near the pot of gold
- The ‘flag pole’ is a piece of dried Hardenbergia vine, once wrapped around a trellis.
- The shamrock buttons and green glass were a splurge from last year. Honestly, how can anyone resist shamrock sparkle buttons at eye level in the shop?