Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Reprise - Our Fairy Garden

One of my first posts in May of 2008. Their needs to be some whimsy in all things and so a bit of whimsy in the garden at Linderhof is our fairy garden. A wee lawn with a house that is often inhabited by the wee folks. Of course, anyone who owns a corgi also believes in the wee folk. For corgis are the coach dogs of the fairy queens!

I'm joining Chari at Happy to Design for Sunday Favorites.

It's a wee garden for wee folk -- this fairy garden at Linderhof. Planted with herbs -- thyme, camomile and sweet marjoram. A few pansies are in the garden this spring for fairies do love flowers.

The cottage is a "Scotch" cottage made from hypertufa. It reminds Husband Jim and I of the miniature garden in Bourton-on-the-water in England. That garden, however, is not a garden for fairies but a replica of the town.

It's fun to tend this wee garden in the hopes that fairies will move into the wee house. I think, perhaps, that we've been successful for if you look closely, isn't there one hiding amongst the plants?


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love your wee garden! Where did you find that bathtub? It's sooo awesome!

benchwarmer said...

i do love your wee garden! dd and i do believe! i love how you have the wee arch and the wee planter. i missed the bathtub, i'll have to go back and look again....i think i saw a wee folk! i'm still on the hunt for a rock with a hole in it, makes it easier to see them. beautiful garden!

benchwarmer said...

oh my, cindy i thought you saw a wee i see you meant the tub the garden is in....oooops...

Allie and Pattie said...

We are planning a fairy garden to be made when our little princess visits. I'm on the hunt for a wonderful tub such as yours
xoxo pattie and Allie

Martha said...

It's not a bathtub but rather an old wheelbarrow. PERFECT for a fairy garden!

From the Kitchen said...

In order to see fairies, you have to believe. I believe!


Treasia Stepp said...

What a cute and useful use for an old wheel barrow. I love the wee garden.

Pondside said...

Of course Fairies love a happy garden, and yours fits the bill.
I'm sure that there are fairies in our garden - and I'll be they'd love a house like that one!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

I absolutely love this garden. How cute. You do have such an eye for garden creations and this is just wonderful. Hugs, Marty

Carol said...

How lovely!! You've inspired me to create a fairy garden of my own.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I love the wee arbor trellises!

Mary Bergfeld said...

What a sweet idea, Martha. The wee garden is just charming. You make every inch of space at Linderhoff work for you. I always love to see what you have done. Blessings...Mary

Wanda Lee said...

Hello there dear lady,

So sorry to hear of the loss of your dear mother-in-law that you mentioned earlier my dear!..,

My ooooh my, this fairy garden is just adorable! So many sweet little details and that cute little cottage for the fairies is the perfect finishing touch!

I'm so enjoying seeing what folks have posted for dear Cheri's.'Sunday Favorites blog party meme this week!~ What a sweet lady she is!

Have a wonderful day!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello Martha...

My friend, what an endearing post! I just love your wee little fairy's just precious!!! The little cottage is awesome! I bet that you and your husband had a ball planning this sweet fun!!!

Thank you again for joining in with Sunday Favorites, dear friend!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

PS...just wanted to make sure that you knew that I was canceling Sunday Favorites next Sunday...April 4th since I will be away and it's Easter Sunday...however we will resume regular schedule on the 11th!