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.

Friday, July 10, 2015

A New Fairy Garden . . . For Inside!

Somewhere we bought the old wheelbarrow
I'm really not sure why
But we did
And the first year we had it we planted it with pansies
In the fall . . .
(Much to my disdain -- I sent The Great Scott to the store for mums --
And he brought home pansies!
That was the year I learned what a joy pansies were
A mild winter and the wheelbarrow was abloom for most of it)

Then I became fascinated with fairy gardens
And I decided that the old wheelbarrow would make a perfect
fairy garden

And it does
With a wee cottage, an arbor, plants, a bath and fairies here and there and even a potting
shed, similar to the one at Linderhof!

The cottage I made myself at a class!
It looks like some of the cottages we saw in England
I must saw that come July, the fairies are not very tidy gardeners!

Yesterday, I was at Red Cedar and fell in love
With a myrtle topiary made into a "wee" fairy garden
Alas, it was more than my purse could bear
But they did have the components
And the components were very reasonable

And so it all came home with me
I put it together this morning
It's a charming fairy garden
for inside!
I had the birch planter which I think is even more perfect for this fairy garden
Than the pot that theirs was in!
It lends a woodsy air to the garden!

A little moss to cover the soil,
a wee ladder
And a fairy in the "tree" holding a cat!

It reminds me of my childhood
When I would prop a ladder to a tree and climb up on a low branch
And sit and take in my surroundings from this high up perch.
Sometimes I would even take a book and read!

And while at Red Cedar, I also bought a house and things
to transform a planter into a fairy garden for Grand Girl Lucy --
her second birthday present from Poppy and Nana.


Pat said...

I adore your new indoor fairy garden, dear friend!!!
Oh, m y g o o d n e s s!!!
I, too, am a tree climber, dear one!!!
I didn't stay down low, though. . .I kept going to the very top!!!
I love seeing the components of Linderhofs Gardens!!!
Thanks for sharing!!!

Anonymous said...

I climbed up and up and read for hours in our weeping beech.

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

I think Lucy will enjoy seeing all this!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Martha,
I have always liked the idea of having a fairy garden in a wheel barrow, very cute! Your new purchase is darling too! What fun for Lucy!

Mr. Epic said...

We did a similar idea with a wheelbarrow, yours turned out great!! I would recommend checking out They have oodles of really neat fairy garden things, and their shipping is just great.

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