Last Spring I began to daydream about a fairy garden in my back yard. I selected a location under Old Man Tree that had plenty of ivy and room for expansion and began my collection with a first house, which I named Flowerbox Cottage. I added some outdoor furniture for the residents and my modest garden made me quite happy.
For my birthday and Christmas, my family indulged my fantasy of a more elaborate fairy garden and now I’ve become a full-fledged fairy garden developer, with five cottages, two fairy doors, a chicken coop, outdoor furniture, a bridge, and all the makings of fairy satisfaction. All Winter long, I thought about the fairy garden and I looked forward to Spring. Last week, I began to set out the garden for the season. The blue door stays out all year.
On Monday afternoon I added Flowerbox Cottage, the house that started it all.
To draw out my enjoyment, I planned to set out one cottage a day and then add the chicken coop and other accessories once all the cottages were set out. I made pictures as each new item made its debut. Organizing my the collection added a bright spot in the cold and dreary days that started the month of May around here. In the week ahead, I’ll post pictures of my project as it unfolded.