Caring for your Fairy Garden
Always water gently, but thoroughly using a small container with a spout. If your garden is inside a good watering once a week is enough. If it is outside then it may need water every day. Fertilize at least once a month with an all purpose fertilizer 17-5-17 at ½ strength.
Moreover, can fairy gardens be outside?
Fairy gardens are fun, miniature gardens you can create inside or outdoors. They’re great projects for kids and adults alike, who can share in the magical idea of luring fairies to visit. All you need for an indoor fairy garden is a pot or planter, some small plants, garden or potting soil and whimsical accessories.
Similarly, do fairy gardens need drainage?
Drainage: If there will be live plants in the fairy garden, you might want to consider a container with drainage holes. If you’ve already fallen in love with a container without holes, don’t despair. A simple drainage layer will take care of the problem.
What is the point of a fairy garden?
A Fairy Garden is a small container garden or a small cultivated space near a tree with miniature sized plants and elements, the purpose of which is to be a place for fairies to live. Fairies can be hand picked and placed in the garden. Or the habitat can be built so that fairies will visit when no one is looking.
- Use sheet moss to create grassy areas around fairy houses.
- Reindeer moss adds a pop of colour.
- Use reindeer moss in terrariums and enclosed fairy gardens.
- Position spanish moss on the roof of your fairy house.
- Sheet moss works well with artificial plants.
- Spanish moss creates an overgrown appearance.
Ensure proper drainage by adding a layer of pea gravel to the bottom of your container. It’s also a good idea to include a layer of charcoal to keep the garden fresh. Fill the container with potting soil and add bark, pebbles, or moss on top to create paths for the fairies.
Herbs – Creeping thyme, woolly thyme, dwarf rosemary and chives. Not only do these stay small and convey a sense of whimsy, but they add aromatic appeal to the garden. 2. Succulents – Sedum, hens and chicks and other Sempervivum species are a classic example of little plants with big appeal.