I find fairy gardens enchanting and work the fairy figures and petite plants into my miniature landscaping. Join me, it's lots of fun.
Fairies Need Furniture, Too
The thing about having fairies in your garden is, you never know how big they're going to be. Fairies range in size from just a couple of inches tall all the way up to the size of a full grown man.
For larger fairies it's easy. They can sit comfortably on your patio chairs and drink their dewdrop tea from dainty little cups and saucers while they sit around your patio table. Oh, you won't know the fairies are sitting there because they have the unique ability of being able to make themselves invisible to humans.
For these larger fairies there's nothing to fear when you come out on your patio and want to sit down. They can simply get up and move out of your way.
But for smaller fairies that may be only 2 inches tall, it's difficult to move out of your way fast enough. Even if they could climb up into your chairs, and even if they could reach the tabletop, they risk being squashed every time you come out to sit down!
Image credit: Amazon
And there's nothing worse than a squashed fairy!
A Fairy Wedding
Graphic Credit: Vintage Thumbelina and Prince Wedding in Forest Postcard by YesterdayCafe from Zazzle.
After planting and furnishing your miniature garden, perhaps it will attract fairies like these. Actually, besides fairies, there are wood nymphs, brownies, elves, gnomes and a host of other-worldly miniature folk who might like to visit your garden.
That's why you can use varied sizes of garden furniture. Most gnomes are larger than the fairy folk and appreciate bigger furniture. Not as big as people-sized garden furniture though.
Thanks for bringing fairies to life for me. I didn't even know they really existed. Their invisible nature kept me in the dark, but now I know.
— Donald Wilson
Fairy Mini Garden Furniture Solves All Your Problems
To alleviate the problem of having invisible squashed fairies littering their patio or deck all summer long, considerate gardeners make a point of placing fairy mini garden furniture strategically among their potted plants.
This kind gesture provides safe, comfortable seating for smaller fairies, who might otherwise be tempted to perch precariously on furniture meant for larger beings. And since the furniture is arranged in and among the potted plants the fairies are also afforded much shade and privacy.
It really is a win-win situation for everyone. When you make your patio more inviting and hospitable for the fairies, they'll bless your garden with larger, more fragrant blooms. And they'll invite their friends the butterflies and hummingbirds to join them on your deck, providing endless hours of entertainment for you and your human guests!
My Own Garden with an Inviting Gate
To Keep the Costs Down on Your Fairy Garden Accessories,
try making your own little furniture. You can sometimes find miniature pieces at yard sales, Goodwill Stores or the toy section of discount stores.
A Heliotrope Fairy - Just Imagine One of These Visiting Your Garden
Heliotrope Fairy Postcards by New_Flower_Fairies from Zazzle
You Can Make Your Own Twig Chair for the Little People
Turn Household Items into Fairy Furniture
How To Entertain The Fairies
It's really very difficult to entertain fairies because you can't see them - they're invisible to human beings. So you really can't tell if they're smiling and laughing with you or at you.
However, a gracious hostess overcomes these little obstacles and does everything within her power to make sure her guests are comfortable and having a rousing good time.
Fairies are vegetarians so you won't have to worry about lighting the barbecue grill. They do however love a good glass of Sweet Tea or Lemonade - tall and frosty, if you please.
Because they are, by their very nature, elements of nature, it's always safe to assume they'd also enjoy a nice fresh berry compote served with freshly baked scones. If you happen to have some lightly sweetened Devonshire cream, too, you'll certainly move up a notch in their esteem.
A warm loaf of nut bread and pot of fresh honey will top of the meal nicely and make sure you have plenty of lacy napkins to go round because fairies can be quite messy!
Place a Bridge in the Container Garden - for the Fairies
You can create a make-believe stream using blue colored gravel like you put into aquariums. Place the bridge over the stream and create a little path leading to the bridge and then away on the other side.
In the example shown here, they've place two rocks with the bridge reaching across.
Place plants in the remaining space in the planter. Keep the plants small so they won't overwhelm the little scene you've created.
More Fairy Mini Garden Furniture - Suitable for Use in Container Gardens
Your favorite smaller fairies will appreciate your hospitality (and who knows what special things they might do to thank you--grant some wishes, maybe?) when you place special furniture for them throughout your garden.
Look at all the delightful pieces available. There are archways, chairs, birdbaths... so many scenes to entice a fairy. The hard part is choosing which one to get.
A Bed for the Miniature Garden
Sets and Individual Pieces of Furniture - to Delight the Fairies
You can find chairs, a bed, a bistro set and other pieces of miniature furniture that is just right for tiny pixies or elves or fairies.
Miniature Adirondack Chair
Fairy Gardens get kids interested in planting & are fun for grown ups too.
A Little Garden Bench - Just Fairy Sized
How Long Have You Been Creating Fairy Gardens?
Have you seen the fairies in your garden?
Sandy Mertens from Frozen Tundra on July 31, 2015:
Love to have a fairy garden.
Fay Favored from USA on August 22, 2013:
I have created mini gardens with characters, but not fairy gardens. Theses are so cute.
junkcat on May 25, 2013:
What a cute idea I always liked fairies as a child and still do.
Virginia Allain (author) from Central Florida on February 08, 2013:
@anonymous: Fairy gardens make a great project to interest the kids in gardening but it's fun for adults too.
anonymous on February 08, 2013:
Enjoyed learning a little about the fairies in my garden. Charming lens.
GardenIdeasHub LM on December 06, 2012:
Cute fairy mini garden furniture. Thanks for sharing.
louiseanne lm on August 29, 2012:
There are some beautiful things you can get for your fairy garden!
WhiteOak50 on June 12, 2012:
I am so impressed! I will be featuring this page also on my Fairy Lenses!
grannysage on May 13, 2012:
That is so kind of you to worry about squashed fairies. It is a concern and you have addressed it so skillfully in this lens. The fairy furniture is adorable.
jtay123 on May 10, 2012:
Love this lens! I always have had fascination with the miniature like Bonsai.
bossypants on April 20, 2012:
Well, Diane Cass, if you haven't seen a fairy, perhaps it's because you haven't put out furniture for them! :)
I so want to tuck these adorable miniatures among the plants! What a charming idea.
Diane Cass from New York on April 10, 2012:
Never seen a fairy, but I get a feeling in my garden sometimes that I am not alone. Love the fairy furniture. Very cute idea.
Angela F from Seattle, WA on April 09, 2012:
Love fairy furniture! Adding this to my Beauty of Dish Gardens lens
Peggy Hazelwood from Desert Southwest, U.S.A. on April 05, 2012:
How sweet! Love this idea. I could handle making a fairy garden in a container!
Terrie_Schultz on April 05, 2012:
They hide, but I know they're out there.
Brandi from Maryland on April 05, 2012:
These are so adorable! :)
Kirsti A. Dyer from Northern California on April 04, 2012:
So cute. Haven't seen these. Are the gardens a lot of maintenance?
anonymous on April 04, 2012:
Yes, we simply must remember the littlest fairy's comforts of home in our gardens! How delightfully done and congratulations on being feature in the 2012 Spring Gardening Showcase....I'm thrilled for you....blessed!
Joanie Ruppel from Keller, Texas on April 02, 2012:
We made our first fairy house on spring break. I think my daughter will remember it forever (that's what she said, anyway!). Your container fairy house is so cute, we'll have to try that next.
sousababy on April 02, 2012:
Oh, I love this and I know my daughter will too. Thank you for this lens . . we'll give this a go. Congrats on making the monsterboard!