Inspired, I went and bought a few pansy's to put outside and my daughter helped me plant them in some urns we have on our front steps.
We got to thinking how we liked planting them and how we'd love to do more. Living in a condo has the blessings of never having to do yard work, but it also means we can't really make a garden or plant a few things ever.
We started brainstorming and with spring vacation approaching, we came up with the idea of planting a fairy garden on our back deck. We decided we would get a container and create some magic.
I couldn't have imagined how much fun we were going to have doing this project together. Anytime we were out over the week, we would pick up little things that we thought would be cute to add to the garden. By the end of the week we had an adorable little collection of crafts and knick-knacks.
My daughter got right to work, painting a few things we had picked up, I was so impressed with her creativity.
A small Adirondack chair for the fairies to rest their weary wings on.
A small house to catch a few Zzzzz's
The best part was really the next morning when she checked on the garden and yelled, "THEY CAME!!!"
She knew this because one of the leaves on the strawberry plant had moved. (Never mind that the pinwheel in the garden was spinning madly, fairies moved that leaf, NOT the wind)
She was so excited, I didn't really know what the outcome of planting this garden would be , I hadn't planned on it becoming something so real for her, but I love it. I love the time we spent together making it, I love that we'll both be working to keep the plants in it alive and I hope it becomes as sweet a memory for her as it is for me.