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Monday, April 20, 2009

Project Friday - Finally Spring is in Idaho and Fairy Gardens!

We have been cleaning out flower beds, getting the gardens ready and enjoying the daffodils! WOO HOO. I have quite a few theme gardens that are cleaned and green is popping up all over in them.

I wanted to add a fairy garden this year and we were able to get it started this week. But what started out as one garden has turned into a fairy neighborhood. I will update this on coming project Friday's as we complete it.

Our darling daughter is the chief architect for the first one. She still has lots to do and plants to add, but this is where it is right now:

This second one is being designed by our darling grandson who is almost four. He came today to help me put it together. It is about 3 feet to the right of the one above and next to the play yard.

When Wyatt was here a couple of days ago, he asked me if the fairies had come back yet. I told him they couldn't come back until we got their houses and yard ready for them. He is all excited to get it cleaned and ready for them to arrive.

Here are all the supplies we found around the house to use:
This is what we did this afternoon:

He is all done!
We still need to add some plants to the bare soil you can see. When Wyatt was playing in the play yard, the Fairies came to see their house, because the next time he checked it they had left sparkles all over the path and here and there.

In the Fairy Garden Neighborhood there is a secret place where wood used to be stored and the tree's and lilac bushes grew around it. We have a secret chair and table in there. We are going to paint them lime green and hang fun things also painted lime green from the tree's back in there.

We have a few more spots to add things fairy tingles to to finish our neighborhood, this has been so fun this spring!

Check out the other Project Friday Participants at http://sugarplumcottage.blogspot.com/


Daffodils Are Starting To Bloom!
From Blooming Tuesday
I wanted to share with you a few of our daffodil's. The tulips aren't opened yet. You have to remember, that we had snow until Friday, so these little beauties are still just waking up!

Here is another:
and another.....

As always, thanks to Jean at for hosting Blooming Tuesday. I love this day to look at everyone's gardens and how they are growing. Check out this link to see other participants http://msgreenthumbjean.blogspot.com/


Anonymous said...

Yay for spring! Your little fairy gardens are so cute. Happy Bloomin' Tuesday. :)

Aiyana said...

What a fun project for children. I made a fairy garden as a child and pretended that dragonflies were the fairies. Many memories of whiling away hours tending the fairy places, but it would have been more fun had an adult joined in the project.

Suzanne said...

I love the idea of making a fairy garden with your grandson. What a fun project. I haven't really hear of these until this last week. I think we're finally out of the cold weather and officially into spring too! Yeah! Love your daffodils -- just lovely...

Darla said...

I love the fairy gardens! Hooray for spring for sure..

Jean said...

I'm glad you are finally getting a taste of spring. Once it starts it doesn't take long for all the spring blooms. Cute fairy gardens! Jean

Teri C said...

What a great idea for children to plant and see it grow. and such cute ideas.


Carla said...

oooo, daffs! I never tire of them, (especially since mine didn't bloom this year). LOVE your fairy gardens! This is something we plan on doing soon with the grands and the 3&4 girls I watch. Great post!

doris said...

Isnt it great that children love making gardens. Lots of lovely photos.

Sugarplum Cottage said...

I got so excited when I saw your project. My granddaughter comes over a lot during the summer and plucks every bloom I have on my flowers. Now after seeing this, we will be making a fairy garden just for her to plant and pull flowers off. How precious your grandson is, I went crazy over his rubber boots, I'm wondering if they make them in my size. Thanks for joining me for Project Friday, hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Rosemarie

Barb said...

Oh how fun is all that?!

Thanks for letting us come by.

Barbara Jean

gadget said...

i like that small garden...pretty nice

Heth said...

Just got your email on CTTM- I LOVE the garden!!! It is SOOO adorable and creative!!


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