When a day starts out with a sunrise like this...
there is no doubt that it is going to be a magical day.
We had the most magical of days yesterday.
Our fairies returned from their winter of deep sleep
in our Hundred Acre Wood.
Luckily I had their new fairy garden ready for them.
It took them no time at all to settle in to the tiny house and gypsy wagon.
This fairy garden is just one of several here on the farm,
but it is the newest.
It's a special garden dedicated to our gypsy fairies...
those fairies who come and go...
passing through our countryside as they wander the world in search of
merriment and adventure...
in their tiny gypsy vardo...
pulled by a tiny unicorn.
I had tea set out to welcome them... although they prefer wine and song.
But it was early in the day... too early for wine.
I am often asked what plants I use in my fairy gardens.
Luckily, some of our local greenhouses have a good selection of tiny
In this garden I used several varieties of creeping thyme along the front of the garden.
These will drape out over the front of the garden as the summer progresses.
I also used a variety of mosses,
tiny pink shamrocks,
dwarf stonecrop sedum,
and string of pearls... which will also cascade down over the front with time.
Yesterday was made even more special by a visit from Amanda...
Mackenzie and their Mama.