I've shared before about my 10 year old daughter, Sweet Pea, and her love of gardening, fairies and her great imagination. Well, I just wanted to share her fairy village that she's been spending lots of time on. She goes outside for hours to work on it.
I only wish my photography could capture just how sweet it is.
An overview of the village in the wine barrel with a little red Japanese Maple.
A path up to the head fairy's house. You may be able to see that there are little wild violets planted to the right of the door.
Up close you can see her home is made of stones, tree bark and moss.
The well, complete with water and a bucket made from an acorn shell.
What fairy wouldn't want a tree house?
Another fairy home. To the right she has Lady Bells (adenophora) and Coral Bells (heuchera) planted in the "bell forest".
This fairy has lamium, Irish moss and baby tears in her garden. The stones behind her home form a pond with a glass pebble bottom.
Here is a quick update on her square foot garden. Both types of carrots she planted have sprouted, so she is very happy. Sugar snap peas and bush peas are really beginning to show signs of growth. The red onions in the front are growing like crazy.
Yummy chive flowers that she and her friends like to eat.
I love seeing her creativity at work. Right now she says she want to be an architect and I definitely think she has the creativity and talent to be one.
I think allowing kids their own space in the garden allows them the freedom to plant it how they like and use their imagination. Most of what she uses are things that are already growing or found in our yard. She's learned to transplant and divide plants, plant her own seeds and occasionally picks out a few plants at the garden center. Who says TV is more interesting when you can let your imagination run free outside in the fresh air?!