The fences were made from the sturdy stalks of ornamental grass we pruned a couple weeks ago. I whitewashed them and then dry brushed some gray craft paint over them to give them a weathered look.
The little pink cottage is a Dollar Tree unpainted birdhouse that we covered with doll house shingles. I forgot to paint the cottage # on the front. I'll have to do that tomorrow.
I am still learning about how to lay these out when it comes to placing the plants and the moss. I used the sheet moss around the plantings, but I also put in an Irish moss and a Scotch moss ground cover to add a little bit of a sea grass look to the garden. The large shrub is lavender, it smells wonderful. When you run your fingers over it it releases the most beautiful fragrance. I highly recommend using herbs like rosemary, thyme, sage or lavender in your fairy gardens. They are nicely sized for container planting and the earthy herbal scents are just perfect for attracting fairies I think.
And of course a pond and lots of shiny glass rocks add a little sparkle to your garden.
This garden is going to be a gift for my special beach buddy. I know she will love it as much as I loved putting it together.
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