Landscaping A Fairy Land With Edible And Medicinal Plants

Welcome to Fairy Ville!

My children and I had so much fun planting this lovely artful play land together and filling it with edible and medicinal herbs.

It all started with the wasted space underneath our swing set.  It was a place that begged for fun but was let alone to become over grown with grass and weeds.

We planned to build our fairy land in the Spring but I couldn’t figure out away to eliminate the weeds and grass without herbicides and I just couldn’t bear to spray poison on the Earth.  Finally I found about using vinegar to get rid of weeds.  That is right ~ straight vinegar does the trick!  We bought a couple of gallons of plain white vinegar at the store and used a watering can to sprinkle in on during a hot, dry day.


With in 24 hours the grass and weeds were brown.  I wish I had pictures to share but I seem to have misplaced them.

Next we covered the area in weed cloth, added some dirt and the fun began!

Our happy garden is planted with beautiful helpful plants.  We chose some of our favorites especially those plants that we could get close to fairy size.  Here is what we planted:

For munching on ~

  • A Peppermint Forest
  • Thyme patches both lemon and the common creeping varieties
  • Lemon Balm Hedges
  • Borage and Marigold Trees
  • Snapdragon Bushes, not the tastiest but so fun to play with!
  • Nasturtium Seeds for vining up our Fairy Star

For harvesting to make into medicines ~

  • A Chamomile patch
  • Scullcap Trees
  • Seeds of California Poppy
  • A patch of Self Heal

And our garden ally ~

  • Santolina next to the pond to reply insects.

We have plans to add to our garden over time and through the seasons.  We would love to plant a miniature rose, bulbs for the Spring and maybe some wee baby pumpkins for a Fall harvest.  Plus our dream is to one day have royalty move in when we get our very own castle.

Below is a collection of photos of our garden.  

Enjoy!

 Here is the first stage of construction.  Our little houses have been placed; the garden bed for our California Poppy seeds is set, a pond is ready for playing in; and the Fairy Star has found a home at the back of Fairy Vill.  We planted nasturtium seeds around the star which we look forward to providing us with beautiful, peppery flowers to snack on!

 My eldest daughter had a blast added paths and fences.  Here you can see the seeds we planted in our garden bed and around the star are already sprouting.

 A Mermaid is resting in the fairy pond.  We added  a jumping log for lots of great fun playing in the water.

 Here is a fairy resting in a patch of chamomile which smells delightfully of apples.  This is my favorite place in the garden.   Just wish I was small enough to hang out there with her!

♥  We added a bistro set for tea parties.

♥  Somebody has been gardening and collecting grapes from our nearby vine in the garden.

 Hammocks for tired fairies.  We made these out of felt scrapes and chenille stems.  The hammocks are suspended between tall marigolds.

♥  We added a basket up high on one of swing set supports and new fairy family moved in right away!

 Baby fairy learning how to ride a bike.

 Our neighborhood dragon is taking his morning bath.

♥  Cooking for the fairies with tasty pansy flowers.

♥  Serving the delicious, beautiful food.

 Remi the horse is feasting on a patch of thyme, yummy!

We had a lot of the things we used to decorate/make our Fairy Land hanging around the house.  I also found some things in the garden display at Hobby Lobby.  We purchase the fairies at Michaels.  And found the little tiny fairy things like the bistro set at  Miniature Garden Shoppe because, well, I couldn’t help myself!  Or you can MYO Flower Fairy friends!

Thanks for visiting our garden!

Please note many plants are toxic and can cause harm if ingested.  It is important for children to know that they should never, ever eat a plant unless they have permission from an adult.  

More Fairy Fun ~

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Participating in The Fairy Garden Contest 2013!

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11 thoughts on “Landscaping A Fairy Land With Edible And Medicinal Plants

  1. Oh!!!!!! What an enchanting Fairy Garden. I so love to see your children playing in it and can just imagine the beautiful things that are going on in their imaginations. I love that it’s under shade too… so clever. Thanks for being the first entry into the 2013 Fairy Garden Contest… what fun we are going to have!
    Blessings and magic,
    Donni

    • Thank you. The contest is such a fun idea! I can’t wait to see all the creativity and beauty and magic that will surely be blossoming!

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  3. How lucky your children are to have such a lovely (and big!) fairy garden–so many hours of wonderful play! Good luck on your entry into Donni’s contest! Blessings, Lori
    ‘waldorfmoms.com”

  4. Loved the presentation and stories with your garden(s). So sweet. for what it’s worth

  5. Paty

    Wonderful,wonderful fairy gardens! Just loved looking at them.

  6. Sweet and wonderful ! Thank you for your visit to my blog . Love what tou are doing for children ! Have never stopped communicating with faeries and their world . peace and love … Natasha Von

    • Thank you for visiting too. Your blog is totally amazing, I feel like I found a beautiful treasure in exploring it!
      Blessings!

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