Last spring, Sugarwings and I created a fairy garden in a pot outside my studio's back door. Sadly, Honey loved it even more than we did, and dug the whole thing out. She has a thing for flower pots, and if left unsupervised around one, will empty it out and try to wear the pot on her head like a hat.
So, this Spring, we made Fairy Garden Number Two, and placed it by the front door of the studio, outside of the fence, hopefully where the dog won't find it.
This one is even better, but still needs some creative touches, like painting the house and adding props.
I can tell how much this girl has matured in a year just by seeing her style of gardening. This time, the pot is more of a garden design than a toy to her.
She made the trench filled with blue marbles to create a river, and asked me to make a bridge for the pathway from the house, and over the little creek. One of the pink, plastic flower pots that the plants came in was perfect to cut into an arch to fit over the water way. Sugarwings planted each flower herself, and even took the wheelbarrow to the massive piles of dirt in our front yard from the construction project, and dug up soil to fill the planter herself.
Dewdrop is becoming a gardener too. She was in charge of the marigolds in her grandfather's veggie garden.