In the faery's world, all living things are her friend ... insects and animals, flowers and trees.


There are fairies at the bottom of our garden!
It's not so very, very far away;
You pass the gardener's shed and you just keep straight ahead -
I do so hope they've really come to stay.
There's a little wood, with moss in it and beetles,
And a little stream that quietly runs through;
You wouldn't think they'd dare to come merry-making there -
Well, they do.

There are fairies at the bottom of our garden!
They often have a dance on summer nights;
The butterflies and bees make a lovely little breeze,
And the rabbits stand about and hold the lights.
Did you know that they could sit upon the moonbeams
And pick a little star to make a far,
And dance away up there in the middle of the air?
Well, they can.

There are fairies at the bottom of our garden!
You cannot think how beautiful they are;
They all stand up and sing when the Fairy Queen and King
Come gently floating down upon their car.
The King is very proud and very handsome;
The Queen - now can you guess who that could be
(She's a little girl all day, but at night she steals away)?
Well - it's ME!

by Rose Fyleman



Here you can find some lovely faery garden links to help you create your own fairy gardens!





Miniature Garden Shoppe
eFairies.com
My Fairy Gardens
Enchanted Gardens
Spring Fairy Garden (video)
Plants Delight Nursery, Inc. (Gnome Gardens)
Fairy Flower Garden
Gardenfairy.com
Fairy Houses and Gardens
Build Your Own Fairy Garden
Spring Fairy Garden Video
How to Attract Fairies to Your Garden
How to make a DIY Fairy Garden (video)
Fairy Homes and Gardens
Fairy Houses






The following suggestions will help you create a fairy-welcoming atmosphere in your home:


The most effective way to invite fairies to your home is to plant their favorite flowers. Fairies share the same habitat as hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees. Flowers that attract these creatures will also attract fairies.Bluebells, foxglove, forget-me-nots, heather, hollyhocks, lilacs, lilies, marigolds, pansies, peonies, primrose, and roses are flowers beloved by the wee folk.

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In addition to flowers, clover, ferns, and thyme are plants especially attractive to fairies. Oak trees hold special powers for fairies.

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Since fairies are sensitive, it is best not to refer to them directly. They find the name "fairy" particularly offensive. If you must talk about them, you may use the terms: wee folk, good folk, or the gentry.

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Fairies enjoy both well-manicured and wild areas in gardens. It is good idea to reserve a special corner in your garden for fairy use. Placing a special statue or a small fountain in such an area is much appreciated by the wee folk.

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Leave out a food offering over night. Fairies especially love dairy products, bread, cakes, and cookies. Don'st despair if in the morning it doesn't look like the meal has been eaten. Fairies are able to extract the essence of food without physically eating it. Food should be discarded after a day or two, since it will have little nutritional value left for the fairy. If an animal should approach the food don't chase it away! Sometimes a shy fairy will assume the shape of an animal to accept its present.

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Fairies love water. Fountains, bird baths, ponds, and streams will all attract fairies.

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Abodes of various types are appreciated by fairies. Using rocks, caves can be made at the base of rose bushes. A bird-house can be easily adapted for fairy use by adding bright colors, dollhouse furniture, and glitter to the inside. Toadstools and mushrooms (real or fake) are also a favorite of the wee folk. Colored stones and crystals, especially in a water-filled bird-bath, will attract fairies.

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Set aside a table top or a corner for an altar, where you can leave offerings for your fairy friends in a basket. Offerings may be food, flowers, herbs, pretty leaves, stones, or anything else you think your fairy might like.

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Keep your home reasonably tidy, as fairies hate a mess.

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Most important of all, you must cultivate a sense of reverence, wonder, and fun, as these are qualities necessary to befriend a fairy.

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