Fairies in the Garden

I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now? ~John Lennon

I think I fell in love with fairies when I first saw the Peter Pan teleplay in the early 1960s. I was so taken by Tinkerbell, I knew fairies had to exist. And it was when I began to garden in earnest about 30 years ago, I knew I had to bring the fairies into my garden. To welcome them and make them feel at home.

And so I did just that with many statues that moved with me from garden to garden. And they are here now to watch over the plants and animals in my current garden.

I recently added one more fairy….the new ‘The Fairy’ rose. I had one in my old garden and after trying to grow any rose in this new garden, I decided ‘The Fairy’ rose was my last try.

So I planted it in a special spot where it will get lots of sun and warmth. So far it is doing well. This fairy rose is from White Flower Farm. And I have a feeling it will be well looked after by me and by the fairies that dwell in the garden and woods.

I created a vase using some of the fairy roses and other flowers still flowering here.

Even though we had over an inch of snow last week, we have not had a freeze or frost. So lavender, bacopa, sweet peas and coral bells are sweetly blooming in these 40 and 50 degree daytime highs (40s and high 30s at night).

Once the garden has had its freeze, and the perennials are finished, I will discard the rest of the annuals. But for now, I just can’t let them go. Besides they make a beautiful vase.

With this vase, I am joining in with the wonderful meme, In A Vase On Monday, from Cathy at  Rambling in the Garden.

All the pictures shared in this post were taken with my Nikon Coolpix or iPhone camera, and manipulated on my iPhone using the apps, Pixlr and Prisma. You can follow my progress with #the100dayproject in my Instagram and Facebook feed.

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22 Replies to “Fairies in the Garden”

  1. lovely sentiment. I especially loved the John Lennon quote, and your pictures of the flowers in the way you describe the fairies.
    Long, may your garden!

  2. Your fairies thrilled me. I’m so happy to see they perform just as well in the gardens of others as they do in mine. I will always believe a bit in fairies. Growing up I read so many fairy tales in the Red, Green and maybe there is a Yellow too, Fairy Books. In fact, even while writing this I stopped a moment, opened up the library cabinet, which is really just my grandmother’s china cabinet, and looked at the Red Fairy Book which I still have.

    1. Oh I love that you believe too and have the books. I have been reading more modern takes and rewriting of fairy tales. Such fun!

  3. ‘Snap!’ Donna as I also have ‘The Fairy’ rose in my vase today too It’s a lovely little thing which continues flowering well into the autumn. One year she still had flowers in January! I hope that your new rose flourishes.

  4. I have a love for both fairies and gargoyles and have touches of both in my garden, along with a dragon that holds a silver Echeveria 😉 Although, the fairy in my cutting garden is gradually falling apart, I haven’t had the heart to let him go. I had ‘The Fairy’ rose in my former garden – it was the only rose that thrived there.

  5. There are at least three posts with ‘Fairy pink’ in them this week Donna, and I love the way you have combined it with Lavender and other flowers. Enjoy those prettily arranged flowers.

  6. Snow without freezing temps? How did you luck out? I’d say the fairies are definitely looking out for your garden. 🙂

  7. The Fairy rose is one of the best out there and I am sure it will be happy in your garden guarded by the fairies! A lovely little vase Donna… hardly looks like autumn at all!

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