Fairy gardens are all the rage right now. If you visit your local craft store or watch Garden Answer on YouTube you will certainly catch the fever! There are so many adorable themes to explore when it comes to miniatures. The options are truly limitless!
I used a Happy Frog Potting Mix but you can use any good lightweight container mix for this type of planter.
When considering what type of planter to use, I thought a GreenStalk would be the perfect choice. I love how it gives the garden a layered look and is easy to water. Since the GreenStalk relies on an internal slow drip watering system, the fairy pieces won’t get misplaced during watering.
I chose plants that I thought were interesting and cute. Most of these are houseplants, but I did throw in a couple of daffodils and tulips since they were on sale and added some seasonal color. Once they are done blooming, I’ll move them to my in-ground garden at home. Just like any container garden, you’ll want to choose a variety of plants including: filler plants, tall plants, ground cover plants, spiller plants, plants with small leaves, plants with larger leaves, etc. Go for variety!
I also love how the maple-colored GreenStalk looks with all these fairy garden pieces! The maple is such a warm color and it goes with my woodland theme perfectly.
I can’t wait to see how this fairy garden looks in a few months when the plants have a chance to grow. I love seeing plants drape over the sides of the GreenStalk pockets – it’s just so pretty!
I hope this post inspires you to put a fairy garden in your GreenStalk! It really was fun to have a change from all the veggies and flowers that I typically plant. This time of year, I’m always craving more time in the garden and a houseplant fairy garden was the perfect solution. What are you up to in your garden this time of year?
Cody Catherine Thomas