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How to Attract Fairies to Your Yard

Natural Kids: How to Attract Fairies to Your Yard

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

How to Attract Fairies to Your Yard

Planting a whimsical fairy garden is a rapidly growing trend among adult gardeners and it's especially appealing to the wee gardeners. Fairy gardens may be grown in container gardens,window boxes or in a special area of your yard or garden.

The fairies adore ponds, shiny stones, gazing balls and the color green. Be sure to add these whimsies to your planted garden for extra Fairy attracting!

Here's a list of the plants and other items you will need:

The Flowers
Bluebells ~ British and Irish legends say that fairies are summoned to their midnight dances by ringing bluebells.
Carnations ~ Fairies take the colors of these flowers and radiate love.
Clover ~ Assists in finding love and wealth.
Cowslips ~ Distinguished by their abilbilty to find hidden fairy gold.
Daisies ~ Wearing a daisy chain will protect you against fairy pranks.
Foxglove ~ Fairy hats and gloves are made from foxglove. If you look closely you will see tiny spots on the Foxglove blossoms... These are fairy fingerprints.
Iris ~ Fairies of this flower appear in all colors of the rainbow and bring feelings of peace and hope.
Jasmine ~ The scent attracts fairies from all over the world. Even China!
Marigolds ~ To see fairies, pick a marigold, mix it with water and dab on eyelid. This trick also works with Shamrock.
Pansy ~ Fairies use this blossom for making love potions.
Primrose ~ If you put primroses on your doorstep, fairies will be able to enter and bless you while you sleep.
Pussywillow ~ The soft silk pods are used as pillows by all kinds of little spirits.
Tulips ~ The fairies use the as cradles for their babies.

Other Whimsies to Include
Rocks ~ Shiny stones like marble, quartz and agate attract fairies. Use them in borders or paths or just as little gifts for the Wee Folk.
Mirrors ~ Fairies love looking at their reflections. Gazing balls are perfect for this!
Acorns ~ The fairies love these to make hats. They also use them for dishes.

The Plants
Plants that help attract fairies are:
Basil ~ Serves as a protector of the garden.
Lavender ~ Wherever this plant is grown, there will be fairy activity. Fairies use it to scent their clothing.
Rosemary ~ Fairies use this herb to combat hatred. It has positive energy.
Sage ~ Fairies use it to slow the aging process.
Sweet Woodruff ~ The flowers reflect the light of the moon and illuminate fairy dances in the garden.
Thyme ~ Fairies are known to build their houses under thyme.

If you plant some of these you are sure to attract the Wee Folk to your own little part of the world. You will also be helping other wildlife too, such as butterflies, dragonflies, birds and ladybugs. We all know how much fairies love to ride upon dragonflies and butterflies ;) Most of all just have FUN! It's a great way to spend time with your children and get you both closer to Mother Earth :)

Rebecca Coleman is the owner of The Polka Dot Dragon and mom to one adorable pixie:)

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Blogger TheSingingBird said...

I can feel the magic sparkling through the blossoms here Rebecca, and those beautiful toys are beckoning...

June 25, 2008 at 1:36 PM  
Blogger Rebecca V said...

Enchanting article! Thanks.

June 25, 2008 at 5:17 PM  
Blogger cozycottage said...

Ooo! I love this! We have the perfect spot for our fairy garden - thank you for this great article!

June 25, 2008 at 8:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, what a great post! I love it so much I want to print it out...especially the part about girls loved that too! :0) Thanks for including my moms gourd here, that means a lot to me! She was such an influence on me with her gourds and we worked together to create the gourd sets...I miss her!

June 25, 2008 at 11:13 PM  
Blogger germandolls said...

So sweet! Thanks for the informative article!

June 26, 2008 at 6:39 AM  
Blogger FairiesNest said...

What a lovely post! Every garden should have a special fairy spot!

June 26, 2008 at 10:00 AM  
Blogger RunninL8 said...

Wow! Thanks SO MUCH for this inspiring post! I'm so excited to put many of these ideas to work!

June 27, 2008 at 10:34 AM  
Blogger EJ said...

How bout hanging up a garden spinner? This will surely dazzle those fairies into staying in your yard!

September 22, 2010 at 8:41 PM  

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