Ever since I was a little kid, I have had a fascination with fairies and gnomes. As an adult, the fascination grew when my husband and I took a trip to Morro Bay over ten years ago. When we were walking along the storefront there was a shop that had fairies hanging in their window. We went inside and I felt as if I were transported into a magical world. There were fairies hanging from the ceiling. There were candles and crystals on every shelf. It was amazing. My husband couldn’t wait to get out of the shop.
But, last year we took a trip to Solvang. We were walking along one of the storefronts and there was a shop that had fairies hanging in the windows. My husband groaned as I grabbed his hand and tugged him into the shop. But, this time he was fascinated by all the displays. He said, “Oh no! You’ve sucked me into your world.”
We both laughed and I said, “Hey, it’s a beautiful place.”
He surprised me by picking up a few fairy pieces and bought them. It became a thing we worked on together. We bought little pieces when we could over a few months. We even bought succulents so we could add it to create a fairy garden. The succulents didn’t last long. Most likely because they were in the shade instead of direct sunlight.
Recently I came up with the brilliant idea to use bonsai instead. I ordered a tree from Amazon. Correction, I thought I had ordered a tree but what was delivered were three branches with directions to soak the branches in water for 1-2 weeks until roots grew then plant them. This made me happy. I love growing stuff, caring for it then watching it thrive. So I followed the instructions and have recently planted the branches into the fairy garden.
I now invite you into my world. The garden is in a barrel.
You’ll see the three bonsai’s along with three mermaids chillin’ and gossiping around a pond with ducks. There are fairies near the mermaids listening to the gossip. You’ll also see a wooden rope ladder that leads up to a campground with an outhouse.
Then finally a little further down you’ll see the gnomes partying at a bar.
Just sharing the little things that make me smile.