fairies_in_gardenSince it’s gardening season, I thought I would expand on some earlier information that we gave you about  creating a fairy garden–

First of all, a happy,  flourishing garden, created with fairies in mind, can certainly attract fairies to you. Your garden doesn’t have to be huge and labor intensive,  it can be as small or as large as you feel comfortable with.  For those who aren’t really into gardening,  a few potted plants and maybe a little fountain on your patio or apartment balcony would be great.  The main point to remember is that you are creating something special for the fairies.

Here is a list of some plants that are known to attract fairies:
Lavender, Honeysuckle, Foxglove, Cowslip, Snapdragon, Jasmine, Rosemary, Lily of the Valley, Roses (especially the Fairy Rose), Coral Bells, Pansies, Primroses, Violets. Bluebells, Ferns, Sweet Pea, Mugwort, Pussy willow, White Sage, Gardenia, Lilies, Moonwort, Mullein, Cattails, Blackberry, Queen Anne’s Lace, and Bachelor’s Buttons.  Any plant that you love would also work great.

In addition to the above, consider adding the plants below for the reasons listed:
Elderberry – These berries can be burned in a fire to invite the fae to gather.  Fairies absolutely love Elderberry wine and Elderberry will surely draw fairy visitors to you!
Thyme – Wearing Thyme (especially Wild Thyme) will increase ones ability to see fairies.  It can also be sprinkled on window sills and on your doorstep to invite the fae to visit.
Heather – Greatly loved by fairies – they are very passionate about it!  It is also used to open a doorway between the two worlds.
Clover -This plant is very sacred to the fae and any type of clover will attract them.

Some trees to consider adding to your garden area:
Rowan – A very protective tree, used to protect against bad fairies.
Oak, Ash, & Hawthorn – legend suggests that “Faery folks are in the Oaks.”  They are said to love to dance around this tree.  In addition, where there is an oak, ash and thorn(Hawthorn) together, they create a space where it is easy to see the fae.
Mulberry – Connected to the Faery Goddess Danu, Mulberry is tree of protection and strength.
Elder – This tree is under the protection of the Elder Mother who protects fairies from dark energies and spirits.  Because of this, it is a refuge for fairies and will attract them.
Hazel – This is a very magical tree that has been used to summon fairies.
Lilac – The sweet scent of Lilac is said to draw pixies to your garden.

Consider leaving a small area wild for the fae – they really love that.

Other garden attractors:
*A water feature in your garden such as a birdbath, wishing well or pond
*a birdfeeder or any other means of supporting wildlife and nature.
*Glass globes or gazing ball,
*Bells or chimes,
*Fairy statues
*The Fairy Star on a flag or sign
*Because fairies are connected to “in between” places, consider adding an  archway or gateway or a fairy door, etc.
*An outdoor fairy house
*A “Good Faeries Welcome Here” Sign or Banner
*Use plenty of rocks for decoration and borders and add some special  crystals, etc.
*Tie some ribbons to some of your bush or tree branches in bright colors – it works wonders!
*Add shiny objects to your garden such as silver to attract the fae

Happy Gardening!!!

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Update:  Hi Everyone!  Because of the number of comments on this post, I am moving all further comments to the forum.  It would be very  helpful if you could try to stay on topic or create a  new topic if you would like–it makes it so much less confusing that way.  Thanks so much!

Natalie

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