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Gardening where we live is a challenge and I’ve found I have much more success with several smaller gardens around our one acre property than one big one. We have vegetables, a pumpkin patch, grapes vining, herb gardens, and each year we do fairy gardens. Fairy gardens are our favorite.
Before I share this year’s fall fairy gardens, I wanted to take a few posts to share with you how our fairy gardens started and the journey we took with them from that first year to now! They year was 2011 and I had just discovered the Waldorf curriculum a few months before and spent all my free reading time on Steiner, Beyond the Rainbow Bridge, and some favorite Waldorf blogs I had found.
The girls always help pick out the flowers. The first year, we chose marigolds, primrose, cyclamen, ranunculus, and some gorgeous Soprano Lilac Spoons.
I loved how their petals looked like little spoons.
That first year, even during hot summer, we had a cool, shaded, misty, spot to read and relax as a family; and it was and still is the perfect spot for sitting in the evening and looking for signs of fairy visitors.