Saturday, July 07, 2018

The Fairy Garden

I've been quiet this week, cleaning, clearing and preparing the fairy garden. I didn't have one last year and this year I scaled back. I chose to keep things quiet this year and I'm glad of it. Sure, it means less money... but it's far more charming in a way, the magic is more intimate.

Here are some pics from today's very quiet fairy garden.

Pixie Hill Fairy Garden 2018 - Nichola Battilana pixiehill.com

This bluejay perched on my sign first thing this morning and screeched to the feathered kingdom that there was free birdseed to be had.

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And this fellow didn't care one bit that it is BIRD seed. 

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There are berries abound, just ripening.

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While gnomes don't have a reputation for being exceptionally bright ~ I think that placing your reading chair directly beside a berry bush for snacking is a brilliant idea.

Pixie Hill Fairy Garden 2018 - Nichola Battilana pixiehill.com

The fairies from the fallen tree at the bottom of our hill have moved to a young tree close to the house. Hopefully they'll spruce the place up. (You have no idea how much I wish that was a spruce tree so that joke would be wildly punny.)

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The foxglove decided to show today!

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Some of those clovers have to be lucky!

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The fairies dranks an enormous amount of tea today. I would expect nothing else.

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A gossamer canopy kindly spun by a spider friend.

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Tea and pastries next to the clover.

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Just a few members of my gnome army were out playing in the garden today.

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Sweet little bucket gardens.

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Spirals, spirals everywhere.

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Pixie Hill Fairy Garden 2018 - Nichola Battilana pixiehill.com

Clay pot houses.

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Pixie Hill Fairy Garden 2018 - Nichola Battilana pixiehill.com

Pixie Hill Fairy Garden 2018 - Nichola Battilana pixiehill.com

I'm sure someone is charging for this space under the deck.

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BTW, if you ever need to distinguish between a troll and gnome camp, trolls always display their collection of stolen socks. If you have an abundance of odd socks... you probably have a troll infestation.

Pixie Hill Fairy Garden 2018 - Nichola Battilana pixiehill.com

Finally, probably my favourite addition to the garden ever...

Pixie Hill Fairy Garden 2018 - Nichola Battilana pixiehill.com

How much fun is this?!?! I can hardly stand it.

Big fat fairy wishes from this years little fairy garden.


11 comments:

  1. In the words of my beloved Liz Lemon, "I want to go to there!"

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  2. It doesn't look so little to me. I would love to see it in person. But the things that really caught my eye are the rock spirals. I LOVE THOSE. Thanks for the idea. Of course you thought of it first, Nichola..........you clever girl.

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  3. I concur with Holly. Oh what a lovely way to begin a sunday. happy fairy wishes to all of you!

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  4. How magical and charming Nichola! Someday I want to come visit!
    Jackie xx

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  5. Thank you for transporting me for a few minutes from my mundane world into your enchanted and enchanting one!
    Lovely garden, marvelous photos!

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  6. Love your fairie garden!!! Always have enjoyed your photographs and I do reeeeally love those spirals! Thank you for a lovely start to my day.

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  7. Oh my...you have enlightened me! I always wondered who was stealing socks! Now I know...my trolls! They are mostly good ones that live here, adopted and raised by fairies, but the truth is out now about the socks! LOL Love your gardens and the spirals! XX

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  8. Love your forest with all the tennie tiny little dishes and furniture. I myself have never seen fairies, but I believe in one of your photos I caught one peeking behind the flowers. Probably ready to have their tea party. Love that the trolls have/had wine to drink. What a very very happy place for these little folks. Your posts always brings happy smiles to me too. Thanks for sharing the great photos.

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  9. Wow how lovely, i went into another world for a while, thank you x

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  10. Absolutely enchanting! Spirals, fairy houses, gnomes, berries, books. . . and I was just looking up old terms for flowers/plants for my fantasy novel and learned that foxglove had been called fairy fingers once upon a time! This instantly moved it up my favored flower list (it was already top ten) :) Thank you for always creating such magic and inviting us in. . .

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