Temporary Fairy Garden

ffairybasket1602A reminder Fairy Gardens are temporary constructions. In this basket garden I discovered the Flower Fairies of Cicely Mary Barker have been translated into 3-D versions about 3 to 5 inches tall. Above is Buttercup, with a real pansy, a log with glass butterfly and a blue bird. I put the garden out under the apple tree only to discover the next day that the squirrels like them too. For some reason the little log the butterfly was on disappeared – the tail of the bird was bitten off and I had attempted to start a couple avocado seeds in a nearby pot, only to discover the squirrels took bites out of them as well. Fortunately they don’t like plastic as the buttercup fairy is still intact.