How To Make a Fairy Garden

The energy source that helps every plant grow, create a miniature garden sure to attract fairies, with our top plant picks and easy tips for making your own using Jeffrey Alans supplies.


Container

The best containers for little landscapes are shallow with large open surfaces. One with a drainage hole is best, but not necessary. If lacking a drainage hole, just make sure to place about 1-2 inches of rock at the bottom for excess water.


Potting Soil

Fill your container with potting soil (we recommend Miracle Grow) until it is just slightly under the brim of your container. 


 

Garden Layout

Before planting your garden, place all your features on top of the soil to come up with a design game plan. Once you find a layout you like, get planting!


Plants

Choose slow-growing plants with similar water and light requirements. Here are some popular fairy garden favorites.

  • Ferns
  • Baby Tears
  • Succulents
  • Ivy
  • Pilea
  • Aluminum Plant
  • Peppermonia
  • Schefflera
  • Club Moss 

Planting

Remove enough potting soil to accommodate your plants. Loosen the roots of your plants by tugging gently on them and then plant. 


Miniatures

When adding your miniatures, start with the big focal items first, like fairy homes. Then add your smaller features, including footpaths, ponds, sandy beaches and more. Then add your smallest items, including little critters, benches and your fairies of course!

Design Inspiration:


Lighting

Place your miniature garden in a bright area with indirect light.


Watering

 Use the finger test: stick your finger about an inch into the soil, if dry, water. If wet, wait to water. 


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