Pretty garden fairies are abounding in all the corners of the garden. Whether you garden on a balcony, or in a planter, fairies add that little touch of whimsy that gardeners and those who appreciate gardens are always looking for. Fairies lend their ethereal beauty to the largest of gardens or to the smallest of spaces. The fun comes with finding them and their hiding spots.
Garden fairies come in all sizes, from big ones that you could trip over, to wee little figurines that are hiding under the leaf of a Hosta plant. Or if you garden in containers, the little fairies can be right there in the open as well.
I love that garden fairies seem to be enjoying their surroundings no matter what the time of day or evening it might be. Their faces and smiles just make you want to join in their merriment. In my garden, my sister has found herself humming old Girl Guide and Brownie tunes that she was sure she had forgotten. In all truth, they were probably hidden in her memory somewhere, but seeing these little fairies just brought the music bubbling right out of her. She and I laughed and enjoyed the moments of recollection that my little fairies brought out!
This year, for her 60th birthday, she is getting her own fairy to remind her more often of those great times spent around a campfire, singing, “Fires burning, fires burning, draw nearer, draw nearer….in the glowing, in the glowing come sing and be merry…..”
Any one of these fairies is sure to do the trick, but because she is an artist, I think I will lean toward the ones that are unicolored. She, with her imagination will paint them for herself, in her mind’s eye. I know this because she always loved to sketch in one color and I know her tastes haven’t changed that much over the years.
Really and truly it doesn’t matter which one I pick because I am sure that once she has one, it will not stop there. I will be able to get her a new fairy for almost every occasion and never have the same one twice. And she will have the utmost fun finding places in her massive garden to hide her little gems. I’m also sure that her grandchildren will be more than pleased to move them about so that “Nanna” (as they call her) will find her fairies dancing about the garden making merry while she isn’t watching. Oh what fun this gift will be! Now I have to learn to be patient, because her birthday is only in September……Oh wait! Mother’s Day is coming long before that…..maybe just maybe, I will have to give her a Mother’s Day gift this year.