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by Mizz Mo on January 11, 2005 11:02 PM
This subject was recently brought up during a previous post.
Does anyone here have faery gardens, and what are some of the ideas you have about building them? I know this is a great project to do with your kids, or for the believer.
I found a site that has some fae lore, along with some of the plants that they like.

Here's a short list of plants that attract faeries to your garden:

Common yarrow, Achillea millefolium
New York aster, Aster novi-belgii
Shasta daisy, Chrysanthemum maximum
Western giant hyssop or horsemint, Agastache occidentalis
French lavender, Lavendula dentata
Rosemary, Rosemarinus officinalis
Thyme, Thymus
Fountain butterfly bush, Buddleia alternifolia
Orange-eye butterfly bush, summer lilac, Buddleia davidii
Shrubby cinquefoil, Potentilla fruitiosa
Common garden petunia, Petunia hybrida
Verbenas, vervains, Verbena
Pincushion flowers, Scabiosa caucasica
Cosmos, Cosmos bipinnatus
Common zinnia, Zinnia elegans

They also love the following plants and trees:

foxglove, primrose, ragwort, cowslips, pansies, bluebells, clover (3-leaf, not 4-leaf), St. John's wort, hazel, rowan, blackthorn, oak, willow, elder, birch, alder, apple, ash, and especially toadstools.
by afgreyparrot on January 12, 2005 12:36 AM
Thanks, Mo!

(They love my zinnias!)

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by weezie13 on January 12, 2005 12:40 AM
Oh, [shocked] and for gosh sakes, don't [Frown] forget the [critic]
Lady's Mantle!!!!!!

They gotta have some place to wash their hair in!

I [Cool] love [Love] faerie gardens...

I don't have one but I've done alot of peaking around and getting ideas and when I have a wee~bit more time for my gardens I will be doing them....

*and Virgin Mary Gardens too*

Do you have one?????????????????????????
Would love to hear about them!!!!


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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

by suzydaze on January 13, 2005 03:20 PM
ohhh I have most of those I think I might try one.

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