Soft moss a downy pillow makes, and green leaves spread a tent,
Where faerie fold may rest and sleep until their night is spent.
The bluebird sings a lullaby, the firefly gives a light,
The twinkling stars are candles bright, Sleep, Faeries all, Goodnight.
---Elizabeth T. Dillingham "A Faery Song"

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Speaking Of Fairies

I was delighted and honored when I was asked to speak at a garden day and plant swap hosted by Mary Alice Goolsby of Sugar Ridge Creations in Spring Hill, Tennessee.  My earlier post about my wheelbarrow-turned-fairy-garden apparently caught the attention of my gardening friend Heather who is friends with Mary and we cooked up a plan from there.  Mary's shop is the cutest thing around..something for everyone.  If you find yourself in Spring Hill I'd strongly suggest a stop-off the beaten path.  It's easy to find and located near the main drag through town.  When I show you my pictures you will agree it is a magical place!

See, what'd I tell ya? 

Donna posing at the side of the shop.  Love the window!

Cute bag-o-herbs in a shopping bag graced the shop steps. 

This fairy inside the shop made me a little uneasy....just sayin

Potluck lunch was delectable.  So much garden goodness on a plate!

One of my doorprizes--"the Fairy" climbing rose.

I brought 3 mini-gardens to display.  I would like to have brought my wheelbarrow one but it was too big.

A closer look at my favorite one.

I wanted to share this with you also.  A long time fairy gardener showed me this trick for making a fairy house.  Isn't it beautiful?  I can just imagine a moss or sedum "roof" draping over the edge of this flowerpot.  So cute.

I definitely had a great time and learned a thing or two as I always do.  It's good to make new friends.  As the Bible says "One friend sharpens another..."  Proverbs 27: 17

These little girls in the crowd really drank it all in.  They were so cute and couldn't wait to get started!

Thanks again to those who made today possible.  It was a refreshing dew drop to my fairy loving soul!