The miniature garden is a place for whimsy, folly, and fun. While a gardener takes his or her hobby seriously, the fairy garden itself can be full of little surprises, sweet moments, and fantastical details. One oft-overlooked but simply magical part of any fairy garden or miniature garden is the mushroom. Brightly colored toadstools instantly transform any environment from traditional to whimsical. They are also an easy way to add bright colors, like red and orange, to fairy gardens that are dominated by green and brown. |
Just imagine the possibilities! After a day of flying and playing, a tuckered-out fairy may need to take a rest on the top of a toadstool. When playing hide-and-go-seek, a pixie might find that a mushroom is the perfect hiding spot. And when woodland creatures like rabbits, squirrels, and deer get caught in a fairy garden rainstorm? Why, a toadstool can provide cover until the rain passes by. Gnomes, in particular, are said to enjoy living in and playing around toadstools. Perhaps the red caps remind them of their own red hats…
These days, there are many ways to make mushrooms pop up all over your fairy garden. Mushroom picks are the best “pick” when you need toadstools that will sit confidently in the soil. Neither rain nor wind will disturb a toadstool that is situated firmly in the ground. When it comes to mushrooms that include picks, you can choose just the right style to match your miniature garden. Traditional toadstools have bright red caps with white polka dots, but you can also find pastel hues, curled tops, and even glow-in-the-dark mushrooms that will enchant fairy garden guests after the sun goes down. Planning a container garden for a child’s room? Glowing mushrooms can act as a magical “night light” to help little ones drift off into peaceful dreams.
In the world of miniature accessories, there are a variety of ways to incorporate mushrooms and toadstools. Some furniture pieces come decorated with mushrooms for a rustic, woodland look. Those would be a natural fit for the backyard or patio behind a fairy cottage.
Want to take the mushroom theme a step further? A mushroom house would make any fairy homeowner dance with delight! Can you picture a door in the stem of a mushroom, with windows in the cap? Mushroom houses are a natural fit for the fairy garden, as they look as though they have been created and maintained by the fairies themselves. Mushroom fairy houses come in multiple sizes, from micro to mini. A mushroom house can be the centerpiece of a container garden, or it can be placed inconspicuously within a field of toadstools.
Here are a few bonus ideas for “planting” your miniature garden with mushrooms and toadstools:
• Line a path with a rainbow of colorful mushrooms • Gather an entire neighborhood of differently-sized mushroom houses • Decorate with mushrooms in moist, shaded areas • Incorporate toadstools into your next succulent garden or terrarium • Make a large toadstool a meeting-place for fairies in the garden • Use mushrooms as stools for a fairy garden table • Go DIY! Make your own toadstools for use in the fairy garden
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