If you should know anything about me and my personal life besides my love for my family, one thing I adore most in this world is plants. I have this green thumb I inherited from my mother and I have a special heart string dedicated to greenery alone.
I went on a small morning adventure the other day and found this amazing greenhouse box for super cheap but they were using pots inside of it as a decoration. I knew immediately how perfect it would be as a terrarium.
So Remi and I went to Nick’s here in Aurora and hunted down some live moss and a tiny fairy tree to plant in hopes of making it a fairy garden.
When we were at the garden center, they had examples of plants you could walk on, that could be used on stone pathways and walls. They had two different types of moss planted near eachother, one dark and one light green and they were merging together to create this gorgeous green collage of beauty. So we got two colors.
This is our fairy tree. Literally, the tag said “fairy tree.” And it’s in the honeysuckle family.
Stones for the pathway.
One of the gardeners at Nick’s told me that to plant moss in a shallow space (like a terrarium) you cut half their roots off and you cut them into pieces of four. Moss grows so quickly that within a few weeks they’ll be connected together to cover the space between each piece.
And the result! Once the moss grows together and covers the bottom of the terrarium, I will put in dollsize pieces of furniture to finish the fairy garden. I had a little extra moss so I created a separate plant for decoration as well.
Photographer: Lynnsey Dunson