Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Fairy Gardens

Ready to plant your garden? Not sure what plants to use? Here is a list of some of the Fairies best loved flowers and herbs…..

Pansy – said to be the favorite flower or Oberon – king of the fairies. Picking one with dew on it is considered to be very bad luck. In Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Oberon tells us that the juice of a pansy sprinkled on the eyes of someone who is sleeping will make them fall in love with the first person they see when they open their eyes.

Heather – associated with fairy Queens

Irises – attract noble helpful fairies, especially Kings and Queens

Lilacs – the scent brings flower fairies

Jasmine – used by fairies for love spells

Foxglove – also known as “Fairies Thimble” the flowers are worn as hats and gloves

Daisies – invite frequent fairy visits

Thistle – repels negative energy and harmful fairies

Carnations – draw healing and helpful fairies

Snap Dragons – best if kept a bit secluded, we wouldn’t want any of the Wee Folk getting bit!

Ferns – used as beds for baby fairies and adored by Pixies

Moss – any type for the Wee Folk to nap on

Chamomile – if you drink chamomile tea before bedtime you will dream of fairies

St. John’s Wort – provides protection from harm, When picking ask permission first and then only pick with your left hand.

Thyme – attracts garden fairies. Sprinkle around the house, on doorsteps and windowsills to invite the fairies in.

Marjoram – invites joyful, happy fairies

Moon Flower – these delicate blooms open only at night – you may be lucky enough to see the fairies dancing around them

Clover – for luck of course!

Other great plants that attract our magical friends are roses, marigolds, sunflowers, mint, bluebells and morning glories.

In the interest of keeping the Snap Dragons from snapping, my son made a "fence" to keep them in.


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