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Project by Radicalfarmergal posted 02-19-2012 01:42 AM 6472 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have my eight year old son to thank for this project. He is the one who discovered this fairy house. You see, he has recently become a moss gardener. He has collected moss and made it a comfortable home of pine needles and forest soil. The moss is now thriving in his play room (not far from the oyster mushrooms); he checks it and mists it many times a day. On one of his outdoor excursions, he noticed a moss path under one of his favorite climbing trees and discovered this little fairy house. I think it might belong to a stone or underground fairy, although it did build its house around a little red cedar tree my son has planted and tended now for two years. We might have disturbed it during a picnic lunch, as we saw evidence of a fairy feast on the table outside one of the doors.

Enjoy! I will post photos of how it looks at different times of year. When the flowers are up, it might be hidden but we will know it is there because we saw it in the winter when the ground was bare.

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout



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MsDebbieP

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posted 02-19-2012 11:08 AM

oh what a lovely location for a fairy door!! Of course they would be in a spot like this. I love the moss. I wish my whole yard was moss.
Maybe if I make a fairy door in a location like this the moss fairies will come and tend to the area, making the moss grow?

I look forward to the upcoming photos

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Radicalfarmergal

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posted 02-20-2012 12:30 AM

Thanks Debbie. I think that is a good plan, every garden needs a resident fairy.

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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justjoel

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posted 02-20-2012 02:02 AM

Nice find – we’re lucky to have little helpers, eh? I love moss, kinda miss it here in the high desert.

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell

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Radicalfarmergal

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posted 02-20-2012 01:58 PM

I agree, Joel. I am happiest in the garden when they are outside contentedly playing or working beside me.

We never had moss living in the Mojave Desert, but I would see it on our trips to the mountains as a child. Moss has always held a magical feel for me. I am glad that it will grow here, but we will have to make sure this moss gets regular sprinklings because the apple tree will not provide enough protection in the summer. My son already waters his cedar tree faithfully, so I think the moss will survive too.

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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Bon

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posted 03-01-2012 04:01 PM

Really cute fairy house Robin.Tell your son he has a good eye.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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Radicalfarmergal

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posted 03-01-2012 08:11 PM

Thanks Bon, I will tell him.

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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