I have this barn styled birdhouse I found on THIS junkin’ expedition. Seeing that fairy gardens appear to be the hottest thing in gardens this summer, I set about creating one out of the birdhouse… farm style of course!
In my front yard near the road is one very tall tree with loads of perennials begging for a focal point. When we sit on the front yard bench, we face this space, so it was the perfect spot for a fun garden focal point.
The design didn’t rely heavily on purchased miniature features… mostly just sticks and stones and junky things that would make a good fit.
A perfect little stone pathway on a slight curve greets visitors at the front gate.
A few pieces of driftwood were the perfect candidates for the entry and fence, held together with heavy string.
Uh oh… monster cat invasion! There’s actually a purpose for her visit.
She drinks here. Where you ask?
Within the fairy garden is a garbage can lid filled with water for the ‘pond’. Freshly cut blooms provide many days of beauty. It’s quite impressive how fresh they stay outdoors!
Rocks are placed inside the lid so birds (and cat) can enjoy a bit of shallow splashing.
Doesn’t it look like the barn is situated amongst the tallest of trees?
They’re perennials that I don’t have to do a thing with. And multiply like crazy. I wish I knew what they’re called. Anyone know?
If you look to the upper right, you’ll see a piece of a wheel. That’s the picnic table. Buttons are the plates, and bolts are the seats.
Such a fun little project that couldn’t have been simpler to pull off.
Do you have any fairy gardens on the go? Why not grab a birdhouse of choice and start one? I’ll throw a linkup party during a weekend SNS in July so you have some time to play. Fun!
Happy summer to you! And make sure you send those farmer fairies our way.