Where to Look for Fairies

Garden fairies are most active in the growing season.

Two good ways to attract them are soft music, or by leaving bits of bread and cheese out for them.

The best way to attract the garden fairies is to plant a fairy garden with plants that have been found for centuries to be their favorites. Tend to your garden with love and care.

Call out to the fairies and make them welcome and soon you may catch a glimpse of the "wee little folk" dancing merrily around your bushes and trees!

Some favorite plants are:

  • Apple trees: It is believed that fairies inhabit them and could enchant mortals who lingered beneath them and carry them off to fairyland.
  • Lily of the Valley: The tiny flowers and sweet smell are perfect size for the wee ones.
  • Rosemary: It is called the elf plant, and fairy-lore states they are enchanted by the scent.
  • Thyme: This is their favorite! You may get a glimpse of your fairies playing delightfully amongst it.
  • Ferns: Grow them near the thyme beds with plenty of soft moss around and the fairies will make their beds in it!
  • Oak tree: It is believed that holes near the bottom of old trees are the doorway to fairyland!
  • Forget-Me-Nots: Hold the blue flowers and wish, if you are pure and true, the keys of fairyland will come to you.
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