Our Fairy Garden 2014 | From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells
I’s that time again! Magic Onions is hosting their annual Fairy Garden Contest. Our garden is the same fairy garden that we had last year, but with some modifications.

Our Fairy Garden 2014 | From Blue Bells and Cockle ShellsOne major change that we made was the plants. Of the plants that we started with last year, only the thrift and the thyme made it through the year. We did add some bonsai moss that I had leftover from our terrarium, though I don’t know if it will survive the one month out of the year when we get tons of hot sunshine on our backyard. I thought I’d give it  a try though, as the Irish moss that I planted last year did really well. It did so well, in fact, that it started to take over the garden and I had to transplant it to our side yard.
Our Fairy Garden 2014 | From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells
This year we have had lots of fun decorating our garden for each holiday with fairy garden decorations that we have purchased from The Little Hedgerow.
Our Fairy Garden 2014 | From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells
We added a clothesline with fairy skirts on it.
Our Fairy Garden 2014 | From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells
We also added a new table set, which we found at our local nursery.
Our Fairy Garden 2014 | From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells
The red bike was from last year, but the bike with mushrooms in the basket is a new addition.
Our Fairy Garden 2014 | From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells
The fairy house is from last year and held up very well.
Our Fairy Garden 2014 | From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells
The brass garden tools and white picket fences also held up well.
Our Fairy Garden 2014 | From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells
Finally, since last year, Sola used some blue gems to make a “river” and decorated the garden with lots of shells and gems.
Our Fairy Garden 2014 | From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells