Invite the good folk into your garden

by | Mar 10, 2020

As I start design my next miniature landscape, I have been doing a little bit of research into how to invite the good folk into your garden.

 Over the years, I have heard that you can invite the good folk into your garden by simply placing a little house in a nook or corner for them to live in. Once they take up residence in your garden, they will take care of your plants (as we know, fairies especially love flowers!). My task for my project this week is to plant purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) and Blue Sea Holly (Eryrguim planum), heirloom seeds I found at the Diggers Club store https://www.diggers.com.au/shop/ at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, for them. This, I hope, will please my little friends of Nature.

In my reading, I discovered a beautiful spring-time custom shared by Silver Raven Wolf. She writes that when wishing  to make contact with the fairies, you can leave honey and milk at the door of your home on the first day of spring. I can imagine that this offering will be very pleasing to little creatures, such as ants, beetles and moths! As it is the very start of Autumn here in Australia, I will need to wait to try this custom. In the meanwhile, after establishing a little home for the good folk, I will host a tea party for them, with one of the miniature serving wares from our store https://littleworldsofwonder.com/product/miniature-tea-sets/

Do you know of any other way to invite the good folk into our gardens? Please share with us by commenting below.

References

Silver Raven Wolf. Fairies, In Llewellyn’s Magical Sampler. The Best Articles from the Magical Almanac,  pp 161-62. Woodbury, Minnesota, Llewellyn Worldwide.

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