I designed and supervised the installation of a Magical Fairy Garden with lots of flowers, ornamental grasses, shady nooks, and stepping stone pathways earlier this Spring. Here are a few pictures.
We started with a blank slate -- a back area that was composed of recently-weeded dirt, a few trees, and a shed.
The clients' wish list included:
non-toxic, soft billowy plants, lots of flowers, and spaces left open for a sandbox, tee pee, adult seating, and eventually some kind of play structure.
We softened the perimeter fencing with Podocarpus, Pennisetum, and Coleonema. We created rounded planting areas, and used Stachys and Alyssum as edging. I relied on Lavender, Salvia, Coreopsis, Penstemon, and Roses for flowers. We chose a soft, shredded bark mulch to cover the soil.