“There’s a fairy at the bottom of my garden,
she flits in and out of my flowers.
I can sit on the step here
and watch her.
She stays there for hours and hours.
Her wings are so golden and flimsy.
Her little body a few inches in size.
Her heart is her biggest attraction
and that isn’t any surprise.
For the fairy at the bottom of my garden
spends her day saving the bees.
For they keep on taking the pollen,
but dropping it each time they sneeze.
I bet you didn’t know that the buzzers
had allergies from pollen. Sad, eh?
The sound that you thought was just buzzing,
are bees that are sneezing away!
Now this fairy works hard as she gathers
the droplets of sweet pollen that fall.
Diving and swooping and gathering up,
and rolling it into a ball.
She sings an enchanting little melody
that sounds like a gentle wind chime.
Oh how I would love to have a fairy
to pick up after me all the time.”
The Fairy At The Bottom Of My Garden by Janice M Pickett
I put this little fairy garden together as a birthday gift for my friend Suzanne’s daughter, Mati, before we went to Haiti. Her magic sparkles in nature, too! 😀
(PS- I found the fairy items on sale at Jo-Ann Fabric and the plant is a Norfolk Pine.)
Oh how sweet! I love fairy doors and fairy gardens. I’ve never read the poem, but it immediately makes me want read more from Ms. Pickett.
So happy that you’ve meet your Sweet P. In person. Praying his arrival home will be very soon.
Thank you, Starla! XO
allie @ Through Her Looking Glass
Aaaaa—chooo! Must be those sneezy bees. Love this cheery post. (And congratulations to your beautiful family.)
Thanks, Allie! I loved reading your cheery comment! 😀
Thank you for such a sweet post – I love the sound of bees sneezing! Happy day to you Layla!
Thank you, Julia! 😀
That is so sweet of you Layla,
Great choice on the Norfolk Pine too, I received one for Christmas one year and it is still a favorites.
I love how soft the limbs are…they’re a fun plant to pet! 😀
such a darling gift…
we are all waiting to meet sweet p.
Thank you, BJ! 🙂
(PS- I blogged about meeting Sweet P on Monday if you missed that post. XO)
Thank you sweet friend for treasuring the qualities of my baby! She loves her fairy garden. The poem is wonderful!!
I love you, Sister!!!!!!!!!! 😀
It turned out great Layla! It looks so cute…as if there was any doubt lol
Absolutely adorable! I mean, seriously…adorable! And the perfect gift for Mati. I bet she loved it! Such thought goes into your work–you have an eye for detail and the sweetness in everything. 🙂
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great choice of the norfolk pine for a fairy garden! i never even considered one. now i must get to fussing…just as soon as it warms up a wee bit more. brrrrrrrrrr!
thanks for sharing this adorable post.
One of the sweetest gifts ever!
I just love it. I may do something like that for my daughter who asked for a fairy garden last summer. Do you mind if I copy?!!! Thanks Layla 🙂
Oh how I love LOVE these little fairy gardens, seen one for the first time last summer and fell in love! Someday I’ll have one:)
What a sweet and gorgeous gift! Even big girls will love that! Note to all though, Norfolk Pines grow incredibly large and I MEAN large, so don’t pot it out if you think it would look great in the garden! Unless you live like on a million acres, then they look spiff! Must go now and make my own fairy garden! Too cute!
What a very thoughtful and creative gift! I’m sure that made her happy!
Oh my goodness! I adore this! I just saw several fairy houses in Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago, and was wishing we lived in a warmer climate, where I could put them in our garden for my daughter to enjoy. It never occurred to me to make an indoor one! Lol
I can’t wait to do this with my sweet girl soon! Thanks for the idea!
Funky Junk Interiors
So darling! My thumbs are too brown to get away with it (I truly forget to water) but this is so enchanting you make me want me to take a chance! 🙂
Funky Junk Interiors
typo alert above… LOL
The gal at the nursery said to just throw a handful of ice cubes in once a week! 😀 #YouCanDoIt!