There Are Fairies At The Bottom Of Our #2 Daughter’s Garden

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Not really. But she does have a fairy garden. I took a picture and considered leaving my husband’s elbow in the picture to show the scale. Of course, if you don’t know the size of my husband’s elbow, I didn’t suppose it would help a great deal, so I cut it off. Of the picture, I mean, not off of my husband.

I particularly like the tiny little tree next to the Storybook Cottage.

And, my being the age I am (never mind), the words “fairy” and “garden” together make me think of Beatrice Lillie, who always cracked me up. I caught her at the end of her career, thank you very much.

Here is her veddy veddy sedious rendition of “There Are Fairies At The Bottom Of Our Garden”. Enjoy.

The blog book tour for THE CORNER CAFE continues today at Heidi Thomas’ blog. THE CORNER CAFE will be free this weekend, June 9 and 10. Wheeee!

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: If someone told you there were fairies at the bottom of your garden, how would you react, depending on who told you? Try out three or four scenarios.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “There Are Fairies At The Bottom Of Our #2 Daughter’s Garden

  1. Red Tash

    June 8, 2012 at 9:51am

    Totally adorable. I’ve always wanted a Fairy Garden. I’ve pinned a few pics of them on Pinterest. I bet Joanna could help with finding miniatures for them!

    Actually, there were some great fairy gardens when I was at Epcot. Magical!

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      Marian Allen

      June 8, 2012 at 11:42am

      We actually went to Rock City Gardens — the one you see the barn-side ads for all the way to Gatlinburg — and adored it, including the many surprise fairy gardens along the trail. 🙂

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  2. Pandoras

    September 11, 2012 at 11:29am

    Hi, first, your fairy garden looks amazing!
    Second, maybe you should consider to connect the seperated parts of it with a bridge. This may look great and it gives the impression that the fairies can have a little bit social life and so on.

    Have fun with your fairy garden!

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      Marian Allen

      September 11, 2012 at 11:49am

      Pandoras, I’ll definitely tell our #2 daughter about the bridges–that’s a terrific idea!

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