A circle of lush, ornamental grasses and fragrant flowers create a magical place for kids to play. Who knows, you might even spot a fairy!
Grow a Garden Fairy Rings
Kids of all ages will love this whimsical hideaway. You will need: a shovel, stick or plant stake; string; potting soil; ornamental grasses and a selection of perennial flowers; watering can; empty jars and glasses; glass paint; varnish; tea light candles or solar nightlights.
Step 1: Make Garden Fairy Rings Lanterns
Before planting, decorate the outside of your recycled jars with glass paint. Let dry completely, then place a tea light candle (or a solar tea light candle) in each jar. You can hang the lanterns from tree branches or place them around the area where you will make your fairy circle.
Step 2: Make a Circle
Make a circular area for planting by using a stick and a piece of string to mark the edge of the circle.
Step 3: Dig Out the Trench
Using a shovel, dig out a deep trench around the edge of the circle and sprinkle potting soil in base.
Step 4: Start Planting
Remove plants from pots and place in dug trench. Fill soil around roots, and press soil down to keep plants upright.
Step 5: Water the Plants
Water the newly-planted plants and add decorative mulch to complete the garden fairy rings bed.