Create a Magical Miniature Garden
Child's fantasy garden
This garden, created by a mother-daughter pair, features a hand-made castle, parasol, rose-petal walkway and other tiny embellishments tucked among Celosia plumosa, with plumes of red, pink and orange flowers, and stemmy pencil tree (Euphorbia tirucalli).
If your fairy garden is a family project like this one, create new accessories periodically to replace ones that won't last for the season. And if your child selects plants that don't end up being good companions, use the opportunity to teach about plants' different needs. In this pot, the shade-loving maidenhair fern and the colorful, sun-craving celosia won't flourish together too long.