After getting the basic fairy garden components together, perhaps you would like a little more inspiration. Here are some pictures and resource ideas to ignite your imagination and inspire your own fairy garden.
Irish moss (Sagina subulata)
Morning sun with normal moisture. I grow some between pavement sections and it is hardy in Zone 5. Native to wet, gravelly sands.
Blue Star Creeper (Isotoma fluviatilis)
Height: Low ground level mat.
Spread: 18 – 24″
USDA Zones: 5 – 9
Full Sun – Partial Shade
Alpine Cranesbill (Erodium reichardii) “Dark Eyes”
Hardy to USDA Zone 7a
Brass Buttons (Leptinella squalida) “Platts Black” Plant needs:
Zone: 4 to 10
Height: 0 to 0.25 feet
Spread: 0.25 to 1 foot
Bloom Time: June – July
Bloom Color: Yellow
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Primroses, Primula veris
Hardy to zone 4, part shade, moist soil, benefits from added organic matter.
Miniature mondo grass, Ophiopogon japonicum ‘Nana’
Hardy to USDA Zones 6-10
Part Sun to Shade
Medium to Low moisture
Plants used in the picture above include Sweet Alyssum [annual], Irish moss [perennial], Wooly thyme [perennial], Armeria [perennial], Candytuft [annual], Needleleaf Ivy [tender], Polka-dot plant [tender]. It is the accessories that add the magic!