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Sitting on my porch there’s a gentle breeze . I can hear chimes in the background It’s a beautiful low meditative sound that’s got me thinking about a fairy garden. Hmmm…. well, these are gnomes but it was a start back in the day…
Add some fairies and some mini hosta, along with a few more fun plants and you’ve got yourself a Fairy Garden. Of course, then you can add all kinds of fun things for your fairies.
The first mini-hosta I spotted was called “Cameo”. An adorable little 6 inch tall variegated beauty that’s zone 3 hardy. It has small round green leaves with creamy edges.
It’s the opposite of ‘Pandora’s Box’, a mini hosta that’s hardy to zone 4.
One of the mini-hostas that is a must for a fairy garden is called ‘Blue Mouse Ears’ – an 8 inch little fella with thick blue/grey leaves that are adorable.
For a bright burst this little 8 inch hosta brings sunrise in. It’s called ‘Rainforest Sunrise’, the leaves emerge a solid light green changing to a dark green edge filled in with radiant gold! The leaves are thick and glossy which helps deter slugs. The thicker the leaf, the more textured the leaf, the less interested slugs are in munching on them.
Speaking of textured leaves, ‘Little Sunspot’ is just at the edge of a mini-hosta by growing to 10 inches but it’s gorgeous leaves are another bright spot in the Fairy Garden.
Certainly mini hosta don’t have to be used in a Fairy Garden. They’d look great in a rock garden too.