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By Request - Fairy House Revisited!
Submitted by Pam on Wed, 05/30/2012 - 23:05
I have had a few inquiries for close-up images of the fairy house! So here they are!
I lashed together a basic A-frame from twigs - the frame is about 10" tall. The moss and lichen covered twigs added another three inches.
As I mentioned, my sweetie and sister gathered moss and lichen covered branches from her "rain foresty" property while I was napping one afternoon. They could not have chosen better material for the walls and roof.
I just love the "frog skin" lichen that covers most of the roof area. When it gets dry, both sides are brown, crinkly and dead looking. but spray with a fine mist or let a few raindrops splash down and one side turns the most gorgeous dark emerald green!
The image gives you a great look at both sides! Cool isn't it?
I just had to use that tuft of wiry lichen for the porch awning.
I left the other side of the house open and then hung a curtain of Spanish moss for privacy.
The little house sits in a shallow tray which is completely filled with mosses from Leslie's forest and ferns from my garden.
As you can see, the fairy house is sitting on top of a two foot cylinder strawberry planter - so it basically floats in the fern garden. My sweetie even filled the planter with soil and planted more little garden ferns in each hole.
Before long it will look as if it really is floating!
While misting a few days ago, I discovered beautiful gossamer hammocks had been carefully placed inside!