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An Old Tomato Garden Becomes a Fairy Town

With tomato season over, Wendy Fisher was looking for another use for her 4×4 raised garden bed. Her neighbor suggested a Fairy Garden, and with ideas from Google, Fisher and her daughter, Maya (pictured above right with friend Cailyn), created a “happy place for the neighbors to enjoy as they walk by often with their children and dogs,” she said. “I decided a fun way to get the neighbors involved would be to leave a basket in which they could leave notes to the fairies,” Fisher added. “Each day my daughter and I delight in checking the basket, and on most days there is a note from a child asking things like, ‘How old are the fairies?’ and ‘What jobs do they do?’ or an appreciative adult.” Fisher answers the questions, signing the notes “fairy,” which she then leaves for the kids to pick up along with a special little something — a jewel, sea glass, or a little shell. “Reading the notes and knowing how I’m brightening the days of those that pass by is just as fun, if not more fun, as creating the garden itself!” Fisher said.


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