Do you believe in faeries? Peter Pan did...and also the magical and mystical world that surrounds them.
I like faeries.
Faeries bring a certain charm to your yard and garden. This year I have started a faerie garden in an open area of the patio garden. I have started with a shelter among some of the shade plants that I have already established. In the little shelter house I placed several feathers from a migrating snow goose, clean and white, so the fairy folk have a soft and comfy place to sleep if they so desire.
This is the beginning of my faerie garden.
Yesterday I was out on the back patio enjoying a warm spring evening and I happened to look down beside me. No, it wasn't a fairy but I believe a fairy had been there recently! There was a morel mushroom growing right out from the brick patio. We had never had morels in our yard before and WHY would it grow there. If you happen to be from Iowa, you know what a delicacy the morel is. In fact, these mushrooms can fetch a good $42.00 per pound!
I believe the faeries left this morsel as a gift in return for the shelter and bed. I brought the three and a half inch morel in the house, cleaned it, dipped it in egg and cracker crumbs and fried it in butter. What a treat.
I picked a few violets and a sprig of lily of the valley as a bouquet for the wee folk. I also left them a small piece of homemade bread in return for the mushroom. By the way, the bread was gone by morning. Must have been the faeries.
I'll keep you posted on the progress!
Have a great day,