It became weak and started dropping large branches over the power lines. It had to come down. Then there was a stump. The end.
Hardly, you know me better than that. 🙂
I searched Pinterest for photos of tree stump fairy houses. First decision – cutesy with bright colors or more natural to fit in with the shade garden. I decided to embrace nature and its earthy colors.
My husband built me a roof using some left over siding originally bought from the Habitat Restore. I looked around and found some small things I had left over from previous fairy houses including benches, arbor, and a fairy blowing flowers. We cut curtain swag holders in half for windows, used two candle holders from Goodwill for a lantern and a hanging gazebo, a picture frame for a back window, and a door and a ladder came from Michaels. I had dark brown paint for the roof shingles, dark green for the other areas, stenciling and door, and cream for the windows.
The original tree had been circled with hostas. I dug two out to make an entrance area. In came three very small boxwoods for trees, some small hosta along the sides, ginger by the door, and I moved two alyssum plants I had in another area. A flat rock worked for the entrance with small pebbles for a walkway going through an arbor with a bird cage. Two kinds of moss, a couple of moss-covered rocks, benches, and it was done. I like it. 🙂
My family still thinks I’m nuts, and I guess I am, but some days you just have to make your own fun.
Do you have a fairy house in your garden?