Nina & Mareya B. have spent a year creating their Sonoran Desert fairy garden. We think we've successfully found a way to make it weather and critter proof, although, the pack rats steal things every once in a while," they write.
"Most of the items in our fairy garden are handmade. We have a mushroom garden made out of concrete and the really tiny ones have golf tees as stems.
"The same is true for our strawberry garden; little concrete strawberries with golf tees. The cottages are also made from concrete. The purple one has water bottle caps for windows and twigs coming out of the top. The little bridge is made of concrete and it leads to a bridge made from branches of tree that fell down in a storm. The winding staircase ends at the the entrance to the cottage and has two mini tree trunk houses made from concrete with foam tops. This is the start of our winding path with magical trinkets made from concrete and golf tees. Scattered around our fairy garden are different colors and sizes of glass gazing balls made from marbles and golf tees.
"Concrete stepping stones and white picket fences are among the items in our garden with blue and pink aquarium rocks sprinkled all around. Glass beads and bells are strung throughout the garden and crystals are scattered around the turf; when they sparkle in the sun the fairies come out to play.
Here is a link to the rest of the photos of our fairy garden.