And just like that, in the blink of an eye, it went from summer to fall here in Minnesota. Last Monday it was sunny and warm and by Friday night we had our first frost warning of the season.
With highs in the low 50’s, it was too cold to paint in my carriage house workshop all weekend. So instead I worked on pulling out all of the annuals that were past their prime in my planters and replacing them with mums, ornamental kale and pumpkins.
I decided to go traditional this year with oranges, reds and yellows.
While I was at it, I decided to add a little fall decor to the fairy garden too.
I started with a tiny white pumpkin and a tiny orange gourd (yep that’s technically a gourd and not a pumpkin).
They were only 99 cents each at my local Bachman’s. Although they are tiny, in the fairy garden they become huge, blue ribbon worthy pumpkins!
I also came across some tiny pepper plants in the miniature section at Bachman’s. Even though peppers don’t normally scream fall, I thought the red and orange coloring would lend an autumnal vibe.
Next I added some fun miniature decorations that I picked up last year at another local flower shop, Rose Floral in Stillwater.
With the additional of a few spooky tombstones and the fairy garden is definitely feeling more in season.
And who doesn’t love to see a tiny skeleton clawing his way out of the ground in their fairy garden?
I also put some fresh batteries in the tiny string of fairy lights on the evergreen shrub to make sure the fairies don’t get too frightened by the new decor.
And just like that we’ve got a spooky fairy garden!