Do You Believe In Faeries?
May 7, 2007 10:09am CST
I do... my garden is planted to attract and welcome them.:-) Faeries, in the main, are cheerful, mischievous little folk, who are fond of playing pranks. They love music and dancing and are attracted to bells. Leave them a gift in your garden and they will happily visit. The western end... the bottom... of my garden is fenced, and the garden planted from left hand corner, along the fence to the right, with a tall Christmas Tree, a japonica, three holly trees, a small-flowered red rose, trailing in and out of the fence, and a lilac tree. The Pine Tree, also known as the tree of the sun, is useful in the reduction of guilt. The pine was also sacred to the sea-god Neptune and to Bacchus. The Holly Tree is a symbol of the life force, vitality and immortality. It is considered a lucky tree to grow in the garden because it wards off negative energies and holly berries are said to be a fairy favorite. The scent of roses attracts faeries to your garden and rose petals can be used in faery magic, especially for love spells. The scent of lilacs is said to attract fairies to a garden. The fragrance of the lilac tree is considered magickal. The fragrance is believed to carry humans into faeryland. Other plants in the bottom garden include, various heathers, peonies, low growing pines, and tulips. Heather stalks are said to provide food for fairies, and a field of them may contain a portal to the Fairy Kingdom. Peonies are a charm to bring dreams of faeries and tulips are favoured for clothes and baby beds, by the little folk. In the rest of the garden, you will find, laurel, hawthorn, mock orange, hibiscus, azaleas, buddhlia, roses, an oak tree, growing in a pot, lavender, a few herbs, clematis and honeysuckle. Hawthorn is the most sacred tree to the faeries probably because it is so wild, uncompromising and fragrant. If you sit under the thorn tree on May Day eve, Samhain eve and Midsummer eve you can commune with the faeries. Pixie Pears is another name for hawthorn berries. Buddhlia attracts butterflies and faeries and the oak tree is often believed to be the home of elves or faeries, whilst Elf Leaf is another name for lavender, which is used in elfin magic. Bluebells attract faeries to your garden, when they are said to be called to their midnight revels by the sound of bluebells chiming. If you hear a bluebell ringing, this indicates the presence of a malicious fairy. The scent of honeysuckle enhances spirit vision and the ability to discover the difference between devoted love and false love. Apart from the plants, shrubs and trees, I have various fairy ornaments around the garden, including an acorn fairy and a family of mother, father and child, dancing. Sometimes I place these in a circle and other times in a line going across the bottom of the garden. There is also a little bird feeder on the bottom fence, held by a terracotta angel, in which I place faery gifts. So how is your garden planted? Do you attract faeries and... be honest... do you believe in the little folk? :-)
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7 May 07
Well now you know where Tinkerbell is at night Yes I do believe in them and I love them but as you know I do not have a garden now My other Garden I could not do anymore for the last 2 years as my breathing would not allow it so unfortunately that got neglected a bit I like your Garden sitting there and getting up to mischief while you are asleep hehehe
7 May 07
LOL... I might have known you would have been involved somehow, Tinks! Is that you amongst the bluebells, tinkling away whilst you dance in the moonlight, with Gissi at your heels? I'm sorry... yes I know a garden would be hard work for you and that at the moment you don't have any space for a garden, but the cottage behind you has one... maybe they attract the faeries? I didn't notice you sneaking off out there at night, though! lol. Thank you for your response, my friend. Hugggggs. x
18 May 07
Not at all... we all have our individual beliefs and convictions, and you won't dent mine by putting yours forth, because I have evidence of both, my friend. Mind, that evidence is personal and only one other has seen it, but still... you can't break my belief. Thank you for being so frank, my friend.
18 May 07
I do, but I do not know much about their mythology. From reading your wonderful and interesting piece, which I hope it is OK, I have copied to look at again later, I am heading in the right direction with my fragrant garden. I am writing a book about a fairy, and I can see her in my head but she is totally fictional, unfortunately. Or maybe fortunately because pixie with attitude has got nothing on this Lady, and ummm, well let's just say when she helps you probably wish she would stay asleep! Thank you again, I have really enjoyed reading this one.
8 May 07
No I do not believe in fairies but when I was a little girl my Aunty used to tell me all about fairies they were beautiful stories, and she used to tell me to go down into her garden, it was a beautiful garden and I loved that place so much she used to tell me that they would dance on the moss on the rocks. Oh your home sounds so delighful I wish I was there as then probably I would believe in fairies again as it sure sounds like they would really love your garden.
7 May 07
I don't know about flowers attracting faeries. What is actually faeries? Are they the same with angels. I was asked by a friend to plant roses. According to her the rose fragrance attract angels. She says the angels will always be around your house if you plant many kind of roses. How it is true, is yet to be seen. I have only planted one rose in my garden.
7 May 07
Faeries are little folk as I described in my second paragraph of the discussion. I guess planting roses to attract angels is a similar thing to do. Never mind that you only planted one rose, because one is better than none, and you never know. Thank you for your response and Brightest Blessings.