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« Topic Start: May 22, 2008, 09:43:04 pm »

I would like to create a place in my backyard which will be very inviting to the good folk. Can anyone offer any suggestions about the sorts of things I should include (or not include) in this haven? What sort of plants should I use (or not use)? Are there things they find offensive or enticing (bird feeders/bird baths, yard ornaments, etc)?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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« Reply #1: May 23, 2008, 11:24:34 am »

I would like to create a place in my backyard which will be very inviting to the good folk

My son and I are doing this for the first time this spring. Ours is mostly ediable. We have a small offering alter in the center. So far, it's strawberries, rasberries, a rose, and (my son's favorite) a dandilion patch. I don't know if there are do's and don'ts. We stick with what feels right.

The only thing I have heard is not to bring clippings inside casually, as the fae can come with them and cause havoc when you aren't expecting it.
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« Reply #2: May 23, 2008, 08:42:57 pm »

I would like to create a place in my backyard which will be very inviting to the good folk. Can anyone offer any suggestions about the sorts of things I should include (or not include) in this haven? What sort of plants should I use (or not use)? Are there things they find offensive or enticing (bird feeders/bird baths, yard ornaments, etc)?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Depends on your location. 

I would look

Here (Gardenweb - awesome site, highly recommended! Very informative) and see what you reigon is, and what does well in your area and how to care for it.  Then perhaps make your selections based upon your associations for what you feel might naturally be living on or near you, and attracted to the spirit of your space.

When in Pa. we had a garden that was very 'fey'  It was a large oval, with a few random trees (naturally there long before we were) on the borders breaking up the edges.  We had ferns seeded from wild in a blobulous clump around a pink dogwood in the center, Pa bush mountain laurel was in a couple random patches as well. 

Lilac and pussywillows grew well there, and were in other places in the yard.
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« Reply #3: August 05, 2009, 03:03:39 am »

I'll bite...   Grin

Depends on your location. 

I would look

Here (Gardenweb - awesome site, highly recommended! Very informative) and see what you reigon is, and what does well in your area and how to care for it.  Then perhaps make your selections based upon your associations for what you feel might naturally be living on or near you, and attracted to the spirit of your space.

When in Pa. we had a garden that was very 'fey'  It was a large oval, with a few random trees (naturally there long before we were) on the borders breaking up the edges.  We had ferns seeded from wild in a blobulous clump around a pink dogwood in the center, Pa bush mountain laurel was in a couple random patches as well. 

Lilac and pussywillows grew well there, and were in other places in the yard.


I used this website that you suggested; I really liked it.  I too want to grow a garden that the fae may find attractive and homey.  My wish was to plant foxglove, but my mother wont seem to let me.  I am going to keep looking into it though. :]

So, Lilac attract the fae? I also heard that St. John's Wart attracts them too. Im trying to grow some of that too, but I get the feeling it wont take in my garden somehow. :[
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« Reply #4: August 05, 2009, 07:41:52 pm »

I used this website that you suggested; I really liked it. 

Just a side note: Mandi hasn't been on TC for a while, so you probably won't get a response from her.

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