Digging in the Dirt with Fairies at the State Fair
by Phyllis Laslett, Adult Education Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
After the Garden was contacted by the State Fair of Virginia to provide a fairy garden demonstration, intrepid volunteer Barb Sawyer and her Hanover Master Gardener cohorts leapt into action. Last week, with containers made by the Ginter Geezers, potting soil, small plants, tiny furniture, rocks and other accessories, cuteness ensued for about 185 people — including 65 children. The demonstrations were repeated over a 4-hour period. Watch for more family-oriented fairy house garden workshops this spring.