Garden fairies discuss a dire situation

Garden fairies here.

We are garden fairies and we cannot remember when we last posted on this blog but we know it was a while ago.

We are a little miffed that readers didn't clamor for us to write something sooner but we will get over it and besides we are far too busy to spend time here on this blog. After all, it is spring and we have flowers to open up all over the garden, including this white clematis.

No, we don't know the name of this clematis because Carol is lax and lazy, yes lax and lazy, when it comes to plant tags. She just throws them in a big ol' trug and figures when she wants to know the name of a plant, like this white clematis, she will just go look for the tag.

Well, that worked for the first hundred or so tags. Maybe it worked for the first two hundred or so tags. But believe us garden fairies, it no longer works. Carol needs to sit down and sort through all the tags around here and throw out those for departed plants, after a suitable moment of silence to remember them, and then at least put the rest of the tags in groups.

Maybe she can group the tags by flower borders.  Plopper's Field, Bird's Blanket, August Dreams Gardens, Woodland Follies, the Shrubbery and The Garden of Southern Follies and Delights, to name a few. Though, let us garden fairies tell you that tags for plants in The Garden of Southern Follies and Delights will require a lot of moments of silence to remember them but that is a story for another day.

We are garden fairies and we are writing to report that we think Carol's actual obsession is buying plants. We have never seen the likes of plant buying as we've seen this spring. And many of the new plants haven't been planted yet. There are a bunch on the front porch and a bunch on the back patio.

We are watching closely and if Carol doesn't get everything planted in the next few days we are going to take away her keys and not let her go to the greenhouse any more. Wait, how are we going to take her keys?

We are garden fairies.

Anyway, we will think of something suitable to do if more plants don't get planted soon.

And can we talk about weeds for just a minute. We are convinced Carol doesn't understand that weeding is not a Once and Done activity. Though we commend her for the great job she did weeding a few weeks ago, we need her to stop buying plants and look around. The weeds are back.

Well, as you can read, the situation around here, between plants waiting to be planted, weeds taking advantage of Carol's inattention, and tags lost all over the place, is become somewhat dire and we garden fairies aren't going to put up with it for much longer.

We are giving her this week to get this situation under control.

We are garden fairies.

Submitted by:
Violet Sweetpea Maydreams, Chief Scribe for the Garden Fairies at May Dreams Gardens


  1. Oh Violet dahling, a fairy's work is never done is it? Do remember that dear Carol is simply stimulating the economy and supporting the horticulture industry, a very worthy endeavor, perhaps even a patriotic duty! Plants in pots aren't always a bad thing. Just think, if she planted them all, there would be all of those plastic pots for someone to have to pick up. Carol may be a plantaholic but you're appealing to the wrong audience if you think we'll take your side on this one. The weeds will always be there but nurseries bursting with summer plants may not.

  2. Hahaha! It is a "hard knocks life" being garden fairies with responsibilities! Perhaps Carol is in the throws of exuberance, given that it is again Spring? And, of course, gardening possibilities seem endless, what with warmer, sunny weather, loamy soil, green plants emerging, few weeds at the onset, great energy on the gardener's part - due to the exuberance of being able to be outdoors again.... Ah, yes. I must commiserate, but I am sure you can understand... Don't you also suffer from some of these same "spring maladies" when it is possible to again be outdoors in Spring?

  3. Now Garden Fairies, you can't fault Carol for purchasing so many new plants. It is that time of year after all. You have to get em while they have em. As to weeds. They come uninvited so she can take her time as to when she wants to get rid of them. I have great faith in her ability to keep them under control. Maybe you need to get busy and mark where you think she should plant them to give her inspiration to plant.

  4. Can't you garden fairies weed once in a while?

  5. I'm with Dee! Get busy, garden fairies!

  6. Too funny - Carol's tag method sounds just like mine

  7. Some garden fairies just don't know when they have it good.

  8. Carol is very fortunate to have you garden fairies taking note of what needs her attention. My one garden fairy is so busy pulling weeds in other parts of this garden, that my little patch gets left to me.. wish I had more fairies.. Thank you for your post though.. from Ruth.

  9. Oh, the fairies have your number! I, too, prefer shopping to pulling weeds. I prefer planting to pulling weeds. I prefer watering to pulling weeds. I prefer pruning to pulling weeds… You get the drift. I share your pain!

  10. Hi!
    I'm Nadezda. I'd liked to have some garden fairies in my garden as well. I'd want more warmth here for my plants.

  11. What a lovely story! Such fun and very unique! Absolutely enjoyed it!
    Best wishes,


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