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Fairy Garden Tales

Follow Asarum and his cousins in the garden through the season.

Below is a list of blog posts with the most recent ones listed first.

Asarum and Nymphaea had spent the day working in the garden and were looking for a way to relax. "Have you ever played golf?" Nymphaea asked. "Isn't that the game that the Big People are always talking about? How is it played?"

Published: Monday, July 16, 2012

One warm summer day, Asarum was bringing his cousins some sumac to teach them how to make a tangy drink with it. When he arrived at their cottage, he found Dicentra staring forlornly at her rose bushes.

Published: Monday, July 09, 2012

"AH-CHOOOO!" Ned Anderson was in the midst of a dreadful summer cold. "AH-CHOOOO!" Ursula Anderson's cold was even more drastic. Neither of them had been able to tend their garden all week, and with a drought in full-swing, they were in danger of losing some of their favorite vegetables and flowers. Asarum stared forlornly at their shriveled corn, withered zinnias, and parched cabbage. For days...

Published: Monday, July 02, 2012

The days were growing hot in Summer. Asarum took to waking up early to work in his garden before the worst of the heat set in. One morning, with the sun just barely peeking over the horizon, he strolled down the path to the shed for his tools. He saw a spritely little figure in the predawn mist, moving about the flowers.

Published: Monday, June 25, 2012

"What do the Big People use this for?" Asarum held up a shiny piece of woven metal. "They were sprinkling something on the ground and circling some pretty plants with this. The woman was saying something about how it would make her a good hostess."

Published: Monday, June 18, 2012

Dearest Father, How are you? I hope you are well, and I think of you often. What an experience this trip has been! Thank you for your advice in encouraging me to go out and see other parts of fairydom. I want to tell you that you should be very proud of your nieces and nephew. They are all such kind, honest, and light-hearted fairies. They are very eager to visit our family in the woodlands s...

Published: Monday, June 11, 2012

Asarum's garden was growing lush and lovely. Yet when his cousins stopped by, they expressed alarm at how weedy it had become. They immediately rolled up their sleeves. Asarum thanked them and promised to make them a feast when the work was done.

Published: Monday, June 04, 2012

One day in early June, Asarum headed toward his garden to check on its progress. The fairy carried a little pail of water to refill the birdbath. But when he opened the garden gate and stepped inside, he saw his younger cousin Nymphaea had already filled it. She was staring intently into its water. As he approached, he soon realized that a large turtle gazed back at her with equal intensity.

Published: Monday, May 28, 2012

Asarum loved to watch the Big People. They did such puzzling things. They used gadgets for all kinds of things that could be easily accomplished with just a little magic. And sometimes they did things that made no sense at all. Asarum was enjoying a lovely summer day under the bushes when he heard a metallic sound further down the hedge. Clip. Clip. Clip.

Published: Monday, May 21, 2012

The days were growing warmer. During the last full weekend in May, Asarum set off to his cousins' house to see if they would help him plant his tomatoes and peppers. When he arrived, he found them gazing into a translucent sphere.

Published: Monday, May 14, 2012

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