Sunday, May 17, 2009
Landis Valley Herb Faire
Maryanne, Tina, & Sue Having Fun!
We attended the Herb Faire at Landis Valley last weekend and got to see some of our friend. The weather was great and the crowd kept us busy. Fred did a talk on Barn Stars and I did a demo on Brewing a perfect cup of Tea. Check out the pictures and see if you recognize any familar faces?
The fairy garden is coming along fine. The grandchildren love hearing all the folklore about the plants in the garden, such as the foxglove which the fairies use for their clothes. Then there is the thyme that is a must for them to sleep upon. One evening as the fireflies started to appear, my grandson got very excited and was sure he saw the fairies moving about the garden. We watched and listened as we talked about how the fairies love to dance and needed the light to see and the bluebells provided their music. We also placed some jewels about the garden because they like shiny objects, but made sure we did not add any metal items. We also added a gazing ball because as you know fairies are very vain! It is a great way to get the kids involved with gardening and add a little adventure at the same time.