Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Great FAE Gardens

March is a changeable month, and because people believed bad spirits could affect weather adversely, they were cautious as to what they did or did not do in certain situations. While many sayings are based on careful observations and turn out to be accurate, others are merely rhymes or beliefs of the people who came before us.  Those beliefs often included ideas that there should be a balance in weather and life.  This is where we find sayings like:
If March comes in a lion, it will go out like a lamb.
A dry March and a wet May fills barns and bays with corn and hay.
As it rains in March, so it rains in June.
March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers.
from the Farmers' Almanac

Lithia of Lithia's Creations has designed a March garden treasury loaded with FAE blooms:

How does your garden grow?

Beautiful Blooms from members of Fantasy Artists of Etsy! Just in time to chase away the winter blahs and welcome the warm rays of springtime


Red Rose and Black Lace Pend...

Faerie Flower Cuff in Wire C...

Fairy Flower Necklace- Tiny ...

Beaded Tribal Necklace -- Bl...

Under the Lilac Tree Elven N...

Soft Rose Original watercolo...

Iris No.18, Small Fairy Wing...

Plant Pot Risers Leaf Design...

MiddleEarths Simply Silver R...

Midnight Bloom Key

Fairy bright woodland charm ...

Gypsy Garden vintage metal r...

Chainmaille flower necklace ...

BOUQUET RED Fairy Glamor Rec...

Spring Green and Pink Mum Fl...

Ivy in the Summer

Mary Mary quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells and cockle shells
And pretty maids all in a row.
Just as fairytales were once not children's fare, many nursery rhymes were not, either.  The Mary alluded to in this traditional English nursery rhyme is Mary Tudor, or Bloody Mary (the daughter of King Henry VIII), a staunch Catholic. The garden is the graveyards that were filling up with adherents to the Protestant faith. Silver bells were thumbscrews and cockle shells were instruments of torture attached to the genitals. The maids were guillotines, known as The Maiden at the time.  Puts an innocent and pretty rhyme in an entirely different light.
Fortunately, FAE team gardens grow with magic and fantasy!
from Secret Rhyme Origins

Julie of Mermaiden Creations created a treasury for March that is merry, cheering on the Spring to get things going and growing:

How Does Your Garden Grow?

FAE team Treasury Tuesday- Merry March and cheers to growing things!

Enameled Forged Copper Neckl...

Custom Spell Bottle Amulet P...

Mushroom Lights along the fa...

Girl Gnome Miniature Female ...


Gypsy Garden Ring

RoseWood pendant necklace

Black White and Yellow Spira...

ROSE PETAL Faerie Apothecar...

EBOOK PDF en CD - Aprende a ...

Dragonfly Slave Bracelet

Floral Filigree Ring and Nec...

Natural and Rustic Magical F...

Nature Spirits Charm Bracele...

Beetle Bracelet Handmade Spi...

Bee of The Ball Melissa Capt...


  1. Come Spring! And welcome, soon! Lovely treasuries from our FAE talents.

  2. Gorgeous Treasuries celebrating Spring!