Flower Fairies are tiny creatures (the biggest is only 20cm tall) that live in the tree tops, marshes, forest floor, wayside and gardens. Wherever and whenever a seed sprouts, a Flower Fairy baby is born. Each Flower Fairy lives and sleeps in their chosen flower, plant or tree, and as this grows the fairy grows too. Each and every Flower Fairy is in charge of looking after their flower or plant; keeping it strong and healthy by making sure it has plenty of sunshine and water to drink, sweeping away dead leaves, and polishing flowers and stems.
Flower Fairies are nature sprites. Each Fairy looks and behaves like an extra dimension of the plant it lives within and cares for. The evocative 'song' each Flower Fairy sings, helps convey the 'spirit' of her flower.
The World is very old;
But every Spring
It groweth young again,
And fairies sing.
Flower Fairies of the Spring, 1923
How to spot them?
The best times of the day to see a fairy are at twilight, midnight, just before sunrise, and midday. And the best time of the year to see a fairy is on Midsummer's eve, as this is the most magical time for all fairies. Flower Fairies love music and dancing, and hold many balls and parties throughout the year, but on this special night they throw the most wonderful party of all, and every fairy in Flower Fairyland is invited! Fairies don't like to be discovered, and are very good at disappearing quickly (with the help of their magical fairy dust), so you must be very careful and very patient if you are to see one.
Flower Fairies are very shy creatures, and are especially wary of humans - who they find very big and loud! Each fairy has extra-sensitive ears, so if they hear someone coming close to them they are careful to flutter into their flower and curl up tightly.
Each fairy wears an outfit made from their own leaves and flowers, so it is easy for them to hide. If people know about the Flower Fairies their curiosity could put Flower Fairyland in danger. So if you are lucky enough to spot a Flower Fairy, be sure to keep it a secret!
Flower Fairies Secrets
Fairies hold certain values in high esteem, and these attributes comprise the Fairy Code. Even the naughtiest fairies abide by these rules in their dealings with other fairies, though not necessarily when interacting with humans.
If you follow the Fairy Code, you will increase your chances of befriending fairies and avoid offending these sensitive creatures.
The Flower Fairies Code
Always try to be...