Some of our summer fairies also have their stories to share.
Our innocent Daisy Fairies love merry children skipping joyfully on the summer meadows among cheerful daisies in bloom. They make sure that children and flowers are best friends forever!
Did you know that Daisy belongs to the Asteraceae family, which is a Greek word for "star"? Daisy or Bellis perennis is native to Europe, but widely naturalized in the Americas and Australasia.
The name "daisy" is derived from its Old English name, meaning "day's eye". This is because its petals open at dawn and close at dusk. Bellis is Latin for "pretty" and perennis for "everlasting". In Medieval times, Daisy was also known as "Mary's Rose".
Daisy is considered to be a flower of children and innocence. It is used as a girl's name as well as a nickname for girls named Margaret, after the French name for daisy, which is marguerite.
Bellis perennis has astringent properties and its juice has been used in homeopathy for wounds. Its flowers have been used as tea for treatment of the gastrointestinal and respiratory tract.
African Daisy Fairies
Our African Daisy Fairies are in love with the sun. They only show their bold colors if they sees the sun. On cloudy days and at night, they close their petals, waiting patiently for their idol to shine again.
As its name shows it, the African Daisy, also known as the African Cape Marigold, is native to South Africa, where it bursts into bloom when the spring rains come. It belongs to the great family of Asteraceae, which has over 23,000 species worldwide!
Like its other daisy relatives from South Africa, it's tough to live in hot, dry conditions, so the African Daisy shows its gratitude for moisture by blossoming into stellar blooms. This makes it at home also in areas where summers aren't hot, such as the Northern regions of the U.S. and the Pacific Northwest, where it will bloom constantly until frost.
The African Daisy flowers blossom in shades of white and bold orange, or yellow and apricot, which make them desirable in any colorful garden. Be careful though, and watch over your native plants. Since the African Daisy is very resistant to drought, it can become pretty invasive in non-native landscapes!
Our romantic Rose Fairies always sigh happily at the thought that their flower is the symbol of love and beauty. If you kindly ask them, they can tell you many love stories that started with a Rose!
Did you know that most species of Rose are native to Asia, with smaller numbers native to Europe, North America, and Northwest Africa? "Rose" means pink or red in many languages, and they are best known as ornamental plants grown for their flowers in the garden and sometimes indoors.
Rose belongs to the family Rosaceae, with over 100 species and thousands of cultivars. Its showy flowers, in colors ranging from white through yellows, are often armed with sharp prickles, which generated the proverb “Every rose has its thorns.”
Rose has long been used for commercial perfumers and cut flower crops. Rose perfumes are made from rose oil, and about two thousand flowers are needed to produce one gram of oil. Another well-known product is Rose water, which is used for cooking, cosmetics, medicine and in religious practices.
Rose is the national flower of England, and the state flower of four US states: Iowa, North Dakota, Georgia and New York.
Red Poppy Fairies
Allow yourself to be charmed by our dazzling Red Poppy Fairies. They love to be in the spot light, drawing everybody’s attention!
Did you know that the brilliantly blooming Red Poppy is world’s most famous wild flower? It is native to Europe, Asia and North Africa, but you can find it in the Americas, too. There are over 150 species of poppies, spread all over the world!
The word “poppy” comes from the Latin “pappa”, which means milky juice. Besides its beauty, this amazing plant has well-known healing properties, and its seeds are also used for delicious dishes and desserts.
The Red Poppy stands for the symbol of the American Legion, handed out for Memorial Day, and also worn in lapels in Great Britain on Remembrance Day.
Our musical Bellflower Fairies love to make their flowers sing in the wind. This magic music can only be heard by those who believe in fairies!
Did you know that Bellflower, or Campanula, has over 500 species of flowers native to the Northern Hemisphere? Campanula comes from Latin, and means “little bell”.
Bellflower blooms between late spring and early fall, with wonderful white, pink, blue, lavender or purple bell-shaped flowers. They turn into small capsules filled with tiny seeds that spread on the ground, and give birth to new plants in the next year.
The Brothers Grimm’s tale Rapunzel took its name from Campanula rapunculus, which is known as Rapunzel-Glockenblume in German!
Morning Glory Fairies
If you wake up early in the morning, you can join our youthful Morning Glory Fairies, and welcome the first sun rays together. You can tell that’s their favorite time of day!
Did you know that the name of Morning Glory is commonly used for over 1,000 species of flowering plants all over the world? Its vines like to climb anything at hand, so you can see its colorful thickets on many fences or walls.
Morning Glory blooms with wonderful white, azure blue, purple or magenta flowers that fully open themselves in the early morning.
Besides its beauty, Morning Glory is also known for the medicinal properties of its seeds, used for laxative purposes.