Friday, July 3, 2020
It was an act of sisterly love that resulted in the construction of this Fairy Garden. Shown from left at their Blooming Prairie home are: Emily Kasperek, Haley McIntosh, Carly McIntosh and Shelby Kasperek. Lots of love went into the building of this Fairy Garden. The architects were Shelby and Emily Kasperek and Carly and Haly McIntosh. Supporting their efforts are parents Andy Kasperek, Anna McIntosh and grandparents Susie and Gary Thorson.

Fairy good as sisters create garden

"It was Shelby's idea" to make a Fairy Garden, said her three sisters.

Shelby Kasperek, 8, and her three sisters, Emily Kasperek, 6; Haley McIntosh, 9 and Carly McIntosh, 14, have teamed together to create a beautiful mini Fairy Garden.

"It was really fun to do," says a proud Shelby.

The Fairy Garden is positioned on a special stand created for it.

"Once the other girls saw what Shelby was doing, they wanted in," remarked dad Andy Kasperek. Mom is Anna McIntosh and grandparents are Susie and Gary Thorson. The two families reside next to the Pine Springs Pool.

A Fairy Garden is a miniature garden complete with structures and actual living plants. It is designed to give your green thumb a place to tend year-round and to lure fairies and with them, good luck, to your home. 

It’s a tiny space created and tended with love. The design and components are limited only by the creator's imagination.

The Fairy Garden features a fisherman (Andy) by a pond, a girl reading a book in a gazebo, a fairy wearing a rain jacket, a fairy on a dog, a girl watering carrots, a girl holding a bird and a girl singing songs. "I'm that musical girl," says Emily.

A beautiful white arch leads viewers to some colorful flowers which have some honey bees as guests.

Pretty rocks lead viewers to a pond. "I had a jar of rocks and put them in the garden," says Shelby.

"The girls came up with the ideas and I just asked them where they wanted the items placed," said Andy, a proud dad.

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Steele County Times & DCI

Steele County Times

411 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 247
Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

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Kasson, MN 55944

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