Attached to our barn we have a pit greenhouse.

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Our so called Pit House is a greenhouse buried 8 feet into the earth with a southern facing glass roof.

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A wonderful haven where magic happens all year long.

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Brunhilde Toad and her sister Trixie winter here, it is their version of the tropics.

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Amaryllis flowers blossom among large pots of  Rosemary and  Scented Geraniums.

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The earth banked sides retain solar warmth collected from the glass roof on sunny winter days.

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Fairy Folk visit with me as I tend  herbs on the warmest of the winter days. They sprinkle fairy dust about which encourages the plants to continue to sprout, blossom and grow.

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Some of my favorite children visit with the fairies as they help water the herbs sparingly during the long cold winter months.

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Spending an hour or two in this green and flowering little haven is truly magical, especially on a cold Maine winter day.

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I come from a long line of gardeners who were friends with the fairy folk, and many of them had pithouses as well as above ground glass greenhouses..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Each generation in my family there have been individuals who were friends with the Fairy Folk.

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And each generation had their own  Memory Keeper. I am the Memory Keeper for my generation, as well I am known as Seamstress to the Fairies.

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I make fairy clothing for the wee folk as well as enchanted wearable gardens for human believers of the Fae.

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I’ve also been known to write a fairy tale or two.

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In the winter when my gardens are asleep I enjoy spending  quiet moments in my pit house enjoying the greenery and scent of herb flowers and warm rich earth on a snowy white day.

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Rosemary sparkled with fairy dust.

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Here are some images of other pit greenhouse. They come in all sizes, but the concept is the same.

 

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Spring is right around the corner…

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Hurrah!

Little Green Fairy