Enchanted Garden Portal
The sweet and simple little garden I’ve been working on came full circle this last Friday – perfect timing before having weekend guests staying with us at the Forest Portal. It’s been incredibly enriching to manifest from my imagination and was a step-by-step process that reflected the “garden of life.” I actually had the busiest week and weekend I’ve had in a long time, so it’s amazing I did finish it before visitors arrived. It’s also a wonderful gift for me right now, as the weather is in that in-between seasonal state while summer transitions to autumn. This makes it ideal for me to sit on my bench and harness the energy for things in my life.
It’s in the perfect place of the side yard with privacy, right amount of sun enough for the garden plants, but enough shade and filtered light to sit comfortably.
It is also surrounded by trees, including two guardians.
I saw in my mind’s eye how I wanted it to be and little by little, each piece, plant, and detail came together. I couldn’t be more pleased with it.
It’s not super fancy, but it’s a mix of cultivated with a wild, organic feel. I do everything by intuition and create from my heart.
My intention was to create a magickal little realm that would be sanctuary for the little forest animals, an enchanted playground for the Elementals and Faeries, a garden delight for Astrid to enjoy seeing from our shared room glass doors, a sacred space to sit in meditation, read, work on my book, and even do client call sessions from, a beautiful view from my desk when I work, and an intentional portal that harnesses the energy I feel there. Of course in winter it will be covered in snowy enchantment, but will still be magickal.
Some of the flowers are already done for the season, but you can see some of the colorful beauty still blooming.
I love seeing the garden in different lighting, so I added several photos to give you a feel for those shifting energies.
And here are some photos that revealed magickal energy where the flying Faery that sits atop a mushroom is, as well as the tree portal door, crystals, and lounging gnome.
The sitting area had to be leveled and supported with retaining walls, I had to plant and mulch the area where the plants are, we created a paver patio and small paver walkway I lined with stones to the sitting area, and then I added the special little touches like arch with tiny solar flower lights, two small solar lanterns to light the path, and brought out my little statues and details to complete the enchanted world.
This includes two gnomes, two bunnies, two faeries, and a faery portal door, as well as some crystal offerings.
I already had four owl guardians and “grow” mushroom at the tree stump lined, larger path, along with tons of crystals and treasures that line the path to the room I share with Astrid.
Everything inviting to the Otherworld and Natural world, as well as protective.
I promised to share photos of it completed so I hope you enjoy these.
Today is our first rain, which we usually get in August, so everything is getting a beautiful refresh with the transitional thunderstorms.
Since I’ve been working on my garden, visits have been regular from a new little rabbit friend I’m so in love with. On Friday, while I was finishing up, this little one was waiting for me to come out and do so.
I sense this one is a little girl, but I have not received a name for her yet. She is as tiny as Blueberry was when he first came to visit last year. This baby has no fear of me and was just meditating in the sun when I came out to work on finishing everything.
I decided to sit with her for a while and she let me get as close as three feet away – I didn’t do anymore than that, just to make sure she stayed at ease, but she was as calm as could be. Only her little nose moved slowly, but she was peace-filled and loved the connecting. I started talking to her and telling her stories and she just listened.
I then went to work and she ended up hopping over to the garden while I was planting and watched me from under a bush. She stayed with me about 45 minutes until I was done and then made her way to the front yard.
She has such a sweet, playful energy, but is very wise beyond years. I’ve also seen her grazing on the grass and clover in the back yard while two chipmunks play all around her.
I love seeing generations of bunnies making this home and my intention with the garden is to create an even more inviting sanctuary for them and I told her to bring more friends. I’ve seen more little animals and pollinators than ever come around including hummingbirds, butterflies, bumble bees, all kinds of birds, chipmunks, squirrels, mice, lizards, and rabbit. I love it and so does Astrid.
I hope you enjoy this little look at our enchanted garden portal. It will be fun to see how it evolves over the seasons in reflection to my own life.
And speaking of little portals, remember that the big Labor Day Sale ends tonight for all little magickal portal creations in our Etsy shop with 100% going to a rabbit microsanctuary at: