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Plant pansies to attract fairies to your garden. Oberon, the fairy king, used pansies in his love potion in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”:
“Yet marked I where the bolt of Cupid fell
It fell upon a little western flower
Before, milk-white; now purple with love’s wound
And maidens call it Love-in-idleness
Fetch me that flower, the herb I showed thee once
The juice of it, on sleeping eyelids laid
Will make a man or woman madly dote
Upon the next live creature that it sees.”
Some consider peaches to be fairy fruit.
Japanese pears were called Fairies’ Fire in the old Language of Flowers.
Placing a spring of pearlwort above the front door is said to prevent fairies from stealing any member of the household away.
Peonies are a charm to bring dreams of fairies.
Primroses were considered fairy flowers in Ireland and Wales, where they were believed to grant fairies the power of invisibility. Eating primroses is supposed to enable you to see fairies. Hanging a spray of primroses on your door is said to be an invitation to the fae to enter your home, and to draw fairy blessings; but scattering primroses outside your door is said to keep fairies away by making a barrier that they cannot cross. Touching a fairy rock with a primrose posy that contains the right number of blossoms (try five) is said to open the way to Fairyland and fairy gifts. Be cautious though, for using a bouquet with the wrong number of flowers is said to bring certain doom. Use primroses for fairy magic. Plant primroses in your garden to attract fairies to it. Be sure to take good care of them though, for allowing primroses to languish or die is said to earn you the enmity of fairies.
Primroses are one key into fairyland. There is a German legend about a little girl who found a doorway covered in flowers, and when she touched it with a primrose, the door opened up, leading into an enchanted fairy castle.
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